Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Flash on MAC OS X

    Member Since
    Dec 27, 2009
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    9
    Specs:
    MacBook (Late 2009) - 2GB DDR3, 2.26 Core 2 Duo, 250GB HD, 9400M
    Flash on MAC OS X
    I've had my MacBook since christmas 2009 and I love it, but one thing which I really hate is that Flash seems to be very slow or unstable on MAC OS X. For example, certain actions on YouTube will cause my MacBook to freeze for a few seconds. I'm a long time Windows user and have found that Windows seems to deal with the flash format a lot better than MAC OS X.

    Is it just me having this problem, or is this a common fault in MAC OS X?

  2. #2
    Flash on MAC OS X
    vansmith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    19,395
    Specs:
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    It's common. Flash on the Mac is garbage. It has been acknowledged by Adobe that the code they use for Flash is optimized for Windows and the Mac version is built from that code. That's why you see the difference between the two versions.
    Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
    M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
    Writing a Quality Post

  3. #3
    Flash on MAC OS X

    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2010
    Posts
    481
    Specs:
    Mac Pro, Power Mac G4, iMac G3, iPhone 3GS
    Use sites that support alternate methods from Flash. You can use HTML5 video at YouTube for example. Flash is rather awful on any platform if you ask me :p

  4. #4
    Flash on MAC OS X
    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    18,965
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    It's common. Flash on the Mac is garbage. It has been acknowledged by Adobe that the code they use for Flash is optimized for Windows and the Mac version is built from that code. That's why you see the difference between the two versions.
    This is the exact nature of the "feud" between Apple and Adobe. Apple has waited patiently for the better part of TEN YEARS NOW for Adobe to fix Flash (it could be better on Windows too, but it REALLY needs fixing on the Mac) and they've consistently lagged WAY behind other developers (even Microsoft, and *that's saying something*) in adopting the current dev platform. That's why we STILL don't have an Intel-only or 64-bit version of CS, and why they were YEARS behind in getting a UniBin version. Honestly even Quark was quicker!!

    Apple now has, I believe, the leverage to force Adobe to get off their, um, hindquarters and FIX FLASH. They are tired of their customers being treated like second-class citizens, and frankly if Adobe caves on this, users on ALL platforms will benefit (but particularly Mac users).

  5. #5
    Flash on MAC OS X

    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2010
    Posts
    481
    Specs:
    Mac Pro, Power Mac G4, iMac G3, iPhone 3GS
    I'd bet that's why they're holding out on letting Flash run on iPad and iPhone. They're trying to force Adobe into not sucking.

    But that's like spitting into the wind.

  6. #6
    Flash on MAC OS X

    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2009
    Location
    Ithaca NY
    Posts
    2,073
    Specs:
    13 inch alMacBook 2GHz C2D 4G DDR3, 1.25GHz G4 eMac
    Yea, it's widely speculated that that is the reason, Jamie. Of course, the other reason is maybe they're trying to expedite to push to HTML 5, which sucks a lot less than flash does. HD video that loads quick and doesn't make my cpu use jump to 70+% capacity? Yes please.

  7. #7
    Flash on MAC OS X
    konignlol's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 07, 2010
    Posts
    6
    Thumbs up not so slow
    flash is not so slow on a macbook only if you make 1000 frames then it get a litlle bit slower

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 512 flash vs 1tb flash, would 1tb make a faster Mac?
    By itsjordand1 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-29-2015, 07:20 PM
  2. Flash 5 on Mac OS X?
    By shawnwilson in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-25-2008, 02:48 PM
  3. Flash Design on Mac
    By Treesong in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-16-2007, 10:36 AM
  4. Flash to mac
    By ndwgolf in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-31-2007, 10:24 PM
  5. Flash-based Websites & Flash Animations
    By BananaPancakes in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-27-2007, 07:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •