Force Safari for higher resolution youtube videos on the air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Nocturnal22, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    I like using safari due to the less power usage but my main gripe is that whenever I start a YouTube video it only starts in 360p even with the fast bandwidth option checked and I can't find any extensions on the safari extension site (besides the paid one) that will let me force 480p or higher as the default video quality.

    Is there any work around for this? Cause i definitely notice the difference in sound and picture quality and it didn't happen on my prior 1080p laptop (probably cause it was higher resolution) but none the less I would hope someone could point me to a fix or something. Thanks!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I use the Safari extension Youtube5 and in the settings you can specify a playback resolution. Works great and also allows you to play YT videos without Flash.
     
  3. Nocturnal22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks interesting but there is no 480p option in html5. Do you know of any others? Thanks for that though!
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't understand your question. You wanted a default of higher than 480p and this extension does that?

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    Install the extension and go to the settings and pick the high res option you want.
     
  5. Nocturnal22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea I wanted the 480p option though. And with youtube5 or html5 players would I be able to view 4k video? Thanks for the help
     
  6. Nocturnal22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nvm... I saw the option lol Im gonna test it out for a bit.
     
  7. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

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    Give this extension a try as well:

    https://spoi.com/options/

    But it's not free. I reverted back to youtube5, even tough spoi is way more powerful.
     
  8. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    Cool app, thanks WB!
     
  9. Nocturnal22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to stop other videos from auto playing on anything but youtube? I like auto play on youtube but on websites like engadget or anywhere were they have a lot of embedded videos ALL the videos auto play with Youtube 5. It kinda kills the extension for me otherwise it would be great cause I started to like it until then.

    Still wish there was an easier way to force 480p or higher video on youtube that worked well :/
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The videos I see on Engadget are not YouTube embedded video that I can see, so this has nothing to do with the extension.
     
  11. Nocturnal22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I figured they used it to but I guess the main issue is on Joystiq.com where if you go to it it loads them all up. So Im guessing all websites that use embedded youtube videos will auto load. I wish there was a blacklist option.
     
  12. Fofer macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a big fan of ClickToFlash for this. Not only does it let you pick the preferred resolution, it also lets you substitute HTML5 for Flash whenever possible. And one thing it does that none of these others do, is allow you to AirPlay that same video to an AppleTV, just like you can on iOS. It's super cool.

    It has lots of other options and is my very favorite Safari extension.

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    "Not free" indeed. It's not even a one-time fee, either. It's $2/month! That's patently absurd, if you ask me.

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    No, but if they are HTML5, MediaCenter might be able to help?
     

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