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Old 06-06-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Originally Posted by Tightwad View Post
Apple Mac users are having fits with youtube on both Safari and Firefox and it all comes down to Flash.

Even the latest version of Flash is working in a spotty manner if at all. I for one have yet to figure out , along with many other PC & Mac users, just what the heck it up with youtube and Flash.

Or if you "upgrade" flash you may be actually downgrading your flash........
Apple upgrades Snow Leopard, downgrades Flash security on Vimeo

And the problem is speading.......
Apple - Support - Discussions - ESPN.com crashes Safari and Firefox ...
I have an iMac and run Safari and hardly ever have even the slightest 'buffering' sequence. When this does happen, invariably it's from a youtube which is embedded on a web site. In that case I just go to youtube.com and see the video there; without any difficulty.

So what makes the difference? Mind you, I'm not complaining but thinking about the reasons why is intriguing.

Oh, and I have broadband service @ speed 1.5/1 Mbps
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I have an iMac and run Safari and hardly ever have even the slightest 'buffering' sequence. When this does happen, invariably it's from a youtube which is embedded on a web site. In that case I just go to youtube.com and see the video there; without any difficulty.

So what makes the difference? Mind you, I'm not complaining but thinking about the reasons why is intriguing.

Oh, and I have broadband service @ speed 1.5/1 Mbps
From what I read on this problem how flash works with Safari/Firefox varies widely from Mac to Mac. Sounds crazy but this whole flash issue is crazy.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Youtube uses a few technologies to stream its videos, including Flash and H.264. Flash has been problematic for freezing for people on multiple browsers for a while, but I have yet to see a reason for it or a fix, but a work around I've read about is to disable Java in your browser. You can try that and see if the videos return to normal.
Thanks. I've tried disabling Java while after starting a video, and it seems to do the trick - so far so good. But it's still a hassle because I have to re-enable Java in order to start another video, then disable Java while that video plays.
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Thanks. I've tried disabling Java while after starting a video, and it seems to do the trick - so far so good. But it's still a hassle because I have to re-enable Java in order to start another video, then disable Java while that video plays.
I agree, what a hassle! I'm curious to know if you've tried Safari?
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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You can also try downloading the latest version of java, see if that helps.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Just an update on the Youtube problem:

Last week I got a Blue Screen of Death and couldn't boot back. I ended up reinstalling Windows from the XP CD. Now I have a clean system.. and guess what?.. No more Youtube stalls! Knock on wood.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Thanks for giving us the update I'm so glad that your annoying problem is solved.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Thanks for giving us the update I'm so glad that your annoying problem is solved.
You're welcome. My whole PC is running faster and smoother since I did the reinstall. I should have done it sooner! As always though, knock on wood.
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Copiague, NY
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Fatty-Mac-
Y'know, I had the same problem up until last October when I switched my provider from Cablevision (Optimum), to FiOS.
I was at my wits end because I often use my screen recorder to capture streaming video and it was murder having to use
Sony Vegas to piece together the fractured video clips. At present, I have no reservations about making the switch
to FiOS, it worked out well and even saved me a few bucks.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Hey LongIslandEddie, I can relate to the frustration. Glad the FIOS worked out for you.
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