Force safari 6 to use html5 on youtube?

MacMan988

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 7, 2012
718
62
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) ?
 

z06gal

macrumors 6502a
Aug 30, 2011
501
16
I joined the youtube html5 trial and also installed the flashtohtml5 extension for safari. It works very nicely ;)
 
Comment

Woodcrest64

macrumors 65816
Aug 14, 2006
1,183
336
It works but not all of the videos on youtube are using hTML5. I still have to use flash a lot of the time.
 
Comment

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,427
763
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) ?
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.
 
Comment

MacMan988

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 7, 2012
718
62
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.
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.
 
Comment

Weaselboy

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 23, 2005
30,005
9,665
California
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.
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.
 
Comment

MacMan988

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 7, 2012
718
62
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.
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.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.