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[u] QuickTime update breaks Flash websites (for some)

updated 04:20 pm EST, Sat March 8, 2008

Quicktime breaks Flash

Users on Apple's Discussion boards are experiencing a hanging problem with several websites after the recent Quicktime 7.4.1 update. The problem seems to manifest when visiting particular Flash-enabled websites such as YouTube and ESPN.com, causing the browser to "beach ball" until it has been forced to quit. Users isolated the problems by disabling plug-ins, which allowed the sites to function properly.

Users say the problem resolves upon several different factors. For some, a simple restart works, while others have to empty browser cache or re-install several components.

Others say that visiting ESPN.com renews the problem, and they advise users to stay away until the issue has been properly resolved.

The issue appears to affect both Safari and Firefox users on the Mac, while PC users don't seem to be affected in either Internet Explorer or Firefox, even in a Boot Camp volume.

Attempts to contact ESPN about the issue have resulted in several generic service replies, recommending users empty their Internet Explorer browser cash, and so on.

Neither ESPN nor Apple have commented on the matter.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. mrturtle

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Jobs' plan

    No flash in the iPhone, and now Apple is sneakily trying to disable Flash on desktops as well.

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Incoming

    50% chance of conspiracy theory showers on this post...

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    flash is a pain

    I wish somebody would develop Flashblock for Safari, like there is for Camino (standard) and Firefox (an add-on).

  1. Marook

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Boot camp?

    "...while PC users don't seem to be affected in either Internet Explorer or Firefox, even in a Boot Camp volume."

    Ok, could someone PLEASE enlighten the people around the Globe, that Boot Camp IS A PS RUNNING.. so YEAH, it's exactly the same as 'a normal PC running Windows'.

    AHHHHHhhhhhh..... !

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    weird...

    it works fine on my Parallels running XP on my MacBook Pro

    LOL!!!! that one's for you marook :)

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    works here

    No problems with latest Quicktime on Youtube or ESPN, using Firefox.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Had the same problem...

    but used Applejack to do a deep clean of cache files and all the other good stuff Applejack does and it works fine now. Maybe a simple restart would have worked equally well. Weird though because the problem only manifested itself today, long after having installed the new Quicktime and visited ESPN.com many times without problems.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: flash is a pain

    Try pithhelmet, which let's you block a lot of different types of content (for example, I no longer see those freakin' annoying 'ad-links' in the body of the story).

    Or try SafariPlus.

    Or just freakin' google "Safari flash block" and find what you're looking for.

  1. horvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Use disk utility

    Use disk utility and repair permissions. This fixed the flash problem with You Tube.

  1. techguysteve

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    I had the problem

    manually cleaned the cache files and now it works fine...

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