Flaw in OSX Video Viewing?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by umdjb, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

    May 27, 2006
    Washington D.C.
    Does anyone notice this when you are trying to view a video feed from a website the video slows down and becomes choppy when you are viewing another application. For example I went to Youtube.com and was watching some old Chapelle Show clips and when I was checking my email I notice the video become slower. This is not an issue in Windows. I was wondering if someone can explain this to me. At first I thought it was OS X optimizing itself but this just doesnt seem to make sense.

  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Safari throttles down CPU power to flash plugins that aren't in the foremost window. Firefox won't do this, if it bothers you.
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    I haven't noticed it but you're right. I think it's a feature of Safari to reduce the CPU load of flash content running in background windows.

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