Should I install Flash?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by X5-599, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. X5-599 macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2012

    Thing is: I'd rather not install it. But without it - No Youtube. I've been placed in the Html5 trial but I have to say IMHO 80% of the videos I would want to watch are still Flash based.

    So, is there any "real" reason I shouldn't install Flash? My system is brand new and I'm very picky about the software I put on it.

    Anybody experience any instabilities etc on Mountain Lion afterwards?
  2. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
    Or, Just use the Chrome ( flash on demand ) as your browser for You Tube.
  3. mentaluproar macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2010
    Ohio, USA
    I totally understand. I still don't have java here, and I do not miss flash.

    Install the youtube5 extension safari and install flash for those moments where you still need flash.
  4. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2011
  5. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    Are you using Safari? I've found that Safari and Flash don't play well together (i.e. plug-in crashes). If you do use Safari and don't want to change then moderate to heavy Flash use could cause you some headaches.

    In my experience Firefox or Chrome would be better choices if you use Flash alot.
  6. osxlovers macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2012
    You still need Flash even when you hate it :D
  7. inaka macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2010
  8. switon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2012
    RE: Flash and Marc Hoyois's ClickToPlugin...

    Hi all,

    I have just another suggestion for Flash and Safari. I use the ClickToPlugin plugin by Marc Hoyois to control Flash playing inside Safari. This useful plugin stops the automatic playing of Flash when you visit a webpage, rather you have to click on it in order for Flash to play. For instance, at the bottom of this page is a Flash advertisement that does not automatically play, rather I have to click on it in order for it to play. This means that Flash is not using CPU and network resources unless I specifically click on the ad.

    (I hope I'm not going to get into hot water for advocating the control of Flash ads? Moderator? You can delete this post if you wish.)

  9. X5-599 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2012
    Thanks guys.

    I'm using Firefox by the way. To the HTML5 thing. Yeah. In my opinion not nearly 20% of the videos are available via HTML5. Seriously, I find myself avoiding clicking on Youtube links because my mind tells me: don't bother, it's just gonna show you a crappy missing plugin error again...

    And, Chrome? It hasn't come to that yet.
  10. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I still use Flash, and it crashes constantly on Mac... "The plugin has crashed, Do you want to re-stet" type questions.

    When it does work, its ok, but i hate resist in installing Java because if all these exploits.

    Trouble is, its not only web that needs it... its also apps too... (Don't ask me why this would be the case, I have no idea), but even some of Adobe's stuff on Mac requires Java, and Windows versions don't...

    This shouldn't be the case surly.... If it can be done fine, on Windows, then why is it needed for Mac. Can't people do it any other way ?

    Plus, this is what happens when you hook into something else, to use your program.......
  11. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Use ClicktoPlugin. It can play back most any video in HTML5 (all of Youtube, Vimeo, etc).

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