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2006-09-24, 20:40

So I have a PowerBook G4 15'', 1.67 ghz with 1 gb of ram running 10.4.7. If I'm watching anything flash-based, (google video, youtube, newgrounds), the video runs fine within Safari. However, let's say I want to chat at the same time and click on the chat window, the video will automatically slow down drastically. This happens with anything flash-based. It's pretty annoying, I can't do anything else while the Flash is on.

Is this the case for all Powerbook/iBook users? Or is it just me and is there a setting I haven't changed?
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2006-09-24, 20:52

Same here on both my MacBook and Intel iMac.
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2006-09-24, 21:11

I have the same problem with YouTube and Google Video, but I always thought it was because I only have an 867Mhz processor.

*shrugs*
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2006-09-24, 21:16

Does it on a 2GHZ Core 2 Duo too. Audio keeps up though.
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2006-09-24, 21:31

I guess I'm going to go ahead and blame Macromedia for releasing subpar drivers...

edit: Firefox doesn't have a problem with this. I guess it's Safari then...damnit, I don't want to switch browsers, I'm way too accustomed to Safari.
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2006-09-24, 22:26

FWIW, I have the same problem in both FF and Safari. If the window has focus, it's fine, if it doesn't, it slows down.
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2006-09-24, 23:33

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Originally Posted by torifile View Post
FWIW, I have the same problem in both FF and Safari. If the window has focus, it's fine, if it doesn't, it slows down.
As far as I can recall, it's been like this in all browsers since Mac OS X was introduced.
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2006-09-24, 23:40

Yep. The Flash plug-in will slow down the frame rate whenever the window is not frontmost.
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2006-09-25, 00:00

Is there a way to disable this?
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