Flash Video in Safri

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ee99ee, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. ee99ee macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    When I'm on YouTube, Google Videos, etc. etc., I have a problem with the video playing in Safri. As long as the window is in focus, it's fine, but once the window looses focus the video gets VERY VERY jumpy. What gives? If it was pegging the CPU, I could understand -- but its not.

  2. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    I think it has to do with how Safari handles Flash (Or maybe flash itself)..My machine does this with other things, not just videos. When a window is not in focus, Flash simply slows down.
  3. VanNess macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2005
    You can find your answer here from one of the Flash developers.

    As stated in the article, Safari intentionally cuts the frame rate when it isn't the frontmost application in order to preserve system resources such as battery life and otherwise unnecessary fan usage.

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