El Capitan and HTML5 Video Player (Twitch)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by sh33pst3r, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. sh33pst3r macrumors newbie

    sh33pst3r

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    Hey all,

    Has anyone else had issues with the HTML 5 player in Safari 9 on El Capitan?

    For example, if I try to full screen a stream on Twitch.tv, the video stays the same size as if it wasn't full-screen and just sets a black background around the edge of the video.

    I need to use the pop-out player and make that full-screen, and even then it's got the grey header bar at the top...

    Just me?
     
  2. jozeppy26 macrumors 6502

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    I've never used twitch.tv before but i never have had that issue with html5 video. I just went to twitch.tv and selected a random channel and am not experiencing the issue you described. The video is completely fullscreen for me. :-/
     
  3. zx629 macrumors newbie

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    A much better option for Twitch is Livestreamer. You can play the stream through VLC and get a true source video. El Capitan makes it even better because you can pop out chat and use split screen to watch both.
     
  4. sh33pst3r thread starter macrumors newbie

    sh33pst3r

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    That's excellent advice Zx - thank you.

    I'm just reimaging back to a fresh image of El Capitan and I'm going to not add my Safari profile from iCloud and see if that solves it. I am stumped otherwise
     
  5. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I´ve been experiencing that as well on Safari 9 Mavericks.
     
  6. Naio macrumors member

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    It's an issue with their new HTML5 player. The same issue exist in different browsers and on Windows.

    However, I have never seen a grey header when using fullscreen on the pop-out player. Not sure what's up with that.

    Another option similar to zx629 which I usually use to stream Twitch: youtube-dl through mpv.

    Just install Homebrew and then mpv and you stream Twitch through Terminal with source quality like this:
    Code:
    mpv --ytdl-format=Source http://www.twitch.tv/riotgames
     
  7. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    I have mpv installed (I downloaded it from http://sva.wakku.to/~chris/mpv_builds/

    I also downloaded youtube-dl and installed it according to this website: http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/download.html and I am pasting your command on terminal but it says "-bash: mpv: command not found"
     
  8. Naio macrumors member

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    Yep, it's because mpv doesn't exist in /usr/

    It's much easier if you install mpv through Homebrew. It will automatically install youtube-dl as well.

    http://brew.sh
    https://github.com/mpv-player/homebrew-mpv
     
  9. nmeed macrumors regular

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    Can you please tell me how to do a fresh install of El Capitan without adding the Safari profile from iCloud? Every time I do a fresh install it loads up the Safari profile then I go to iCloud and have to uncheck "Safari." I'd rather not load it to begin with.
     

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