When reading a video online (i.e. youtube), I often get freezes (application hangs) when the video is not fully downloaded, and I can't get why? I am sure however that it's a freeze of the application, not network/download related: there is enough "downloaded video" to read (the video buffer is not empty).
I have the latest Macbook Pro, with all the extra options so it's as powerful as a Macbook pro can be. I've tested (and reproduced the problem) with at least 2 Gb RAM free, no other applications open, after restarting, using Firefox and Safari, fullscreen or not (though it seems fullscreen is worse)...
I can't understand that in 2012, with a pretty powerful computer, a low res youtube video can make Firefox or Safari hang... It's very subtle but it drives me crazy: I can play fantastic games but have trouble reading online videos with my computer.
What is the source of my problem? Is that the computer (I doubt it though), the fact of decoding/reading a flash video (I don't know, maybe that's stupid), the application (should I change of webbrowser, chrome maybe?). Maybe this is normal/accepted behavior and I should just accept it (do you get that too?)?