Who loves HTML5? I do ;)

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  1. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    So, lately I've been using HTML5 for watching youtube videos, and let me tell you, I have a good playback and my iBook doesn't go crazy when I open 2 youtube videos at the same time!!

    What's your experience with HTML5 for video playback? Do you use it? Do you use another app for watching youtube videos?
     
  2. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

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    My HTML 5

    ...expeirence sucks compared to yours. My ibook G4 is a titch slower (1.07 ghz model) so maybe thats the difference. Herky jerky video and garbled messed up sound is all I get.

    What works for me is Quicktime. In Safari via ClicktoPlugin, or through viewtube in iCab, Omniweb or Tenfourfox. 360p is no problem. I get 480p playback with no hiccups with XBMC.

    I miss Coreplayer, I could stream 720p from youtube and vimeo with it. The ibook G4 I had it on went belly up and its linked to the serial number, so that's that.
     
  3. rjcalifornia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Coreplayer was really cool. I use the ClickToPlugin HTML5. I also have 1.25 GB of RAM. How much do you have?

    Also keep in mind that if you have Perian installed, HTML5 videos will suck.

    BTW are you using viewtube with the latest tenfourfox?
     
  4. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Huh?
     
  5. philz4life macrumors member

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    How do you get ClickToPlugin HTML5 on Tenfourfox? I only can get it on safari, and it won't let me get into full screen.
     
  6. rjcalifornia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I cannot remember where I saw that, but I read that Perian is the cause of poorly html5 video playback.
     
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    That wouldn't surprise me; Perian has its own H.264 decoder and it's possibly not as efficient as Apple's.
     
  8. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    I don't know about firefox, but to get full screen in Safari you will need to download Leopard Webkit and enable advanced features using the shell script included with the download. DO NOT install Webkit systemwide.
     
  9. rjcalifornia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I use it with Safari and also with the Webkit. I don't use Webkit as much since Safari is old and I need it for my web dev job (if it works for Safari, it works on every version of IE lol)
     
  10. ppcfanforever1 macrumors regular

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    You seem to know know alot about leopard webkit. I use leopard webkit daily as my main browser and since you know secrets and stuff do you know a way to get the in-browser download menu instead of the separate window? Like the stuff in the newer os's?
     
  11. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Well, this is a first!

    As far as I know, no. However, you can add a little download button in the upper right of Safari, and when you click on it it'll bring up the window. View > Customize Toolbar > drag the download icon into the toolbar.
     
  12. ppcfanforever1 macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks, this isn't really what I'm looking for so I guess I can live with it. Its not like its life or death.
     
  13. skateny macrumors 6502

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    This is the PowerPC forum. Everything is life or death. :eek:
     
  14. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    HTML5 on my 2006 Intel Imac using firefox was horrid slow! If i wanted to go full screen it would cause major lag (which i never get with flash,even at 1080p)...for firefox (i guess same for tenfourfox?) about:config then false media.ogg/media.wave/media.webm
     
  15. rjcalifornia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know but HTML5 for me has been really good. I mean I can watch the video right in the web browser and for full screen it is just beautiful :) haha oh well.
     
  16. ppcfanforever1 macrumors regular

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    Nah its only been awesome, nowhere feels more like home than this forum does.
     
  17. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

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    I also have 1.25 GB RAM, which I can remember thinking at one point was an ungodly amount of RAM. I was at lowendmac.com the other day (boo, hiss...but I only visit once a month or so to see if anthing of note regarding PPC macs have been posted, generally there is not) and a author of an article said the minmum amount of RAM acceptable in any computer today is 6 GB's. I did a spit take on that one.

    In the latest tenfourfox (19) viewtube won't work for me, even if I set plugins to true in about:config. I use it in Auroafox, but playback via viewtube is poor compared to Omniweb or iCab (via greasekit). For me, right now, ClicktoPlugin using quicktime in Leopardwebkit is the best youtube experience. Outside of mactubes, which still can't be beat. It's a minor miracle we still have all these options. Long may they continue.

    I had not heard that about Perian, I will uninstall it and give it a try, but I like most else of what Perian does. You are the guy who had and put together all those freestanding codecs in a pack, right?
     
  18. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

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    I believe skateny was, in fact, making an exestential comment regarding the fact PPC is on what many would consider Operating System life support. Someone I know, a long time (like, since the 80's) mac user like myself, thinks it is insane I only own a nine year old PPC mac. He has to be out on the bleeding edge, bathing his Intel mac in the craptastic updates of Mountain Lion, speculating on the latest iOS release.... Moi, I could care less. I am staying PPC as long as I possibly can. Who else is with me?

    Wait, someone else here has already asked that.....
     
  19. ppcfanforever1 macrumors regular

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    I am and yeah i know. lol
     
  20. rjcalifornia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am :D
     
  21. skateny macrumors 6502

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    Existential indeed.

    Old PowerPCs don't die. Nor do they fade away. The just re-enlist.
     
  22. jsgoulding macrumors newbie

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    I have exactly the same iBook as you, how exactly do you have it set up, as my playback is still poor. :(
     
  23. rjcalifornia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, get the ClickTo plugin for Safari (Works in Leopard Webkit) Then in the player settings, set the quality to 240p. You will be surprised about the quality of 240p, it is acceptable. And that's it, you can start watching HTML videos and say goodbye to Flash ;)
     
  24. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

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    Well, that explains it. 240p isn't bad, but it isn't great either. I use 360p and Quicktime and find playback more than acceptable.
     
  25. rjcalifornia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I use 720p with Quicktime. The thing is I like to watch videos right in the web browser, but that's just me :)
     

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