youtube never works on my mac...but runs fast on a pc, why?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Malus, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. Malus macrumors 6502

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    As the title says, my mac never can view youtube vids but my brothers pc can. It almost never loads the page and i need to refresh it at least 5 times before it loads a page or a movie. Is there a setting that i can use to fix this? It does this both on safari and firefox 2.0.

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What kind of Mac?

    I've found Flash exhibit random issues on OS X when viewing video. You might want to look into updating to the latest version of Flash.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I've never had this problem...YouTube videos are stutteringly slow on my old 500 MHz iBook, but none of my newer machines have had a problem playing the content.

    Is the MacBook in your profile the machine you're talking about here?
     
  4. 840quadra Moderator

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    Have you re-installed flash player in either browser as a plugin ?

    It will usually prompt you to do so, however if it doesn't you can always download it .

    ::EDIT::
    didn't realize he had it working sometimes.. edited post..
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    Works perfectly on my Intel, and I've never installed the Flash Player from Adobe's site, I'm using Apple's bundled one.
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    YouTube works great on all 3 of my Macs. It's not a Mac problem, it's something specific to your Mac.
     
  7. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I don't think it's his mac. I'm at the apple store right now, and if I play a youtube video in one safari window andopen up another, the video window begins to stutter pretty badly. It happens on every mac, from the lowly macbook to the great powermac. I know these macs have the power to do it, but something's wrong.
     
  8. Malus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have an intel macbook. Its not just videos on youtube, even if i search something it lags forever then loads the page. I'm checking all the settings n stuff....but i dunno what the problem is.
     
  9. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    What's youtube?


    Joke.

    I have a new MBP and from time to time I will experience a long load time on the site, but I think that's due to my lackluster and overpriced broadband. Cheers, Tom
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    Did you try updating Flash, as suggested?
     
  11. Malus thread starter macrumors 6502

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