Youtube lags, quicktime runs fine, any reasons?

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  1. MattMK45 macrumors regular

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    Due to my powerbook g4 being an old machine now, some of the latest yotube/gametrailers videos lag significantly, however, the strange thing is when I download the videos from game trailers, and run them through quicktime, they run crystal clear. Does anyone have an explanation for this?
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately this is due to Adobe's crappy coding of Flash. There is a petition floating around somewhere about this as well.
     
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    The old fix was downgrading FlashPlayer but now YouTube and a lot of other sites demand the newest FlashPlayer. Too bad for G4 owners since it is horrid and in my opinion unusable. In short, it's not your machine.
     
  4. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

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    Why hasn't anything been done about this yet?

    And does Adobe even make any money off of Flash?
     
  5. MattMK45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ah well at least its not my machine, just lazy adobe, do you know that link for that pettiton? i wanna sign it right away, thanks for the advice guys, it's well admired
     
  6. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Of course they do. But not from the Flash Player, it's the Flash application used to build Flash stuff that brings in the cash.

    Adobe doesn't seem to have much in the way of competent Mac coders these days considering how ****** their Creative Suite package has become and how un-Mac-like it works.

    I seriously can't wait till HTML5 is in a good enough condition (good browser support and performance) to fully replace Flash video.
     
  7. js81 macrumors 65816

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    I am fully 100% in the same boat as you, OP. My PowerBook can't play Flash videos for crap. Everything else runs great, but flash just sucks. I remember the eMacs at the school where I used to teach playing YouTube videos just fine - they were 1.25GHz and 512MB of RAM - so my PowerBook should play at least at that level. The problem is that was three years ago and flash itself has changed considerably for the worse.
     
  8. MattMK45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well it's nice to know that I'm not alone on this topic, does anyone have a date when html 5 comes out?
     
  9. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Why not install noflash or some other flash blocker, youtube works without flash.
     
  10. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Safari can be already used for HTML5 video in YouTube but not anywhere else. Of course the various video etc services will have to move to using HTML5 first so I wouldn't expect widespread use for at least a few years.

    Firefox doesn't do HTML5 video yet.
     
  11. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox 3.5 introduced support for the HTML 5 audio and video elements, offering the ability to easily embed media into HTML documents. Currently, Ogg Theora, Ogg Vorbis, and WAV format media is supported.

    https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Using_audio_and_video_in_Firefox
     
  12. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    That doesn't mean the implementation works flawlessly. For example the YouTube HTML5 demo doesn't work at all.
     

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