Question about Apple iMac Computers & Internet
I have the Adobe Flash Player 9 (9,0,115,0) but apparently it is out of date and I don't know how to upgrade on my old mac
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You may want to upgrade your OS to a newer system. You can also update Quicktime and that may make a difference as well.
If you're running 10.3, you may want to move up to .4.
Posted on May 27, 2010
This is a fascinating problem, because there are so many possible culprits... plugins, Quicktime, networking...
Because it only happens on streaming media, because it comes and goes a week at a time, and because you have a satellite connection, my first suspicions fall on your internet service. However, this would be unwieldy to prove. The obvious experiment would be to carry your computer to a friend's place where you could use non-satellite broadband... but you say the problem comes and goes, and I'm assuming there is no single "video from heck" that is always guaranteed to fail, so a failure to fail wouldn't prove very much.
Another good experiment would be for you, during one of your "good weeks," to disconnect your satellite modem's coax cables while you are streaming one of these videos to see if it triggers the same failure at the Mac. (Powering the modem down wouldn't provide the same failure mode.)
Another: Quicktime Player (as well as VLC) has an "open URL" option. If you use that instead of a browser during a "bad week" to view videos, does the failure also occur? (That would rule out the plugins.)
One thing I can advise you: don't bother running disk repair, this problem isn't anywhere near your disk.
I wish I could point a finger and say "your problem is definitely here," but that isn't going to happen with this problem. The best I can do is provide some tests to help you narrow it down.
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
Testimonial: "thank you! I'll try the open url option. Your help was excellent!"
Go to adobe.com and free download and install. I suggest using google chrome web browser as it works best with facebook these days.
Posted on May 15, 2010
Do you know for a fact that Bluetooth is at all involved? Try attaching a wired mouse -- if the wired mouse also freezes, the problem does not involve Bluetooth.
Flash is notorious for causing system problems on Macintoshes. Try reinstalling the most recent version of Flash.
Posted on Jun 18, 2010
Testimonial: "Bluetooth KB dies same time as mouse. USB mouse continues to work. I did get latest Flash. I guess you're right,Flash and Macs don't mix well! Thank you for response."
The best option here is to use your TV as a secondary monitor for your iMac. Doing so would require the correct type of connector in your case a mini-DVI to HDMI connector.
Once it is connected, you have three options - you can have it mirror what's going on on your iMac's display, have it act as extra monitor 'real estate' - that is to say extra space that you can drag windows onto and so on - or you can have the TV act as your primary monitor.
All of these options can be changed when your TV is connected through Apple menu > System Preferences > Display > Arrangement.
You don't really need to worry about the DVD player on the TV as the Mac OS has a DVD player application built into it. You can use it or the TV's DVD player, it's really up to you.
As for connecting both of them to the same speaker system, you should be able to purchase a connector that will go from the audio out port of your TV to the audio in on the back of your iMac. You would then be able to select the TV's output in Apple menu > system preferences > sound > input.
Posted on Jul 07, 2010
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