Another reason why Flash player sucks on Macs
So tired of Flash Player’s bad behavior on Macs. Here’s my latest peeve. If you are a member of surfline.com, you have access to HD cams for numerous surf spots. That’s a very good thing, because the “low bandwidth camera” will not work with Safari and any version of Flash newer than 10,0,45,2. Not exactly the most recent version.
Unfortunately, there is also a problem with the HD cams. This is what Surfline has to say if you go to a HD cam page like the one listed below -
MAC USERS: if you are having difficulty viewing HD cams, you may need to disable the Adobe Flash player hardware acceleration. click here for instructions.:
How nice - we have to disable a feature we’ve literally waited years for Adobe to implement on the Mac platform in order to get the Player to work properly.
I can’t wait for this outdated, proprietary technology to die and be replaced across the board by HTML5.