flash player consumption with different browsers

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by happle, May 7, 2011.

  1. happle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    ok so recently iv been trying some different browsers. i like safari but theres a few things about it that make me not want to use it.

    iv been using firefox lately and love its look/features. really everything about it. except its a ****ing dog on my macbook. well not really that is a dog but it really consumes a lot more cpu power and memory than any other browser i have tried. that pretty much ruins it for me.

    i then tried camino, which i thought ran nicely and i liked. besides the fact its a little bare boned as far as features.

    i also tried chrome and it was ok but i dont like feeding google with anymore information than i have to.

    now about the flash. every single browser besides safari eats my cpu when playing flash. when playing a youtube video on safari my cpu is at 12-20% each core (dual core), so 24-40% in total cpu consumption. when playing a youtube vid with any other browser my cpu is anywhere from 29-38% each core. so 58-76% cpu consumption in total. why is it that all other browsers besides safari are acting this way???

    is there a way i can somehow get all flash to switch to an mp4 quicktime player or something? someone please help.
  2. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
  3. kona0197 macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2010
    I have noticed that flash makes the fa come on my MacBook and the CPU gets plenty hot. :mad:
  4. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    yeah i know this but that doesn't address the issue i stated in why other browsers consume more cpu with flash than others.

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