How come Youtube does not display anything above 720p?

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  1. snsking macrumors 6502

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    I have Safari 9.0.2, and I have noticed that Youtube no longer displays anything above 720p as a supported resolution. It seems to be an issue and Im wondering if anyone has a fix?

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    Not sure what it could be that is causing this. Google Chrome shows all available options
     
  2. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    With Flash player I can get any resolution the video will play at. But with HTML5 I can only get up to 720p.
     
  3. snsking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have flash player installed but I still only see 720p. Is there something I have to enable?
     
  4. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    Which OS are you on? I'm on Mavericks and just did a clean install and now I only get up to 720p on YT. Before I could view up to 4K if it was available.
     
  5. snsking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Software OS X 10.9.5 (13F1507)

    That one^ and yeah same here. Not sure what has happened.. Maybe its a push from Google to get us to switch from Safari to Chrome?
     
  6. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    From what I've heard this issue is not present in Yosemite or El Capitan.
     
  7. snsking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's odd is that I just randomly lost support for anything above 720p. I don't have flash player installed (until today) and even after the latest Safari updated, I could still view 4K.
     
  8. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    I have no flash installed OS X 10.11.3, Safari 9.0.3:

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  9. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    Well maybe YT has switched to all HTML5. I was curious about that cause I have "click to flash" installed but YT video load and play right away as HTML5 files.
     
  10. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah but you have OS 10.11. I have OS 10.9.5
     
  11. snsking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We are still on Mavs, 10.9.5

    It seems to be affecting Mavericks users
     
  12. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately for us Mavericks users we have to either update to Yosemite/El Cap or install Flash alongside YouTube Center or ClickToFlash and force to use Flash instead of HTML5 (as HTML5 is the default one)
     

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