problem watching youtube

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by roslee7, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    currently i have problem watching youtube on my MBA with safari. when i try to watch on my own video channel and others, its says an error occurred, please try again later but if watch on main youtube , no prob. Then when try to open HTML5, it just stuck there. i already reload flash few times but still the same.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Try watching in a different HTML5-capable browser, such as Chrome.

    Also, html5 implementation is still buggy and not all videos are available in html5, so make sure you have the latest beta of flash installed.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried using html5 on chrome and it seems it try to open the yiutube video but it didnt. So i have to disable the html5 and back to flash. Btw, whats the advantage of html5 and clicktoflash? i am using on my MBA
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    HTML5 is hardly what it's cracked up to be, now. Why Apple backs it is it gives Apple an out to get people used to paying for media content, because if they get free content now, they'll want it forever. Flash provides free content now (paid for via advertising). Apple's business mode requires selling the content via iTunes, App Store, and iBookstore.

    There was a study last week using both HTML5 and Flash. When both had access to h.264 hardware decoding, they both had the same results. Flash would be a hell of a lot better on your Mac if you booted it into Windows via Boot Camp. I use about 20% of the power in Windows to run the same video, HD, and Flash apps as the same hardware uses in OS X.

    Basically, live with the lags unless you're willing to use Windows. OS X is not the OS for entertainment whether it be Flash content, Flash Apps, HD videos, or even streaming videos.
     

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