Constant issues with Flash plugin!

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.
 

Steve121178

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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.
 

nope7308

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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.
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?
 

Altemose

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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.
I believe this is due to bugs with Flash in 13. Try downgrading to a pre-13 version.
 

nope7308

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Get rid of Flash. In all seriousness, you may have to go back to 11. Flash is terrible.
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?
 

Altemose

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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?
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.
 

simon48

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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?
Apple hates Flash! http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/ They've wanted it dead for years and years.
 

nope7308

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

I'm a ROb

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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...
 

kakwvu

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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.