Flashplayer videos on G4

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LOAV, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. LOAV macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008
    So, I got all of my PowerMac G4 up and running, but when I try to watch a video on Youtube, it's really slow and choppy. Is there anything I need to install to fix this problem? Is there even a way to fix it? I installed the latest flashplayer, but it's still choppy. Can anyone help?
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    You have to live with it. Adobe Flash Player is poorly coded on the Mac, and requires fairly powerful CPUs to watch videos smoothly. Blame Adobe.
  3. LOAV thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008
    Haha, that's kind of what I was figuring. I'm getting a macbook in a couple months. Hopefully, they'll run good on that.
  4. Lunettes macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2007
  5. bananadan macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2003
    san francisco area
    flash 10 not happening on G4's

    forget about flash 10. not going to work on a G4, and will barely work on a G5 (only at lowest of three possible resolutions.)
  6. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    Not sure what you've got on your G4 OS wise, but I got Leopard with Safari 4 working fine on a G5, if you've got Safari 4 on there you could try the Youtube HTML5 Beta instead of using flash on it.

    Oh this is really old, just noticed, haha sorry.

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