Safari 4 and Firefox crash while opening ANY video file

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sn0warmy, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a


    Mar 26, 2009
    Denver, CO
    It started about a week ago. I dunno if it's a problem with Flash or what. But any time I try to open a video on sites such as gizmodo, engadget, youtube, or full episodes from like etc. whichever browser I attempt to open it with just completely crashes. This has been getting worse and worse and now it literally happens 100% of the time.

    I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling both browsers multiple times to no avail. I am REALLY dreading reinstalling my entire OS. Is there a way I can completely eliminate flash from my computer? Then I can manually download it from Adobe directly and see if that works.

    It's a 2 month old mac and it's REALLY beginning to piss me off.:mad:

    Any other recommendations??

    BTW this is a 15" Unibody MBP w/4gb ram.
  2. Prost264 macrumors newbie

    Feb 29, 2008
    I am having this exact problem with my MacBook (2.0ghz 4GB of ram).

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled both Firefox and Safari and also Flash and nothing has helped. I also have been able to find ZERO help on this problem.
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    You can check Console (/Applications/Utilities/Console) to see if any messages pop in there after the crash. Also, there may be a crash log of the incident that could shed some light on it (~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Safari....).
  4. FlashFukedMyMAC macrumors newbie


    Oct 3, 2009
    East Coast
    Flash upgrade issue with macs

    ADOBE should be sued for ignoring this so long and not even addressing it.

    I have spent hours trying to fix, re-install, search, work-around this issue, I AM FURIOUS!

    I have found this issue to be rampant and especially hurtful to those of us who play on gaming or skill game sites that require flash./.. it has to do with the ADOBE FLASH update breaking our flash in all browsers (started esp with Firefox) and then the frames can't redraw... uninstalling doesn't work... neither does reinstalling old flash... Adobe is hiding from this.. i have lost thousands of dollars on my gaming sites from not being able to progress after 3-4 frames on a gaming site... HERE ARE COMMON THINGS I HAVE DISCOVERED:

    -after 3-4 flash activated windows are opened it breaks
    -frames come up blank, chronicly spinning or say "undefined "
    -if any other browsers are open with active flash pages , EVEN MINIMIZED, it is especially bad!

    -often only quitting then restarting all browsers works
    -if on a site where p2p chats are options then the chats come up as undefined and then continue to try to re-open... is maddening
    -if on a site like facebook and trying to watch a video it often just spins and spins
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    When Safari crashes a crash report box should come up. You can get info about the problem and also report the problem to Apple.

    Good Luck!
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    No offense, but you can't blame it all on ABODE, after all it is a 100% FREE so you can't expect them to fix all their glitches, its good enough they made a flash player thats free for the world :D
  7. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    lol @ macs that can't even surf the internet without crashing.
  8. sharkync macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2009
    What version of Flash is causing this behavior - I sure don't want to upgrade to it. Generally, I upgrade very slowly to avoid these types of issues.

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