Ultimate 13" air - YouTube and fan noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by colocho07, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. colocho07 macrumors newbie

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    I recently got my 13" air maxed out, 4 gb ram 2.13 processor. When doing normal activities the fan is completely quiet but when I load some youtube videos the fan gets annoyingly noisy sometimes. I came across this thread with someone having the same problem, http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/apple-notebooks/219413-macbook-air-fan-issues.html , and he also posted a youtube video that looks jumpy on his air, and sure enough it also looks jumpy on mine while for others it doesn't; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By7ctqcWxyM&ob=av2e
    I just wanted to see if other air users here were experiencing the same thing with the fan, or at least with the jumpy video. Apparently that guy fixed the problem by downgrading from flash 10.1 to 10
     
  2. lucashungaro macrumors member

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  3. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Given all the security issues with flash recently,
    downgrading might not be a good idea?
     
  4. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    If you do the latter a good number of videos including all Music Videos, and many others, will not be available to you on sites like Youtube and other video sites.
     
  5. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    Jumps for me too. Fan is amazingly loud on the 13" MBA. Its totally silent on the 11" MBA.
     
  6. lucashungaro macrumors member

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    That's what the Chrome trick does :)

    Using these tips I improved my battery life a lot and, when absolutely needed, there's a keyboard shortcut that opens the current url on Chrome, which contains its on Flash plugin. After that I exit Chrome and go back to my no-Flash Safari.
     
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  8. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    That seems like a good workaround however many videos won't even show up, not just 'This video does not work on mobile devices'. So you wouldn't ever know it was blocking that video(s) unless you'd seen it before and knew it was there.

    But if the OP is fine with this, great. I plan to do something similar to what your suggesting when I get my MBA.
     
  9. foiden macrumors 6502a

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    I even use click to flash on my MBP. It's a nice utility, actually. While it does help with battery life, it's a great way to load the flash only you want to load. (Though it does get rid of some placeholders) The improvement I see, is loading pages that contain lots of flash adverts and such. Some go from laggy performance to almost instant page loads. Of course, I usually go there and want to run something in flash, but I can choose to run only that in flash.
     
  10. lucashungaro macrumors member

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    Just to assure I'm being clear: I do not use the Mobile Safari user agent all the time, I just reload the page using it when there's Flash content I want to see. It's used only by that tab and doesn't affect the browser as a whole. Using the Mobile Safari user agent as default for the browser could lead to what you're pointing out, but it's not necessary.

    When I hit a page with a Flash video that the Youtube5 extension cannot load with HTML 5, I first try the user agent trick and, if that doesn't work, I open the page on Chrome with full Flash support. You won't lose anything that's not available on non-Flash formats.

    Seems a lot of hassle, but following the articles I linked you'll see how to setup keyboard shortcuts for these actions. I'm very happy with this setup.

    Thanks for the opportunity to clarify that. :)
     
  11. halledise macrumors 65816

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    +1

    take a tad longer to load, but much sleeker than flash
     
  12. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    It has a huge CPU spike when a video launches which causes it to load longer.

    Back to Flash for me.
     

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