High CPU usage on White MB while playing HuLu HD

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  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    Is it just my Mac? The fan goes crazy when I play a stream from HuLu HD. Boxee was the same. Anyone here with the same issue?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea its normal

    streaming hd isnt exactly light on processors
     
  3. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    I have a hard time thinking this question is a serious one...

    But to answer it...you are playing HD video...of course the computer is going to get stressed. Did you expect your computer to just sit there and play the video flawlessly without using the CPU at all?
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The Flash player sucks on the Mac, going into CPU cycle overload for anything.

    Even a simple game of Pong.
     
  5. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    Will this ever be fixed, or what?
     
  6. Beric macrumors 68020

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    It's all Adobe's fault. And I don't see it fixed soon. Flash player 10 was a big improvement, but still unacceptable.
     
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  8. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How is it that so many people are happy with a Mac Mini as a home media server when my more powerful MacBook (4gb RAM) has a hard time doing the work? Safari 4 is said to improve Flash performance, anyone notice?
     
  9. azdunerat macrumors regular

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    Because my mac mini isnt sitting in my lap. Its in a AV rack 15 feet across the room. Just sayin
     
  10. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    That's because people don't usually use the mac mini as a flash video streamer. My cousins have one in their home theater and they use it to just play music around the house and stream home movies off the hard drive to their tv. They aren't playing flash based videos off Hulu or anything, especially HD ones.
     
  11. Cali3350 macrumors regular

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    I just sampled a portion of Obama's address to the nation on Hulu using their HD 480P stream.

    My CPU averaged around 50% usage (100% reported by safari, but thats only 1 core so 50% idle usage by system) and no frames were dropped at all.

    Unibody Macbook 2.0Ghz 2Gb ram 9400M.
     
  12. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Yup, the new Unibodies tend to handle flash a lot better than the last gen. It might have to do with the better graphics being able to take the load off of the CPU.
     

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