Recently, when watching a video encoded as a flash object in full screen, my iStat Pro widget reported that flash player was taking up %100 of the CPU processes. I exited from full screen but it still kept up at %80. I launched ProcessWizard, an app which prevents certain processes and apps from taking up too much CPU but the flash plugin seemed to find a way around it. How can I tame flash player and make videos watchable?
Specs: Macbook Pro 13" running Snow Leopard and the latest version of Flash.
2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 2 GB of RAM.
Answer by vgking · Aug 29, 2011 at 11:50 AM
yeah its just a problem with flash, its never been a nice stable program
almost every time any web browsers freezes or crashes its because of a flash error
Answer by xcalybur · Aug 29, 2011 at 04:09 AM
The best way to tame Flash is not to use it. Flash has major problems and it is up to Adobe to get them resolved. HTML5 is an alternative, but it is just starting to gain traction. Eventually, flash will go away almost completely. There is no reason to have video embedded in flash. I can play an HD H.264 video using about 20-30% of my available CPU power, but the same non-HD video in flash will use 60-90%.