MacBook Air STANDARD YouTube Video?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Doju, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Everyone gripes about HD streaming on YouTube with Rev A. Alright, well my laptop can't run that either at the moment, so I don't really care. :p My question is, what about standard video? A hiccup here and there is fine, but when I saw a YouTube video of the Rev A studdering here and there with HD, it must run standard fine, no?
     
  2. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    Flash 9 consumes far too much CPU to be usable on a Macbook Air for any length of time. Flash 10 still has a few glitches with some Flash applets running on certain websites, but it uses 1/3 - 2/3 less CPU than Flash 9 running the same Flash applets. You'll immediately notice the difference on Youtube and similar websites.

    You can see where Flash is going by checking the 64bit Linux alpha build for performance. It is very fast and not very crashy. :D
     
  3. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    I have a rev. A 1.6ghz. No problem with YouTube standard or HD. I watch a lot of TV shows downloaded from iTunes too without issues.
     
  4. Andre1980 macrumors member

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    Quicktime plug-in for YouTube videos

    There is plug-in out there which will enable Safari to play a YouTube video using Quicktime instead of Flash (or whatever the default thing is):
    http://www.joeyhagedorn.com/2008/04/16/youtube-in-mp4-via-quicktime-plugin

    Although I am happy with the usual playback quality for YouTube clips on my PowerBook this plug-does improve stability and should make an even bigger difference on a MacBook Air.

    Go try it.
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +1 ^^^ I have done the same w/o issue. Everything is running rather well at the moment...:cool:
     

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