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Old May 30, 2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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YouTube Quality Issues in Safari

My quality is all messed up!

Can anyone help me fix this issue in Safari?
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Old Jun 1, 2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you've already gone into your account settings > playback and chosen "Always choose the best quality for my connection and player size", and conversely, you haven't accidentally checked " I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video"

Theoretically those settings should deliver the highest quality your connection would support. Have you tried a different browser like Chrome or Firefox to see if the problem persists there? That way you can whittle it down from a network or system-wide issue to a browser specific one.

Finally, I know I've occassionally been pulling out my hair due to playback issues, only to discover that Safari has somehow auto-enrolled me in the youtube html5 trial, which is incomprehensibly terrible. you can control your enrolment in that at the url:


those are all my thoughts. good luck!
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Old Jun 1, 2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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So YouTube used to always select 360p videos and now for some reason it's auto playing 240p videos.

I'd like for 360p or better every time without me having to auto select higher quality. Is there a fix for this?
You can use this extension and it has a setting for the default YT playback resolution.
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