In other words, Flash video in Safari is a painful experience. If necessity is the mother of invention, then someone else has a desire to keep Safari free of Flash videos. It’s a Mac app that offloads videos so they don’t play in Safari. Some would say that’s the way God intended.
Drag Video, Drop Video, View Video
How do you defeat the performance bugs in Adobe’s Flash? Don’t install Flash. The problem with that is you may miss out on some good videos.
My basic method of handling Flash videos is a two step. No Flash on Safari. Then use Google’s Chrome browser (with a built-in version of Flash) to play Flash videos.
My Mac notebook stays cooler. All those flashing and animated Flash ads don’t get displayed when I browse the web. Safari doesn’t crash (as often).
There’s another way and it’s got a lot going for it considering the low price. HUDTube Video Player gives you Flash videos outside the box.
Drag and drop YouTube or Vimeo videos into the HUDTube player and keep the videos out of your browser window.
Drag the video URL to the Dock icon, or to the HUDVideo window. The video is ready to play.
Even better, HUDVideo player gives you separate controls for the video’s sound level (use the keyboard media keys). Resize the video window and change the window’s opacity.
Even better than that, the player also saves your video clips in a collection so you can play them again at another time. Videos can be looped, too.
Squeeze the video down to a small, floating box to watch while you work, or scale upwards to let the video dominate the screen.
This means no more Flash ads, a more stable Safari browsing experience, and a quick and painless way to view, collect, and manage videos. The playlist alone is worth the price of admission.
All for less than the price of coffee at Starbuck’s.