Post Reply Crunchyroll super cpu hungry on my macbook pro
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Posted 3/14/16 , edited 3/14/16
so, every time i watch something on here on my mac, it always uses half of my cpu power, which in turn makes it super super hot, which in turn (again) makes it make my macbook not last as long (why can't i binge without a cord XD) is there anyway to.....somehow fix this?
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Posted 3/15/16

warriorgleek444 wrote:

so, every time i watch something on here on my mac, it always uses half of my cpu power, which in turn makes it super super hot, which in turn (again) makes it make my macbook not last as long (why can't i binge without a cord XD) is there anyway to.....somehow fix this?

Do you have GPU acceleration enabled in Flash?
https://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help01.html

It should be enabled by default, but it would be worth checking.


That said, I've seen many complaints from Macbook owners over the years about Flash causing the heat (and power consumption) of their computers to rise, so as long as CR uses Flash, there may not be a solution.

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i turned off GPU acceleration and it seems to be much better now.
what i don't understand is......why use flash player? why not work with that html5 thingy or whatever youtube uses to playback videos?
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warriorgleek444 wrote:

i turned off GPU acceleration and it seems to be much better now.
what i don't understand is......why use flash player? why not work with that html5 thingy or whatever youtube uses to playback videos?

Switching to HTML5 would require a lot of work on the backend (including a completely new web player) that CR apparently doesn't want to invest in yet. They aren't totally alone, as Hulu still uses Flash for their web player.

Funimation will be making the move to an HTML5 player when they update their US/Canada website in May. (The UK/Ireland website should have it from the start). They have had an HTML5 player for some time, but it was only for mobile browsers and recent versions of Safari on the Mac.

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hmmm....well it seems like these are hard working people, since every time i turn around I'm hearing something about the app popping up on another device.
so I will just wait and hope that one day not to far away it will, make it into the "to-do" list of things. ^-^
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