Flash 10.1 RC available now

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Prospekt, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Prospekt macrumors regular

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  2. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    Can't wait for the final release. Hopefully it will be much faster and more stable than 10.0.
     
  3. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    Is it stable? The last time I tried 10.1 Opera freaked out so badly I had to manually remove it and reboot just to get back to the older version.
     
  4. Prospekt thread starter macrumors regular

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    So far I've had no problems really. However, I'm not on heavy flash sites often. The fans still kick in a lot, but I've come to expect that.
     
  5. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    I can't really see any performance improvements. It still takes roughly 90% CPU usage when playing 720p YouTube videos on my 2.2GHz MacBook.
     
  6. macdim macrumors 6502

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    I would really like to know which MacBooks can run flash without sounding like a Harrier jet taking off. Mine is borderline unbearable. Even in Windows, so I guess its the hardware?
     
  7. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    my Early 2007 MBP (non-Unibody) doesn't kick the fan on when I watch flash video. I don't have any fan-controlling apps either. I do have it on a stand at home though.

    As for my experience with the RC: I haven't had any issues with it and I have had multiple videos streaming at the same time (2 YouTube vids at same time and one YT vid and 1 Ustream stream going). For some reason load balancing still seems to be off. One of my processors is always running at 80% or more. This has been an issue for me since the 10.1 betas.
     
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Mine can play it pretty OK. Mine's a late 2006 model though.
     
  9. HONDAxACURA macrumors regular

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    Works well on my late 08 unibody macbook. I see a 10-20% decrease in CPU usage when playing 480P Youtube videos. Usually, the fan would turn on by now, but it's still great.

    Any improvement is welcome form the flash. Less memory too maybe.
     

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