Flash 10.1 Prerelease Beta 3 - New improvements on OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LinMac, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    Quote from me IRL exactly 7 minutes ago, "I can't wait to see if the next release works better on the PowerMac."

    As much as I hate double posting;

    "Characters appearing twice when typing in a text input field" -under bug fixes.

    Yes! Yes! Finally! Oh god yes!!!
  3. Zortrium macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    I'll be interested to see how this beta performs. I had Beta 2 installed on my MacBook for a few weeks since it significantly reduced CPU usage during streaming video, but it unfortunately also caused Firefox to crash on a near-daily basis, so I went back to 10.0.
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    Power Mac G4 1.25ghz SP

    All of these tasks end up pegging the CPU at a solid 100%*

    First, I used the latest full release of Flash. TERRIBLE! Youtube stuttered worse than Gump and games were tooooo latent to be playable.

    Installed 10.1 beta 2. Webkinz became bearable and Youtube was not such a headache as long as you let it load, but still doesn't satisfy. (HTML5 is great so far)

    Installed 10.1 beta 3. I did a before and after. Playing at LuckyCharms.com became MUCH improved! Who else gets that sick feeling in their stomach from the latency between keyboard input and on-screen actions? After the update, it was almost gone, so much so I was able to enjoy the games! Webkinz was good before but now it plays PERFECT! No joke!

    Still, I hope they don't screw it all up in the final release, like Apple did with Safari 4's tabs. At least they are only dropping support for the G3, which means I may be able to expect more improvements in the, so-far, bright future.

    Oh....and whoopie.
  5. simewich macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2009
  6. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    I've been all over the net. So far, everything works well, especially since they fixed the Flash Text Field issue.

    Not a problem so far!

    As for performance boost...it still uses 20% CPU at Grooveshark and it uses even MORE CPU than before on Youtube! 60% average on my 2.53ghz MacBook Pro! But I really have to give it to them, the scrubbing and time-jumping in the Youtube interface is now FLAWLESS and smooth!
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    You don't have to double post
    You can use the edit button

    I haven't experienced any problems
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Just go back and edit your post if you dont like double posting

    edit: beaten by macdawg apparently lol
  9. polotska macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
  10. simewich macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2009
    wow. this is pretty great.

    on my 2.0ghz 9400m youtube 1080p plays without stutter. definitely impossible before 10.1
  11. smmsanders macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2009
    Has anyone tried beta 3 on an iBook G4 PPC cpu? I tried beta 2 and it caused Safari and Firefox to crash constantly.

    Does the new beta support ATI Mobility Radeon 9200? I looked at the release notes and only Mobility Radeon HD 4xxx series and higher are supported.

  12. yensteel macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2009
    I just installed it. It works perfectly on my Unibody Macbook Pro on Snow Leopard, unlike Beta 2, where youtube didn't work for me. :)
  13. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2008
    Has flash video CPU usage gotten any better? This is major for me as I watch a lot of flash video and am getting tired of my CPU running high on both cores when watching a video.

    PS This might be an issue with FF and flash. Not sure.
  14. polotska macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
  15. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2008
    Good to hear. Starting to sound like i should install it.

    Anyone know if it causes Firefox or Chromium to crash like the previous betas did?
  16. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    Yeah, I agree!

    Read my posts above! It's improved enough that I can run flash on my PowerMac G4 without too much headache.
  17. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    Flash videos still lag.

    I gave up with flash long time ago.
  18. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    You do know that it's Chrome, right?

    I don't know about you guys, but it still makes my Mac hot, takes way too much CPU usage and still crashes a good amount.
  19. polotska macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
    Sure. I'd rather not have to use Flash at all—but it's necessary for some websites that I use. So I welcome the 10.1 beta's improvements.

    Fortunately Flash's days are numbered.
  20. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2008
    Chrome = Google's browser
    Chromium = Open-source version of browser that is updated far more frequently

    But thanks for playing!

    Still wondering if it causes issues with Firefox and Chrome/Chromium.
  21. yensteel macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2009
    Yes, definitely. The CPU usage for me reduced a noticeable bit in activity monitor.

    Even now, everything's been perfect. No crashes or incompatibilities.

    Looks like Adobe's making some decent progress.
  22. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    ditto. still not keen to try this on my CD MBP. anything lags on it ;)
  23. mabaker macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2008
    I reported the bug that the Beta 3 consumes MORE CPU time than Beta 2 but it seems to play the videos more efficiently on PPC processors.

    My Quicksilver Dual 800 plays all the videos from Pitchfork TV in HIGH QUALITY (1200) very well.

    Still the CPU usage is at 160%! :D LMAO

    This may be the first bearable release of Flash player for the PPC crowd.

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