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What happens when you try to view a youtube video?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by okrelayer, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Since the new MacBook air comes with flash not preinstalled, what happens when you come across a youtube video for an example. Does it convert it self to play the HTML5 version like iPad does, or does it show the missing plug in?
  2. macrumors 6502a

  3. macrumors regular

    Show missing plug-in.
  4. macrumors 65816


    It detonates. Stand back.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Opt in for the HTML5 beta.
  6. macrumors 6502a


  7. macrumors regular

    It's still beta. It doesn't do fullscreen.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Yea, it does.

    Fullscreen support is partially implemented. Pressing the fullscreen button will expand the player to fill your browser. If your browser supports a fullscreen option, you can then use that to truly fill the screen
  9. macrumors regular

    I'm aware of that. None of the browsers do fullscreen, so in the end it wouldn't be fullscreen. Unless there is an extension for this, but that's yet another plug in to install.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Some browsers support full screen. You may just not be using them. ;P
  11. macrumors regular

    Right.. Chrome does. But Chrome comes with Flash pre-installed.. :p
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  13. macrumors regular


    i use the youtube5 safari extension (http://www.verticalforest.com/2010/06/09/youtube5-html5-converter-for-youtube-videos/)

    it's great. plays full screen, and allows me to set a default viewing setting for the videos, finally! now i don't have to select 720p every time i watch a video.

    also, the controller is draggable (just like in quicktime) in full screen, so you can move it anywhere and that is a great feature. the fans also don't whir up when i watch youtube videos anymore and battery life has improved dramatically when watching youtube videos. highly recommended.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    youtube 5 does the job nicely

    +1 to both the posters who recommended this

    around two thirds the CPU load of youtubes HTML5 beta and full screen support.

    Where it really shines is in support for Vimeo, which even at 720p is normally a stuttery CPU hog. Install this and voila around 33 p/cnt CPU usage
  15. macrumors 6502a


    It would be nice if you could get this on ipad, etc.

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