WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have problems

Posted by: DLC

WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have problems - 10/31/09 08:40 AM

Flash Choppy
&
performance problems

come on mad ... we don't need another Zune ! wink

Posted by: MacBozo

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have problems - 10/31/09 08:52 AM

The first problem seems to be directly related to the Flash plugin. The first thing that I notice is that the plugin is 32bit while Safari is running at 64bit. I have no problems with Flash and FF which are both running in 32 bit.

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Posted by: carp

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 10/31/09 12:15 PM

Could be hardware or firmware problem ?
Posted by: zwei

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/01/09 04:53 PM

Flash has always run like ass on OS X. It runs worse in Snow Leopard.

Adobe needs to get their crap together.
Posted by: Mike

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/01/09 04:57 PM

Originally Posted By: zwei
Flash has always run like ass on OS X. It runs worse in Snow Leopard.

Adobe needs to get their crap together.


I don't know if this is just an Adobe Flash Plug-In problem. Could be a hardware/video card problem. Or maybe a graphics driver problem? Hopefully the 10.6.2 update can fix that.
This is not good for the refreshed iMac line!
Posted by: scottyb

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/01/09 11:16 PM

I just discovered ClickToFlash
It's really a neat tool to eliminate Flash sluggishness!
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/03/09 06:30 AM

Sounds like flash is not getting accelerated by the video card drivers.

Of course if they'd put an HD4870 in there like I suggested... well it'd do the same thing since both cards use the same drivers. :P
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/03/09 07:10 AM

I still think there is a "conflict" with running a 32 bit plug-in within a 64 bit browser. You can change Safari to run as 32 bit as referenced in this post concerning the Adobe pdf plug-in.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/03/09 07:53 AM

Sarge, you and this video card fetish. wink It's not the video card since my old MDD has practically no trouble with the same things. Some are choppy if the machine is doing other stuff, but I'm more inclined to agree with Michael on the plug in being the the bottleneck.
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/03/09 12:51 PM

Quote:
It's not the video card since my old MDD has practically no trouble with the same things.


First of all, I said video card drivers, not video card. Large difference. The plug in sucks on windows too, but at least the large majority of video cards accelerate flash video properly on that side.
Posted by: zwei

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/05/09 05:57 PM

Originally Posted By: scottyb
I just discovered ClickToFlash
It's really a neat tool to eliminate Flash sluggishness!

It's a livesaver on our iBook G4!
Posted by: Jim_

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/05/09 07:29 PM

Odd, it didn't ask for a password to install.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/05/09 07:33 PM

Nice, thanks a million. Wow, huge difference. Can't say enough. cool
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/06/09 06:30 AM

Quote:
Odd, it didn't ask for a password to install.


Yeah, I noticed that too. Made me nervous.
Rarely use enhancements to my system, but I've been using clicktoflash for a couple months now.
Love it.
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/06/09 07:17 AM

Perhaps it installs on a per-user basis, like the Safari prefs. Then there would be no password prompt, because not every user is an admin.

I've noticed this with Default Folder - if you choose Install for current user only, no password prompt.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/06/09 08:12 AM

Originally Posted By: padmavyuha
Perhaps it installs on a per-user basis, like the Safari prefs. Then there would be no password prompt, because not every user is an admin.
Learn something new every day, thx. I logged in as as another user and still have flash enabled.
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/06/09 02:23 PM

I just felt the earth shake smile.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/06/09 02:27 PM

Funny guy.

You Brits are hilarious. grin
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/06/09 11:01 PM

It's the crowding - works in NY too, I hear smile.

(though strangely, not in Tokyo...)
Posted by: Jim_

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/08/09 08:50 PM

Thanks again for the ClicktoFlash link. After running it for 3 days I am loving this. Supercool
Posted by: starmillway

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/08/09 08:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
Thanks again for the ClicktoFlash link. After running it for 3 days I am loving this. Supercool


Could you tell us why? Give us a testimonial smile

What are some things you like about it that it does.

Posted by: Jim_

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/08/09 09:25 PM

It makes browsing so much quicker, especially on "older" machines. Since Flash sucks, pages load much faster without the flash content, no beach ballin'. And it's an easy click to load the flash content of the page if one wishes.
Posted by: starmillway

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/08/09 10:01 PM


Thanks

smile

Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/09/09 10:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
It makes browsing so much quicker, especially on "older" machines. Since Flash sucks, pages load much faster without the flash content, no beach ballin'. And it's an easy click to load the flash content of the page if one wishes.


AND you don't have all this winky blinky flippin, scrolling action/BS on the periphery of the page detracting from the main content.

This is a great app.


Posted by: starmillway

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/09/09 02:12 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Originally Posted By: Reboot
It makes browsing so much quicker, especially on "older" machines. Since Flash sucks, pages load much faster without the flash content, no beach ballin'. And it's an easy click to load the flash content of the page if one wishes.


AND you don't have all this winky blinky flippin, scrolling action/BS on the periphery of the page detracting from the main content.

This is a great app.




Sold!

I'll give it a try.

smile


.
Which version recommended by youse guys?

The last stable one or

The latest beta?

Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: WTF? Apple ! . . some new 27" iMacs have prob - 11/09/09 04:38 PM

I did the stable one.