Force safari 6 to use html5 on youtube?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by MacMan988, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, Are there any extensions are methods to force safari to use html5 for youtube (and for other flash videos as well if thats possible) ?
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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  3. z06gal macrumors 6502

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    I joined the youtube html5 trial and also installed the flashtohtml5 extension for safari. It works very nicely ;)
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    First go to http://www.youtube.com/html5 and EXIT the HTML5 beta test. Then use this extension to force HTML not just on youtube.com, but also Youtube embedded videos.
     
  5. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    It works but not all of the videos on youtube are using hTML5. I still have to use flash a lot of the time.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I use Flash on Safari with ClickToFlash to control which content plays, and I have zero issues with it. Not all YouTube content is available in HTML5.
    • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
    • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites or to use HTML5 instead of Flash.
    • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) Some have reported better performance with HTML5, while some have reported worse. Try it and find out what works best for you.
     
  7. MacMan988 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The extension works well. Thanks for the reply. Are there any know performance issues with this player? I feel like the buffering speed has been dropped. Or maybe its my internet connection acting weird.


    And thanks for all replies.
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I believe the default setting is to play at 720p and that is a huge bandwidth video stream. Unless you are playing in a maximized full screen, you really don't need 730p. I went into the extensions settings and told it to set default playback to 360p and it much much faster and the videos still look good.
     
  9. MacMan988 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for helping me again. This was exact case. I did not know that its streaming in 720p. Now the playback is smooth and good.
     

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