Flaw in OSX Video Viewing?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by umdjb, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

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    Does anyone notice this when you are trying to view a video feed from a website the video slows down and becomes choppy when you are viewing another application. For example I went to Youtube.com and was watching some old Chapelle Show clips and when I was checking my email I notice the video become slower. This is not an issue in Windows. I was wondering if someone can explain this to me. At first I thought it was OS X optimizing itself but this just doesnt seem to make sense.

    Thanks!
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

    LeeTom

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    Safari throttles down CPU power to flash plugins that aren't in the foremost window. Firefox won't do this, if it bothers you.
     
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    I haven't noticed it but you're right. I think it's a feature of Safari to reduce the CPU load of flash content running in background windows.
     

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