Flash on MBP = Fail

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -LikesMac-, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

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    I have a serious problem. My MBP 13'' 2011 4GB RAM usually runs fine…EXCEPT when watching youtube videos. Safari just freezes constantly, and it is extremely annoying. What can I do to improve performance?


    Flash is way too inefficient, and I know now why people criticize it so hard. :p
     
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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I agree. For Flash-related issues:
    • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
    • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
    • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) As far as performance impact, YMMV.
     
  6. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    It's much worse on OSX. Blame on both Apple and Adobe's sides for this.
     
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Agree completely with Flash being horrible on OS X. Works 100x better on my Android devices. I had to install AdBlock just so the majority of the flash based ads wouldn't show up. After I did that, Safari is a lot more stable. Try the HTML5 version and see if it makes a difference.
     
  8. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Why blame Apple? It's not up to them to make a decent third-party software. It's not like OSX is flawed. Adobe just suck or don't find OSX worth their money.
     
  9. jpeezy macrumors regular

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    I had the same problem with version 11.2.202.223. Upgrade to the latest version (11.2.202.233) and it should fix your problem.
     
  10. samac92 macrumors 6502a

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    Youtube playback on my MBP has been really bad lately, far worse than it used to be. Updating flash didn't seem to help. Using Chrome it is a bit better but still not perfect. Other flash videos websites such as iPlayer work fine so I don't think it is just a flash issue.
     
  11. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

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    No problem here using Flash to view YouTube videos. I use ClickToFlash.
     
  12. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Flash isn't fail. It works perfectly on my 2010 MBP ( 330m GPU ).
     
  13. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Flash sucks. Period.

    HTML5 is much better on YouTube.
     
  14. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Blame Apple for not providing robust enough APIs. Get your facts straight.
     
  15. Mavrack macrumors member

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    Safari for some strange reason has been horrible for Youtube videos for me. I tried Google Chrome and it is significantly better, try that and see if it works.
     
  16. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    Not to be one of those google chrome freaks, but seriously, try google chrome if you wanna watch YouTube videos. Works Alot better!
     
  17. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

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    I've never experienced any issues on my 2011 13" MBP, though that may be because I only use Google Chrome.
     
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  19. PAPO macrumors 6502

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    I use Click2Flash it's great, you can watch any youtube video without flash and without ads, I can have 7 videos loaded with minimal CPU load
     
  20. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok..

    I updated flash to latest version and I am going to get Click2Flash. :p
     
  21. Capex macrumors regular

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    I've noticed Safari suffer freezing in youtube as well, but only lately. I have the latest version of flash.
     
  22. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Flash has been never good with apple products.
    Just like how iPhone doesnt have flash.
     
  23. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Had some problems with a version from about a month ago. Updated to the most recent version a few days ago, seems better.

    There are versions of flash that run OK on the mac, and some versions that are terrible. Most of the time it has been OK for me.
     
  24. DrNick8404 macrumors member

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    Quick fix-

    google.com/chrome

    INSTALL

    Be happy :apple:
     
  25. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Use HTML 5 for YouTube or use chrome and uninstall the separate flash from adobe.
     

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