Constant issues with Flash plugin!

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  1. nope7308 macrumors 65816

    nope7308

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    For unknown reasons, my Flash plugin stopped working properly about 2 weeks ago. If I start to play a video, it works fine for about 5 seconds, but then it causes the CPU to jump to 110%+, and the video starts to stutter/freeze. It makes content unwatchable.

    This happens in both Safari and Firefox. I have both browsers fully updated, and I have Flash 13.0.0.182 installed. I tried reinstalling Flash, but that did nothing. I do not experience any playback issues on my PC.

    I'm using a 13 rMBP. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm at the end of my rope. Thanks.
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Do you have any anti Flash plugins/extension installed? Or a badly configured Adblock blacklist? Try removing and reinstalling them if you do and ensure they are not trying to block all Flash content.
     
  3. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope, the only extension I have installed is ad-block, and it uses the standard block list. Any other ideas on what might be the culprit?
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I believe this is due to bugs with Flash in 13. Try downgrading to a pre-13 version.
     
  5. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The issue actually started with Flash 12, and I only upgraded to 13 about two days ago. So, any other suggestions?
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Get rid of Flash. In all seriousness, you may have to go back to 11. Flash is terrible.
     
  7. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't doubt that for a moment, but if the content is only available in flash, then...

    There has to be a way around this! Apple must know that, however inferior, Flash is still widely used by a vast majority of their customer base. If I have to constantly use my PC, then why bother with a MBP at all?
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Apple doesn't make Flash, like Flash, or want to support Flash. Adobe makes it so maybe they are to be contacted about this issue. Even in the PowerPC days, Flash and Macs were enemies. They still are.
     
  9. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Apple hates Flash! http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/ They've wanted it dead for years and years.
     
  10. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No one is disputing the fact that Apple hates Flash. That said, people still use Flash - I am among them.

    I don't care to learn about the politics, I simply want a solution to these playback issues. So, again, I appeal to the MR readership to help me find a solution. I know that several MBP owners do not experience these playback issues, and so I'm confident that a solution can be found.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  11. I'm a ROb macrumors member

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    Not sure if this is going to help, but in safari preferences there is a power saving option to quit extensions (advanced section).

    On my iMac that tick box caused some issues. Haven't installed flash on my new MBPr...
     
  12. macosxuser01 macrumors 6502a

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  13. kakwvu macrumors newbie

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    This wasn't an issue for me in Safari, but it made Chrome unusable. Such horrendous software. Thanks for the link with Adobe clarifying their plan to (temporarily) fix it.
     

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