youtube destroys my mac!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by salacious, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. salacious macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    so i have a mbp 13" 2011 early i5, 8gb ram 320gb HDD

    i can edit videos, make music edit raw photos and a whole bunch of other stuff i can even run sky rim on medium settings with acceptable play rate

    now on the other hand when i go to youtube, or play it on any settings my computer acts like a shark thats taken a ton of coke and left in the middle of the desert...

    what the hell, why does youtube do this? how do i get around this?

    i need youtube for my business start up and for my mac not even to go onto its page without being a spaz is detrimental to my income life and convienience
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    First, make sure your flash is updated, and try Chrome or someother browser if you haven't already. If no avail, then complain to Adobe for having such useless programmers and making no effort to contain the monstrous memory leaks and unnecessary resource hogging that Flash throws upon you.

    Regarding skyrim having "acceptable play rate" on medium settings...what exactly is acceptable? I am amazed that you've managed that, depending on the FPS you deem acceptable. :eek:
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  4. salacious thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    nice one, i was actually on the html 5 trial which is what was causing the Hiroshima effect, iv managed to play a video for once without it slowing down the whole universe
  5. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    Yep, I had the same problem until I disabled the html 5 trial.
  6. njean777 macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2009
    Flash is garbage on mac, but you get use to it in the long run.
  7. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Very strange. Install the latest version of Safari and Flash. Up to date Safari with up to date Flash is smoother than anything on Windows.
  8. salacious thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    it was the html 5 trial that i was automatically confirmed into without my approval, it is actually fine now, i wonder at what point they did this because i can remember youtube being fine so they must have done something without me knowing..
  9. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    I'm amazed at how horrible google's HTML 5 player is. The entire web has beautiful HTML 5 playback, but YouTube's HTML 5 is worse than flash playback.
  10. danwayfilms macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2012
    I had this issue with HTML 5 as well. I hope they get their S^$t together because if they go to HTML 5 and no flash then it better not be this bad.
  11. throAU macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia

    I've been having massive issues with youtube on safari over the last couple of weeks, since an update (i think maybe 5.1.4). Not sure if 5.1.5 fixed it or not (i just started using something else, it was that bad).
  12. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    I like how the complaint is that it affects his "business startup". Professional Skyrim player? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008

    I find the wild hyperbolizing more entertaining, but also wonder about needing youtube for a start-up and how Skyrim playability effects professionalism in the long run. Negatively?
  14. YsoSerious macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2008
    YouTube destroys my Mac, and sucks on my iPhone.

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