Flash dies in Safari, re-launch revives it

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by DominikHoffmann, May 24, 2012.

  1. DominikHoffmann
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    DominikHoffmann

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    I'm probably not the only one with Safari 5.1.5 and Flash 11.2.202.235 who has flash content go entirely black on pages like those on YouTube. In that case, if I really want to view the video, I quit and re-launch Safari, which makes the page come back with the video content displayed properly.

    Given that this happens once or twice a day, I would live to find a solution better than the re-launch routine or to wait until either Apple or Adobe find the issue and fix it.

    Does anyone have any ideas? I just looked at a thread that was started many months ago, where it looked like it had something to do with YouTube cookies and a re-launch didn't provide a work-around. This tells me that what I am experiencing is different.
     
  2. gentlefury
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    Youtube completely locks up on me now. It loads the page then just locks safari until I force close it.
     
  3. DominikHoffmann
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    DominikHoffmann

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    It's happened again. This time I verified that it happens with Vimeo, too. This points not to YouTube alone, but to Flash or Safari in how it interacts with Flash.
     
  4. sofasurfer
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    Been having a nightmare with Flash based content over the last few weeks. I get the black screen when playing youtube videos...although the audio plays fine.

    I also get some sites ( including MacRumors) that just show a blank page when it has loaded. A reboot will sort it out but just like the op this is happening at least twice a day.

    using the flash removal tool and reinstalling the latest version of Flash hasn't helped either.
     
  5. lighthouse_man
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    Same problem here, but Safari just freezes completely. Everything is up to the latest update. Temporarily resolved by playing flash videos in Firefox and Chrome.
     

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