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New 27" iMac -- Slow Flash Video

101081 Views 141 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2009 9:15 AM by jjporter1979 RSS
  • louisgreco Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2009 2:55 AM (in response to Gambit75)
    iMac 2001 (summer) G3 600 MHz, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • jackshocklee Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2009 10:41 AM (in response to rhyceudique)
    It's the airport in the iMac! When I turn it off, the computer resumes to normal speed!! So instead of restarting the computer when it gets slow, just turn off then turn on your airport icon on the top right corner of your screen and it should be zippy as usual.
    iMac 27" 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 8 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • louisgreco Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Hi !

    Very informative ... thank You
    iMac 2001 (summer) G3 600 MHz, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,140 points)
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    Nov 6, 2009 4:29 AM (in response to rhyceudique)
    HI,

    Your iMac may not have shipped with the most recent version of Flash.

    Try uninstalling and reinstalling Flash.

    Uninstall Flash Player Plugin

    Reinstall a new copy of the Flasy Plugin

    And Safari maintenance ...

    From the Safari Menu Bar, click Safari / Empty Cache. When you are done with that...

    from the Safari Menu Bar, click Safari / Reset Safari. Select the top 5 buttons and click Reset.

    Safari add-ons can cause performance issues or other situations

    And... right or control click the Safari app in the Applications folder then click Get Info. In the Get Info window click the black disclosure triangle so that it faces down under: General Make sure: Run in 32-bit mode is selected.

    Repair disk permissions:

    Quit any open applications/programs. Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select the FirstAid tab. Click: Repair Disk Permissions. When it's finished from the Menu Bar, Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac. If you see a long list of "messages" in the permissions window, it's ok. That can be ignored. As long as you see, "Permissions Repair Complete" when it's finished... you're done. Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac.










    Carolyn
    Intel iMac 2.66, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iPhone 3GS PBookG4 iBookG4 Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
  • starchyld Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 6, 2009 8:44 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
    what worked for me was to stop using airport...i guess ill wait till the fix until i use wireless again
    imac 27, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • nunoalmart Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2009 11:46 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
    If only it was that simple...

    Unfortunately it isn't.

    I'm having the same problem in here. Take a look at these photos comparing my MBP and my Imac 27" activity monitor while in youtube playing the same video.

    http://gallery.me.com/nunoalmart#100015

    Apple: We demand an answer NOW!!! This is Ridiculous! I am a user since performa 6400 and never seen nothing like this in all this years! Jobs do something!!
    MBP 15" 2.53 4GB 08/2009, Mac OS X (10.6.1), also have a sick 27"
  • Syd-Sam-Can Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 7, 2009 6:26 PM (in response to nunoalmart)
    Clearly this is an Airport driver issue - SO at this point you can:

    1) When you notice symptoms of a slowdown, turn off your AirPort off then back on (Annoying yes, but takes <5 seconds) - Wait until an update released by Apple.

    2) Get a copy of retail Snow Leopard install disc and reinstall from that (The older drivers aren't affected).

    3) Connect your iMac directly to your router.


    I have tested all three and they all resolved the issue. My new iMacs are now running perfectly without any slow downs.
    2x27" iMac - Jan08 Mac Pro - Jan08 MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • BadddaBoom Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2009 11:47 PM (in response to rhyceudique)
    wow... I was about to convert over from a pc to a mac for the first time, but after reading this I don't know anymore. I just wanted a faster computer for graphic / video work. I know pc's have problems, but being a lifetime user, I can fix most of those. If something as simple as flash is giving it problems, I will stick to pc's... my 7 yr old pc running xp can play youtube, or hulu files all day with no problems.. I think I will wait it out, or get a pc with tons more power for the same money.
    Windows XP
  • newfruits Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2009 2:23 AM (in response to Syd-Sam-Can)
    switching off the airport (now cabled directly to router) did NOT work for me. CPU still around 140%... really hope Apple releases the fix soon. Been using PCs all my life, until 8 days ago with a leap of faith in Jobs. Disappointed... APPLE, please do something SOON...
    imac 27, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Tracy Jay Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2009 2:12 AM (in response to PenSilveltMEKY)
    You may have already resolved your issue with two-finger swiping with the Magic Mouse, but I didn't see an answer posted for you, yet.

    There are options for how you want to configure your mouse. Make sure finger swiping is enabled in settings.
    Acer, Windows Vista, Rethinking my decision to buy the iMac now :(
  • nstefan Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2009 4:37 AM (in response to rhyceudique)
    Those with flash issues might want to try the following :

    - http://rentzsch.github.com/clicktoflash/
    - use Safari instead of Firefox.

    This is what I use on Wifi (802.11n) at least until 10.6.2 comes out.
  • bodobo Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2009 9:33 AM (in response to rhyceudique)
    21 inch here when watching bbc iplayer slows up and I get choppy audio.

    Honestly don't think my machine is a dud, gonna wait for 10.6.2 then decide.
    iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • William Maxwell Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Nov 9, 2009 1:24 PM (in response to bodobo)
    Looks like Apple just released the Mac OS X 10.6.2 update. Looks like it addresses this issue with flash video playback on the new iMacs

    Please see if you can follow this best practice for the update:

    • Complete a full Time Machine update.
    • Ensure all Apple applications are in their default locations e.g., Safari and Mail are in /Applications etc.
    • Quit all applications.
    • Run software update from the apple menu to start the Mac OS X 10.6.2 upgrade.
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Scott McPherson Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2009 5:45 PM (in response to William Maxwell)
    It's fixed!

    Just downloaded 10.6.2 (takes a long time......at least 30 min), installed, video problems gone!
    iMac 27, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Rick Lang Level 4 Level 4 (1,230 points)
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    Nov 9, 2009 6:54 PM (in response to Scott McPherson)
    Good news! I hope those people who are considering switching to the Mac were still hanging around this thread and saw you were able to fix the problem via a OS X software upgrade. Perhaps it's time for you to indicate the problem is solved and they might notice the STAR in the forum message header indicating the problem is resolved.
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2 Ghz apparently died this year, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Powerbook G4 1.67 GHz, plan to order iMac 27" i7
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