Better YouTube w/ TFF (480p+ HTML5 options)

WalnutSpice

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With Flash YouTube being dead, heres how to enable hardware acceleration and get all video resolutions on YT under TFF

Go into your about:config and toggle these all to true and you're set.
media.mediasource.enabled
media.mediasource.mp4.enabled
media.mediasource.webm.enabled
media.webm.enabled
layers.acceleration.force-enabled
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[doublepost=1501840205][/doublepost]Remember to let it buffer. Probably the most important part.
With these all set to true, my G5 can play back 480p html5 video fine, but clearly it's working a lot harder than playing back 720p YT under flash. I'm running a dual 1.8 with a GeForce 6800GT. I'd hate to say it, but if you have a lower end or just slow G4, YouTube's website may now be out of the question for you.
 

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Dronecatcher

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Be careful - all the media.mediasource options Cameron himself warns slows down performance.
I don't even bother with HTML5 on G4s - my 1.67 Powerbook is between 98-100% CPU for 360P versus 30-40% with all other options.
 

WalnutSpice

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Be careful - all the media.mediasource options Cameron himself warns slows down performance.
Yeah, for sure. It's just three days ago my G5 was playing back 720p YT at a stable 25fps avg. Now without the flash player, all YT must now be watched under TFF. Before I did this it struggled to play even the 360p it was locked at. Now it can at least play 480 kinda smoothly. And that's all I need. I just honestly really, really don't want to watch 360p if I don't have to. 480 is definitely a huge improvement.
 

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