internet browsers not responding

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mattjam, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Just recently i have found that both Firefox and Safari have been "not responding" when i have tried to view some pages... namely some pages on the bbc news site and the guardian site and also mlb.com

    It appears they are pages with some form of embedded video on them.

    its rather infuriating. the pages begin to open then all i get is the spinning rainbow and all other firefox or safari pages hang too.

    anyone have suggestions please?

    Thanks

    Matt
     
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    Neil321

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    Yer post some links so we can try them out, oh and welcome to MR's
     
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    logana

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    All working fine for me on a wireless MacBook 10.5.4 - Flash Player 10 installed.

    All the videos play (none very exciting though !).

    Check what version of Flash is installed - does youtube.com work ??

    Are you in the UK - who is your ISP ?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i am in the uk. We have Virgin at home as the ISP. i haven't had a chance to take my MB else where to try a different ISP as yet.

    I am running OS X 10.5.5
    with flash version 9,0,124,0

    youtube works fine!
     
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    logana

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    I am using Shockwave Flash 10.0 d536 - might be worth a try....

    The sites are all working using Safari 3.1.2.
     
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    Neil321

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    Sorry i didn't get back sooner mattjam, but I'm with logana on this one, all the sites open & play fine using safari 3.1.2 & flash 10, I'm in the UK but am on BT's broadband, like logana suggested give flash 10 ago
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have just updated my shockwave player and am now on version 10.

    however this hasn't fixed it. hmmm.
     
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    logana

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    ok - can you sign on to eBay.co.uk ?

    any on-line banking sites ?

    Virgin - cable or adsl ?

    might be an MTU problem.....
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so i reckon it appears it is something to do with the OS X 10.5.5

    looking at other forums i'm not the only one! but i haven't come across any fixes yet.

    ebay works and so does my internet banking.
     
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    logana

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    Could well be 10.5.5 in that case - I have not upgraded because I use an external monitor and it seems a lot of folk have been having big problems with MacBooks not recognising the monitor after they upgraded to 10.5.5 - so giving it a miss in the meantime...
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ahhh

    you know what...i think its sorted.

    found this:

    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=8168340#8168340

    tried changing the DNS codes. my connection has got quicker and i can now look at the dull videos on mlb.com. it dodn't happen right away which made me wonder...but now it does.

    thank you every one for your time
    matt
     
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    logana

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    Still does not make sense - DNS settings are not going to make the videos appear - I don't use OpenDNS although I did up until a week ago when it started to block sites....Perhaps there was a fault with the Virgin DNS servers....

    I am on TalkTalk and using their default DNS servers and your sites (and dull videos) load fine...
     
  14. HDH
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    Does anyone else have this same problem? It's damn frustrating.

    A site will work just fine for days, then one day it will just not respond. I can force quit, reopen the application and go into any sites I want, but that same site will still have that problem, unless I restart my computer.

    This happens on all my browsers, Firefox, Camino, Safari........
     

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