Flash video + Snow Leopard -- Any Rumors?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mcs37, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. mcs37 macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Hey folks, I like many here are running SL. In my case I'm using a 13" MBP w/ 4GB on the 128GB SSD. Super fast machine, but like all other Mac users the Flash performance (especially video) sucks. I was at a friend's house last night; she's running a 2-3 year-old Dell netbook type machine that chew through flash videos on youtube like nothing. When I run Flash on my Mac Mini or my relatively new MBP, it's still choppy often times and 1 CPU is 100% spiked (although it appears as 50% on both cores in iStat).

    NetFlix runs Silverlight and appears pretty solid actually, but Hulu can be a rough experience.

    Anyway, this is a known issue but does anyone know if there's a fix somewhere in the works? As I understand it, this is more Adobe's fault, but either way it's a huge FAIL.

    UPDATE: I failed to mention that both the DVD player and Quicktime even when playing the highest quality video I can find barely seem to cross 10% on iStat. It's really just flash through Safari (I haven't tried Firefox much since Safari is so much faster overall)
  2. designgeek macrumors 65816


    Jan 30, 2009
    I was just looking here for some issues I've been having and I think Flash is the root cause. Every now and then my processes get all messed up and my temps spike due to an ad on the internet.

    I have been looking for information on this for a while now and have found nothing unfortunately. If I'm going to watch lots of Hulu or youtube I boot into windows just to keep my MBP from setting my desk on fire.:mad:

    I can't remember who's fault it is mostly but I wish both would just grow up and optimize flash for such a popular platform... iPhone OS included...:mad:

Share This Page