Why would certain flash videos run slowly?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tucker3434, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. tucker3434 macrumors regular

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    Youtube works extremely fast while NHL Gamecenter and Hulu drag along. Netflix also runs perfectly fine, and I can download at a consistent 5MB/S on Itunes. Also, my 5 year old PC plays Gamecenter and Hulu just fine. I have the latest version of flash player.
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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    1. Resolution
    2. Slow source servers
    3. Flash for Mac... sucks.

    Also, Netflix, if I remember correctly, utilizes Silverlight not Flash.
     
  3. tucker3434 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You're right on the silverlight, but I just wanted to put as much info out there as possible. So, am I going to have to rely on my 5 year old laptop to watch videos online?
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    ...and Silverlight for Mac is absolute trash. Once it plays it's fine but the time it takes to load and how it can stall the browser for a minute is horrible.
     
  5. tucker3434 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i haven't had a problem with silverlight. It takes a couple seconds to load, and it never slows after that. I wish it was the other way around. I'd much rather be able to watch my NHL games than movies.
     
  6. Norskman macrumors member

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    Never had any Silverlight problems, but I'm constantly having this Flash issue on my MacBook Pro. A website with a flash ad can complete hose the browser until I kill that tab.

    I use Flashblock (Firefox) now and only turn on the flash I want to view, like YouTube video's, which you can then whitelist.
     
  7. tucker3434 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not really having a problem with flash embedded in websites, though. I'm having a problem getting flash videos to run smoothly and quickly. It is so frustrating to watch my bandwidth sit at 5MB/S when I'm downloading something, only to have it fall to 50KB/S when I try to watch video.
     

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