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  • fireQuartz Level 1 (10 points)
    I just installed the Flash update released yesterday .. and while it's is still a total CPU pig, I'm noticing much smoother playback ..

    What I did was first use the Flash Uninstaller ...

    ... to totally remove the old plug-in then ran the new installer - .

    Anyone else get similar results?

  • Robert Daeley Level 1 (110 points)
    Did the uninstall/reinstall -- does seem better, though there still are a few delays here and there.
  • fireQuartz Level 1 (10 points)
    That's exactly my experience - it's still not the way it should be, but definitely much better - which makes me believe even more now that the issue is more Adobe's fault than Apple's.

    Robert Daeley wrote:
    Did the uninstall/reinstall -- does seem better, though there still are a few delays here and there.
  • angiemoerkel Level 1 (0 points)
    I discovered a little workaround for all using the Tascam us-122l interface. I hope it will work for you,too.

    1.) Download and install soundflower (freeware).
    2.) Go to the Systempreferences and set "Soundflower (2ch)" as your audio output.
    3.) Start the software "soundflowerbed" it was installed with soundflower
    4.) Click on the little flower symbol that appeared in your menue bar
    5.) Now you can choose the output of the "Soundflower (2ch)"-device -> us-122l

    After doing that i was able to watch youtube videos without any lagging!
  • RX7SINS Level 1 (5 points)
    This did not help me. I even tried disabling all add ons with no change.
  • RX7SINS Level 1 (5 points)
    Alas, no real improvement for me.
  • fireQuartz Level 1 (10 points)
    Just an update .. I discovered that both the Camino and Opera Mac browsers allow me to view YouTube, Hulu, and other online Flash videos with no problem (for me, Camino works best) .. CPU usage is lower (about 75% vs 99+% for Safari 3/4 and Firefox 3) .. and the videos run smoothly.

    Doesn't fix the problem, per se, but at least its a nice alternative while Apple and Adobe get their acts together.
  • dan.blanchard Level 1 (0 points)
    I was having the exact same problem, with Flash 10 and 10.5.6, but then I realized that when I unplugged my Logitech USB speakers, everything worked fine. I think it's related to a sound issue, as some people using external sound cards were having the same problem.
  • gaspard.leon Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been following this issue as my sister has a MacBook Pro with Intel C2D 2.13Ghz which is more then enough to render full screen video, let alone a small flash video window... except when it's not...

    The actual bug in Adobe's (Public) bug tracking system is here:

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  • nerowolfe Level 6 (13,065 points)
    FYI: Your profile indicates Tiger. This is a Leopard forum.
  • gaspard.leon Level 1 (0 points)
    sorry to post in the incorrect forum however at the risk of sounding arrogant, let me ask you:

    Is there a difference between the flash player code on Leopard or Tiger?
    Are there separate bugs in Adobe's system for different versions of the player?

    Sorry, just trying to bring attention to the fact that this issue is already in Adobe's system and a developer (John Chen) has posted on that system that "This issue was deferred in previous release, but is now back in review~ "
  • William Kucharski Level 6 (14,985 points)
    Not necessarily Adobe's bug system, but different components have different performance characteristics, so people running Leopard may not see issues those running Tiger do, and vice versa.

    Since Flash actually displays within a browser, for example it's conceivable that different versions of Safari could show different performance characteristics.
  • gaspard.leon Level 1 (0 points)
    hmm just tried safari 4 beta... and while the browser is excellent, the flash performance is the same... still jumps and hangs and stutters

    also tried uninstalling the flash plugin, repairing permissions, deleting caches, installing versions 9 r151 and 9 r124 ... same choppy stuttery video... arrgh

    edit: Have switched back to v10,0,22,87 since 9 was the same.

    Guess we that have this problem just have to wait for adobe...

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  • William Kucharski Level 6 (14,985 points)
    Note that I said the browser could conceivably have an effect on performance.

    Still, yours was a good test and does put the ball squarely in Adobe's court.
  • msmgs0 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have Real Player as the default player and don't seem to have this problem.
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