I have a 13" MacBook Pro with TouchBar, 2018.
Since some time I'm having video and audio problems. What usually happens is:
- I'm listening music (Spotify/Youtube), watching a movie/serie (Netflix (Safari/Chrome)).
- Suddenly the video stops. It seems paused, but I can still pause it (so, it isn't paused, but not playing either).
- I can now try to play it again, which doesn't work. The video is stuck.
- After a while (20 seconds) the video plays again, but the audio doesn't. After 30s-2min the audio comes back as well.
This happens every ~5 minutes. It seems to happen in different programs (browsers, spotify, VLC). I clean-installed the Mac. And if I remember correctly, it was there before Catalina.
Also, I noticed several times that the audio-control buttons on the TouchBar get greyed-out/disabled for a second, as well as the audio-icon in the top bar of the screen. This somehow makes me think that it's a hardware problem, but I haven't found people having this problem, only where the video stops but the audio continues.
Is anyone familiar with this issue? With this information, is this likely to be a hardware or software problem?
EDIT: I have found users with the problem where the video stops, while the audio continues. And this apparently doesn't happen in a private (Safari) tab. I also tried this, but this doesn't solve it, unfortunately.