Flash and iTunes Video not friendly with OSX?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Coldsnap0, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Coldsnap0 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008
    My powerbook g4 froze while watching movies on iTunes. So I ran disk permission repair, restarted in safe mode, and cleared PRAM. Then i watched the same movie with VLC, and I finished it without any issues.
    Then I proceeded to browse in gamespot, a heavy flash site. (My heat monitor program said it was at 58degrees). Then it froze just like the iTunes movie.

    I'm 90% sure it's not a cooling issue since my fans kick in when I'm playing games and such. And not a harddrive issue because I've never had any slow downs or issues while booting up.
    I dunno why iTunes movie and Flash seems to be messing my lappy up. (Both on Firefox and Safari).

    Any suggestions? Or should i just proceed to a clean install of Leopard?
  2. spinne1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2005
    Hermitage, TN USA (near Nashville)
    Tiger is more like it. Your real problem is that your computer is too old and slow. Flash is very intensive for G4 computers. You probably need to quit using flash heavy content on that computer.
  3. Coldsnap0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008

    I don't think flash is too intensive for 1.25ghz g4 with 2 gig ram, my old laptop with 1ghz and like 256ram won't freeze with flash...
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Sounds like it might be bad memory or a corrupt installation...

    You might try:

    - Removing the memory modules one at a time and seeing how it performs on just one of them

    - Creating a new account and seeing if you can replicate the issue on the new account

    - And if neither work, reinstalling OS X, as you mention.
  5. Coldsnap0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008
    Do i need to download flashplayer like with windows after leopard reinstall?
  6. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    No, flash comes preinstalled and Apple's updates generally include Flash.

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