Youtube and Hulu freezes safari instantly

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  1. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Im on SL and just until yesterday safari started freezing when i go to the youtube homepage or hulu, i didnt instal anything new, it just happened now all the time. whats going on?
     
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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  3. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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  4. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    You have to active it, it replaces youtube videos flash player to H.264 and uses quicktime.

    Not sure about Hulu, dont have it here in Sweden.
     
  5. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yes i know i had it before you said to get it, its not the problem here
     
  6. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Just tonight I've started having the same issue. Was watching a flash video on ESPN.com and it froze halfway through and crashed Safari. Now any use of flash crashes the browser. Firefox too.
     
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    Seem to have solved the problem here... Repaired permissions, lots of stuff showed up related to flash player. Still had the problem. Restarted, now everything seems to be normal again.

    Ha ha... I usually tell people repairing permissions and restarting are probably not going to help whatever issue they are having... but seems like that's just what was needed here.
     
  8. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    I did that yesterday it helped for a few hours and started again
     
  9. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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  10. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    I did that and it doesnt help, do you have the same problem? the problem is the flash plugin, i removed it from the plugins folder and safari didnt crash or freeze but no flash.. so why did it only started to happen two days ago?? :confused:
     
  11. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Safari and Firefox are both crashing for me when I go to youtube. Repaired permissions, and now Safari will access the Youtube page, but a search for a video will crash the browser.
     
  12. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    No I don't have this problem, I was on YouTube for hours yesterday and no crashes. Very strange problem you have.
     
  13. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    I am now having the freezing issue with youtube. As soon as I get to youtube.com home page it instantly freezes safari... Anyone else RECENTLY having this issue?
     

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