Flash - Poorly optimized for OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by desistyle, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. desistyle macrumors regular

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    What's up with Flash on Mac?

    I have a Late 2007 Macbook, Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 Ghz and 4GB ram.

    Some flash games run fine, but more intensive flash games run slower when Im in OS X.

    If I bootcamp into windows, flash games run really well.

    Is flash just poorly optimized for OS X? Why is it when I play a game my Safari CPU spikes to 90-100%?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. James17 macrumors 6502

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    I think it is poorly optimised for OS X. I posted a thread not long ago about the Safari memory leak issue, I was told it was due to Flash which makes Safari use this amount of RAM. It must be correct as when it was using around 500MB RAM, I was watching a flash video podcast on a technology website.
     
  4. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    Trying running flash on a 1999 iMac 333 machine :)

    Brutal...

    Any flash apps make my Macbook fans go crazy.
     
  5. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprise that no one has come up with a true multi-platform alternative to Flash.

    I just hope Flash Player 10 is built from the ground up and offers much better performance.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    Well, Silverlight may take the top spot in coming years.
     
  7. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    I just hope that they treat the Mac and PC versions equally when developing the plugin, and don't incorporate proprietary technologies like DirectX that then have to be converted (badly).
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've had the OS X Silverlight plug-in installed for some time. ;)
     
  9. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    Are there any sites that use Silverlight so I can test the plugin?
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I know that Microsoft's Expression Media site asked me to download Silverlight for a few of their presentations.
     
  11. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    I have similar experiences.

    I actually think I dislike Adobe more than Microsoft.

    SL
     
  12. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    That's just small change. What they need is a platform that Linux, Mac and Windows users can develop on. At the moment you can only view Silverlight content on the Mac, not make content for it. For that you still need a PC (or Bootcamp).

    And then secondly, they need a site that rivals YouTube (or xTube for people who like that sort of thing :) ).
     
  13. zephead macrumors 68000

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    MLB.com uses it for its streaming media.
     
  14. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Is Sliverlight a Flash Replacement?

    And how does Silverlight perform compared to Flash?
     

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