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Old Nov 21, 2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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Youtube crashes my Mac

So I'm new in this forum and I've got a HUGE problem with Youtube and my iBook G4 that started recently.

Whenever I enter to Youtube and start loading any video, the system crashes, not only Safari but any application that is open at the time.

I've uninstalled and installed Flash Player, updated the system and Safari as well as tried using another browser (Firefox) with no results.

When I disable Javascript from Safari the system does not crash and another thing I noticed is that I can watch embedded videos on other pages but not directly on Youtube.

Any solutions please?
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 09:25 PM   #2
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So I'm new in this forum and I've got a HUGE problem with Youtube and my iBook G4 that started recently.

Whenever I enter to Youtube and start loading any video, the system crashes, not only Safari but any application that is open at the time.

I've uninstalled and installed Flash Player, updated the system and Safari as well as tried using another browser (Firefox) with no results.

When I disable Javascript from Safari the system does not crash and another thing I noticed is that I can watch embedded videos on other pages but not directly on Youtube.

Any solutions please?
Welcome to the love-hate relationship with Apple and Adobe. Try m.youtube.com or try the html5 version of youtube. Flash and Macs(especially older ones) don't go together too well.
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 09:28 PM   #3
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What specific iBook do you have?

Look for the Model Identifier here (#3) and report back.
Thumb resize.

As it is a G4 iBook, it most likely isn't cut out to watch YouTube videos anymore. But try that HTML5 beta advised above and maybe even ClickToFlash.

Btw, what Mac OS X and Safari version are on it?
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 09:43 PM   #4
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Wow you guys are quick, thanks for the response

Mac Os X 10.4.11
PowerBook6,7

I'm a little confused since I could play videos on Youtube just yesterday so I don't know what happened.

So there is no solution?
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 10:53 PM   #5
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Adobe made machine dependent versions of flash which were forgotten.
If you take the time, it's on John McDowell's old blog somewhere or in an internet archive.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 01:03 PM   #6
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Adobe made machine dependent versions of flash which were forgotten.
If you take the time, it's on John McDowell's old blog somewhere or in an internet archive.
Hey do you happen to have the address of his old blog? I googled it with no results

Thanks in advance
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 02:48 PM   #7
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...another thing I noticed is that I can watch embedded videos on other pages but not directly on Youtube.
So, Flash is working fine everywhere else?
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 03:44 PM   #8
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So, Flash is working fine everywhere else?
Hi, as far as I know it is. In fact I have ClickToFlash and it works fine in embedded videos (whenever I click them) and I also tried it in the beemp3 sound thingy.

I don't know what's wrong

As for now I'm using HTML5 for youtube
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 08:11 PM   #9
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Weird. Does it happen in safe mode? Note that Quartz Extreme will be disabled with a safe boot, so YouTube will be really choppy until your next reboot.
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 07:46 PM   #10
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My apologies.
Try here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html

Search adobe for PowerPC flash player.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

It was John Dowdell and not McDowell.


http://blogs.adobe.com/jd/

Apologies.


Getting in contact with Adobe and convincing them to let normal users have access to developer downloads is a different story.

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Ignore this, I fixed the post.
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is strange problem...you could always try using mactubes and vlc player for saved tubes

http://macapps.web.infoseek.co.jp/ma.../index_en.html

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
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