4OD on Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wd89, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. wd89, Mar 13, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011

    wd89 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2010
    This is for UK residents! I'm trying to watch "The Cleveland Show" on Channel 4's catch-up service 4OD but the website crashes my computer.

    For the first time in 6 years using a Mac, I had to hold down the off button as nothing worked. Before doing this my whole screen started flickering and the fan went crazy. I tried the website again after rebooting and the same thing happened.

    My question: When opening this webpage on a Mac in Safari on your computer does the same happen to you or is this a problem with my MacBook Pro (mid-2009)? Thanks!


    Edit: When I clicked that link above to test it, the page opened in a new window and was ok but when i closed the window and went back to the window which was previously opened the screen started to flicker when scrolling. After relaunching Safari my computer is ok. Something weird is definitely occurring here.
  2. highburyheroes macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2011
    Sorry buddy, works perfectly fine for me. I'v closed the window and then reopened it through my history and it's working fine.

    Try reinstalling flash maybe? or downloading new update.
  3. Magrão macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    I've had this problem too on the 4OD site. Once before, a few weeks ago and last night. I too had to resort to holding down the power button. Last time, it was even occurring using Chrome. Haven't tried your link or 4OD again yet, but will update if it happens again...
  4. Magrão macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    Yup, my whole system froze when I opened 4OD. Rebooted and tried your link and the same happened again :mad: Might try Chrome now...
  5. Kyffin macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Same here too, with 4oD being worse than iPlayer and itvPlayer for crashes

    Shame as they've some excellent stuff and in seasons :(
  6. BigMac andFries macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2011
    couldn't get anything to play within Safari but firefox worked fine for me
  7. wd89 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2010
    Thanks guys - and sorry to all that clicked the link/visited the site for me and had to reboot :eek:

    I got a standard reply from Channel 4 support requesting me to reinstall flash and to only run Safari when visiting the website. They even told me to try a wired internet connection for improved speed. I've since responded with a harsher tone requesting that they fix the website and not get me to do all the work of making sure I close iTunes, etc when I want to watch their shows!!! I have no problems with the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and YouTube sites!

    I'll post the reply here if its better than the first response...
  8. datmr macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    Tell BBC News, various tech blogs and get it on youtube, and try to video some of your mates trying it too. They'll fix it real fast before everyone tries it and they start breaking Macs. Coz that would not be good for them. Computers aren't meant to be powered off like that and it can damage the file system on the disk.

    No, I'm not crazy :)
  9. wd89 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2010
    Unfortunately, the Cleveland Show isn't available on their YouTube channel :rolleyes:

    I'm just going to give up trying to watch Channel 4 online. Maybe they should try a HTML5 player or whatever the non-flash standard will be. At least then people could watch the shows on their iPads etc.

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