Safari 9 Youtube 1080p

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by penguintri, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. penguintri macrumors member

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    Hi,

    After updating to Safari 9 on Mavericks I seem to be unable to view any video quality options higher than 720p on youtube. Any body else notice this or any idea how to fix it? I tried clearing cache and cookie but that hasn't helped.

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  2. barmann macrumors 6502

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    With Safari 9.0 , Youtube might use HTML5 as the default (and only available?) player, instead of Flash .

    Different interface and a few options are not available with HTML5, including high res for many movies .
    I'm still on Safari 7.x on Mavericks for that reason, so maybe someone else can chime in and tell us if Flash is still an option with Safari 9 on Youtube .
     
  3. 11Al, Oct 15, 2015
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    YT has now migrated to html5, you can no longer use FP, luckily I say, unless using external extensions.
    @ barmann: I advise you not to remain with Safari 7, for security reasons.
     
  4. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure what this means.

    I just updated to Safari 9.0.1 and now YuTube doesn't offer the 1080P version of my videos. WTH? What can I do about this?
     
  5. flyer22 macrumors newbie

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    I don't get 1080 anymore either. However I still have them on Chrome.

    Not the same I know but a workaround
     
  6. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm...well the workaround I found with Mavericks is Develop > User Agent > FireFox - Mac

    Trouble is you have to choose that every time you come to YouTube.

    On my wife's rMBP the 1080p is available. She's running Yosemite. I don't get it. Thanks Apple!
     
  7. flyer22 macrumors newbie

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    Probably a gentle nudge for us Mavericks users to think about an El Capitan upgrade ;)
     
  8. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe.

    Can anybody confirm that El Capitan works as expected with YouTube's HTML5 Player, i.e. 1080p is available?
     
  9. 11Al macrumors newbie

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    Maybe, but maybe for YT updated platform, need more modern browser.
    Meanwhile I can confirm that with Mavericks Safari there is block, with Tor for instance, the 1080p is available.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Working fine here.
     
  11. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    On HTML5 the maximum output you can get is 720p but using Flash you should be able to go up to source quality.
     
  12. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    You sure about that? HTML5 on Safari 9.0.1 on El Cap 10.11.1 is rendering up to 4K for me on YouTube.
     
  13. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I think @asoksevil is incorrect. Under Mavericks with Safari 9.01 720p is all you can get since YouTube is forcing HTML5 unless you change the User Agent to FireFox - Mac which lets Flash load. But in Yosemite and El Capitan for a reason which I can't explain 1080p is achievable.
     
  14. Red and Blue macrumors newbie

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    I have had the problem since October 1, of Mavericks, in my case OS X 10.9.5, after updating to Safari 9, not being able to play 1080p videos. Starting about 2 or 3 weeks ago, over the course of a week or more I spent about 6 or 7 hours on the phone with AppleCare advisors, including 2 senior advisors, the last one of which followed through with feedback from the engineers to obtain information on the problem. She said my case was the first they were aware this--hard to believe really, but the problem was verified by Apple. The problem affects only Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks updated to Safari 9; it doesn't affect OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, OS X 10.10, or OS X 10.11. And the problem is not with flash player, it is with the Media Source Extension (MSE) component of HTML5, which is not functioning. She said they needed to corrected it in a future Safari update but she had no information on when that would be. I have had to use Firefox and set it up with the same shortcuts for convenience as Safari and make it my default browser. By the way, Firefox gets 1080p on YouTube without using flash, as YouTube has switched over to HTML5. The AppleCare advisor said Apple was working with YouTube to correct the problem, but I do not think it is solely with YouTube, as a first-tier advisor initially tested my Safari 9 to see if it would play an animated 1080p trailer generated by Apple, and it wouldn't play that either in 1080p.
     
  15. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    My bad, I wanted to say that it was on Safari 9 on Mavericks (since we are in the Mavericks forum).

    Apple released a Safari 9.0.1 update, did that address this issue?
     
  16. Red and Blue macrumors newbie

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    No, the Safari 9.0.1 update did not address the 1080p problem; the AppleCare advisor said it would be a future update but she had no idea of the time frame. All the other versions of OS X from 10.7 to 10.11, except Mavericks, are able to get 1080p, as is Firefox, and they do it without using flash player. The problem is with Media Source Extension not operating in HTML5 through Mavericks. Does anyone know why this might be?
     
  17. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    Well at least there is some hope.

    Hell, by the time they fix it I'll be on El Capitan and it won't matter. Only thing holding me back are a few third party apps that won't work on any OS built after 1953! :p
     
  18. 11Al macrumors newbie

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    Yeap, html5 now handles up to 4k resolutions, on El Capitan all HD res. are available.
     
  19. Jenova macrumors newbie

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    to use flash on youtube you can get the safari extension: click to flash, then add youtube.com to the whitelist. it works for me I'm on safari 9.0.1.
     
  20. shimon says macrumors newbie

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    youtube only works 1080p on yosemite not mavericks. sarcastic thank you to the evil bastard who decided that.
     
  21. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    Requirements for higher resolutions (1080p+)

    YouTube videos missing quality options on this browser
    YouTube videos are available in many formats and resolutions. However, some browsers do not support newer video formats. This means that these browsers may only have one or two video formats to choose from. We recommend upgrading your browser or operating system for the best viewing experience.

    Below are some browser and operating system combinations that support YouTube's high-quality video formats:

    • Google Chrome (all operating systems)
    • Internet Explorer or Edge on Windows 8.1 or newer
    • Safari on Mac OS X 10.10 or newer
    • Firefox on Windows 7 or newer and on Mac OS X 10.10 or newer
     

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