Poor Youtube performance?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by BaldyUK, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. BaldyUK macrumors regular

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    Is anyone else having issues of poor Youtube performance since updating to Yosemite?

    If I try and skip to a different part of a video it buffers for a long time, if it actually skips at all.

    It was working fine with Mavericks. I know it's a beta etc but wondered if anyone else has experienced this and if there's a solution.

    Thanks
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Yosemite's Safari uses the HTML5 player per default, which means better battery life compared with the flash version. However, there do seem to be some occasional glitches when changing playback. I have no idea whether its a bug in Safari or a problem with the player itself. You should submit a bug report.
     
  3. BaldyUK thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, thanks that was the problem. Safari 8 defaults to the HTML5 player in Youtube, changed the user agent back to 7.1 and using the flash player again and it's working perfectly again.
     
  4. huggs22222 macrumors newbie

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  5. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    Flash really just needs to been shown the door by HTML 5. On it's way out, let h.265 in ;)
     
  6. huggs22222 macrumors newbie

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    Completely agree. I,m loving HTML 5 pic and the audio is amazing.H.265 is the way to go though with high quality and small file size.
     
  7. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    The problems I have with Flash is that it is just so un-optimised. Want to get your fans as loud as possible on your new Mac Pro, don't edit 4K video or play a game, watch a Youtube video in Flash instead! :p I hate that it only survives just because it has the Adobe name.
     

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