How to Get Rid of HTML5 Player on Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ashleyll, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. ashleyll macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    This morning I finally updated my MacBook Pro from safari 7.0 to safari 9.2. I was not aware of the effect it would have on youtube, as for it completely messed up my fullscreen view and added lag, among many other issues. I have searched all morning for a way to fix this issue, but was unsuccessful.

    Can someone tell me how I can either turn off HTML5 player for youtube on Safari or how I can safely (without untrusted websites that hold potential viruses or without downloading something that will completely corrupt my whole laptop) downgrade back to Safari 7.0? Thank you so much for any help you can provide, this is really stressing me out!!
     
  2. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    Hey,

    try to delete all cookies and saved website data if you have problems with YouTube. You could also use the Flash player instead of HTML5.

    I don't really unterstand why HTML5 should be more insecure with a newer version of Safari. It's not like the Flash player, that gets permanently updated to fix security wholes.

    I would use the ClickToPlugin extension, that prevents every plugin from starting directly and you may deactivate plugins completely in the options:

    https://hoyois.github.io/safariextensions/clicktoplugin/
     
  3. ashleyll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I played around with the options, I figured out what works for me. Thank you so so much for your help, you saved me plenty of stress!
     
  4. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    Did you change your post? I thought you asked me how the options work when I first read it and forgot to answer. :oops:

    I never changed anything in the options, just installed it and then I always get asked if I want to use the plugin.
     

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