YouTube Quality Issues in Safari

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ghsNick, May 30, 2013.

  1. ghsNick, May 30, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013

    ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    My quality is all messed up!

    Can anyone help me fix this issue in Safari?
  2. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    I'm assuming you've already gone into your account settings > playback and chosen "Always choose the best quality for my connection and player size", and conversely, you haven't accidentally checked " I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video"

    Theoretically those settings should deliver the highest quality your connection would support. Have you tried a different browser like Chrome or Firefox to see if the problem persists there? That way you can whittle it down from a network or system-wide issue to a browser specific one.

    Finally, I know I've occassionally been pulling out my hair due to playback issues, only to discover that Safari has somehow auto-enrolled me in the youtube html5 trial, which is incomprehensibly terrible. you can control your enrolment in that at the url:

    those are all my thoughts. good luck!
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can use this extension and it has a setting for the default YT playback resolution.

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