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Hello all, getting my superhub from Virgin tomorrow and shall be finally going online via my new Mac. Now, I have read that watching YouTube videos on a Mac is a painful business due to (allegedly) Apple and Adobe not being the best of friends.

So, what is your experience of viewing YouTube on a Mac?

Should I avoid flash with my life and use html5?

Also, should I avoid Safari due to it apparently eating up all of my RAM? Is Chrome any better?


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I use Chrome and Flash and it's perfectly fine..if you have the option of using HTML5..do so..

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Flash works the processor (and thus the fan) harder than it needs to (as HTML5 proves). However, your Mac can handle it, so don't worry about it.
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Thanks - Virgin installed the superhub today and YouTube works fine with Adobe flash on Safari. Booked my first One to One for next week too, being a total novice. Got to say that the switch, to date, has been seamless and I have found things to be user friendly.
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Never had a problem with youtube. Only old computers and slow internet will give you problems. If you are having a problem with youtube, then there's another issue somewhere.

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Never had a problem with youtube. Only old computers and slow internet will give you problems. If you are having a problem with youtube, then there's another issue somewhere.
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