Can't play YouTube videos in greater than 360p?



  • It seems that, with most videos on YouTube, I can't select a resolution higher than 360p. My Internet is fast enough to handle a 1080p/60FPS video on YouTube, and all the videos I've seen that I can't select greater than 360p in are available in 720p/30FPS, 720p/60FPS, 1080p/30FPS or 1080p/60FPS or higher as well. What's going on with YouTube? As an example, here's a LinusTechTips video, although this is not the only video I have this issue on. https://i.imgur.com/AlDRN7X.png



  • @Daring:

    It seems that, with most videos on YouTube, I can't select a resolution higher than 360p. My Internet is fast enough to handle a 1080p/60FPS video on YouTube, and all the videos I've seen that I can't select greater than 360p in are available in 720p/30FPS, 720p/60FPS, 1080p/30FPS or 1080p/60FPS or higher as well. What's going on with YouTube?

    As an example, here's a LinusTechTips video, although this is not the only video I have this issue on. https://i.imgur.com/AlDRN7X.png

    Youtube might be defaulting to HTML5 player for you and the browser doesn't have the right codecs for HD Playback yet.

    Can you try checking https://www.youtube.com/html5 and see if it's using HTML5 player or the Flash player? Change it and see if the videos play in HD.



  • Says that it's using the HTML5 player when possible. I'll try forcing Flash with YouTube Center and see if that helps.

    Forced Flash player works. 60FPS doesn't seem to get 60FPS, 48FPS at the most, which is weird, but at least I can get 1080p and above in Vivaldi now.



  • 60FPS only seems to work properly in Chrome at the moment with HTML5 player, I'm sure Vivaldi will support it once it goes Stable.



  • As of about a week or so ago youtube changed and all of there videos are played in html5 by default now, rather than before where you could opt-in to the html5 program, you cant now however opt-out.
    It might be in youtube player settings however, i haven't checked



  • I got this video to play back in 60FPS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zPm3SSj6W8

    That is the only video I could get to work in 60FPS or even HD in Vivaldi with the HTML5 player.



  • @ultraviolet:

    As of about a week or so ago youtube changed and all of there videos are played in html5 by default now, rather than before where you could opt-in to the html5 program, you cant now however opt-out.
    It might be in youtube player settings however, i haven't checked

    I see, it still defaults to Flash player with browsers that doesn't support HTML5 player, so Opera 12 uses Flash.
    You can't opt-out of the HTML5 with supported browsers anymore? That sucks..

    Daring, do you have Hardware Acceleration enabled? I don't know if that makes difference here but I guess you can try it if you want: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/891337 (With Hardware Acceleration, Flash uses your Graphics Card rather than CPU to render the videos)



  • Yeah, I have hardware acceleration enabled. This same PC is capable of running Battlefield 4 maxed out at 1080p/60FPS, so I can't see how it can't run Flash at the same resolution and target frame rate.



  • i could be wrong, but, i thought 1080p60 is only available in HTML5 and not in flash?

    loads of 1060p60 videos on youtube work with vivaldi, try this one, work ok with me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L8FjxL8ixc



  • Works in 1080p/60FPS fine here too. So does TotalBiscuit's Dying Light port report. Not a whole lot on my end after these, though.



  • Weird. I am seeing pretty much the opposite behavior from what's reported in this thread. I have trouble with youtube in all other browsers. IE had been by far the best where youtube playback was concerned for me but there are still problems on occasion. Vivaldi, though, has been nearly flawless for me in this regard. It plays HD videos fine for me. Except for the videos above. They're the only ones I've tried that I have not been able to get to play correctly. I finally got them to play, but it was kept stuttering. But I'm currently on an under-powered Windows tablet, so that may be the problem.



  • yeah i can't play 1080p60 youtube on my pc as well, its my hardware thats my problem, not the software: need to upgrade as some point



  • Basically have the same problem as OP.

    Anyone have any Idea how I could force youtube to give me the flash player, instead of html5?

    All the info out there I could find only helps with forcing the flash player on chrome.



  • My hardware is fine. I built my PC a few months ago with 1080p/60FPS gaming in mind and it handles that very well. 1080p/60FPS video works fine on YouTube in Chrome, but yet in Vivaldi I can't select anything higher than 360p on YouTube. That is my problem.



  • just wait for extensions to become available in vivaldi and get the: 'Disable Youtube™ HTML5 Player' extension



  • so the link i posted above you couldn't view in vivaldi at 1080p60 ?



  • Yeah.



  • i could :-)



  • Wait, no, I misread what you said. I can watch it in 1080p/60FPS.



  • I have done no video or codec customizing to Vivaldi (default install in that sense) and I have able to play YouTube videos in 720p and 1080p and higher if the video has those options. Regardless I usually choose 720p HD on most videos anyways, I usually have of course a bunch of them/tabs open ;)


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