You Tube Video quality

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You Tube Video quality

Post by Barnaby » 2015-12-05, 15:22

I have put this on Palemoon for Linux because that is what I use. It may be relevant to all versions. When I watch a youtube video on Firefox I can increase the quality of the screen resolution. I have not been able to do this on PM. When I checked it out I had the message that my browser does not support a choice of resolution.

This left me a bit puzzled. Anyway, is this something that is already known about? I have searched this forum but have not found anything so far. If so, is this something that is going to be addressed? I have moved almost completely over to PM for browsing, but this is one thing that is still a niggle.

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Re: You Tube Video quality

Post by lightning slinger » 2015-12-05, 18:23

Barnaby wrote:...... is this something that is already known about? I have searched this forum but have not found anything so far.......
Do a search for html5 and you will find plenty of threads concerning the problem or feature*. I assume you are talking html5 and not flash?
One of the more recent is viewtopic.php?f=37&t=9834#p67365
Barnaby wrote:..... is this something that is going to be addressed?.....
The developers will have to answer that question for you!

*I suppose it's a problem to those who want everything in 1080p and it's a feature to those, like me, who are not too concerned at watching in a lesser quality!
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Re: You Tube Video quality

Post by stevepusser » 2015-12-06, 05:16

We noticed this issue for our repackaging of the Mozilla-built Firefox binaries when Youtube pushed HTML5 as default at version 40. We install their packages in /opt/firefox, so we added a distribution.ini file that gets installed into /opt/firefox/distribution/ with a section that includes

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[Preferences]
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media.mediasource.enabled=true
media.mediasource.webm.enabled=true
media.fragmented-mp4.ffmpeg.enabled=true
media.fragmented-mp4.gmp.enabled=true
media.fragmented-mp4.exposed=true


But we'll have to see if PM supports all these flags.

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Re: You Tube Video quality

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2015-12-06, 05:38

stevepusser wrote:We noticed this issue for our repackaging of the Mozilla-built Firefox binaries when Youtube pushed HTML5 as default at version 40. We install their packages in /opt/firefox, so we added a distribution.ini file that gets installed into /opt/firefox/distribution/ with a section that includes

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[Preferences]
...
media.mediasource.enabled=true
media.mediasource.webm.enabled=true
media.fragmented-mp4.ffmpeg.enabled=true
media.fragmented-mp4.gmp.enabled=true
media.fragmented-mp4.exposed=true


But we'll have to see if PM supports all these flags.
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Re: You Tube Video quality

Post by Barnaby » 2015-12-06, 15:59

Thanks for all the help and info. It is not of great importance except just sometimes I find the screen of a video hard to read when it contains text. The answer for me is simple really. Anytime I plan to use Youtube when I might need a higher res, I will use Firefox instead of PM. No doubt it will all be sorted eventually, like the secure badger problem.

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