MBP goes to sleep when watching Youtube videos

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by techmonkey, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Whenver I watch a video online, my MBP goes to sleep. Is there a settings that will stop this from happening when video is playing? Seems like a no brainer. When I watch videos with Quicktime or VLC, this doesnt happen.

    I found a program called "Jiggler" that moves your mouse automatically every X minutes, but Id rather not install a program to do something this simple.
  2. JHacker macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    East Coast
    That's because with Quicktime, VLC or DVD Player, OS X knows not to put it to sleep based on the program. With Youtube, this is just an internet browser so why wouldn't it go to sleep?

    You can go to Energy Saver and tell the computer not to sleep though.
  3. Zer0 macrumors regular

    May 22, 2007
    Basically the video is playing inside your browser. So the OS does not see this as activity. As far as the OS is concerned the computer is inactive. The software you mentioned which would move the cursor every X minutes or so is a good option. Otherwise I guess you will have to modify the power settings to get around it.

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