Quicktime in Youtube?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by WG81402, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. WG81402 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2012
    Hi, I'm new here, and I have a question.

    A while ago, I was lurking on the forums, and remembered someone had made a program or something where you could have quicktime play YouTube videos in your browser instead of flash. I have a PowerBook G4, and I would like to utilize this program instead of using mactubes, so I can sign in and comment and such.

    I tried searching for it, but I did not have any luck. If anyone can help, please do so. Thx.
  2. adcx64 macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    You can always download MacTubes which lets you watch videos right on your desktop instead of your browser.. This method always has better performance.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Use Safari and enroll in the YouTube HTML5 beta. It'll then give you a QuickTime video instead of Flash. For this to work, you must use Safari.
  4. cocacolakid macrumors 65816


    Dec 18, 2010
    If you are using Ten Four Fox 8 (not 9, 9 disables plug ins), you can use a cool xpi that the TFF guys created called Quick Time Enabler, which forces Youtube videos to play right in the browser using QT. It works GREAT. I've tried it on a G4 MDD and a G4 eMac.

    Scroll down to A Promising Solution For the Future for an explanation and screen shots...


    And download it here (direct link to XPI, otherwise click on the link on the above link and look for "download the .xpi" buried in the text on the TFF blog for the link):


    After you download it, installation is simple. Drag and drop the file into any open window in TFF and a pop up window asks if you want to install the xpi file. Click yes and you're done.

    When you want to play a Youtube video, simply right click, scroll down to Open Youtube Video in Quicktime (I recommend SD resolution on PPC's), and it starts the video in QT after a 1-2 second pause. It's fantastic.

    Keep in mind that you do not want to upgrade to TFF 9 if you're doing this, it will disable the plugin.

    You can find TFF 8 and download it from here: http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox/downloads/list, you want the 8.0 RC/Final build for your particular processor.
  5. WG81402 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2012
    Thanks, everyone! Intell, I'll give that a try and see what it does.

    cocacolakid, The Quicktime Enabler was exactly what I was talking about! Thanks!


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