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YouTube rolled out 60 FPS videos, Opera cannot play them, even in 30 FPS

  • Oops!!!, I guess I am mistaken. :doh:

  • I was ready to give up Chrome for Opera or Safari.
    But safari a trouble with Adblock and very huge memory link screwing the computer.

    but Opera has problem with h264 video.

    Google are ***** who want to push VP9, when its it not possible to have smooth video in 1080p without burning the computer or having a very powerful computer (core i5 @ 2.53 ghz, dualcore is not enough...) because this shitty codec is not supported for hardware acceleration.

    My conclusion is the following. There is a stupid war open source vs the proprietary. Some companies/ only accept open source, even if the open source equivalent does not exists or is big crap. Apparently, it in some people's mind, it is not possible to use and support open source by using proprietary stuff at the same time, at least by the time the open source equivalent is good enough. Who are the victims? US, USERS are VICTIMS in this stupid war.
    What if I told you I can support H.264 now because the VP9 need to much power for HD video and support VP9 when it will be supported by GPU, and use it only for non HD video for now?

  • Any updates on this i really wany 60fps playback on opera.

    Chrome and firefox both have this feature. Firefox is currently in nighly but at least its up and coming feature.

    Not even opera dev has this feature yet....

    .

  • I'm using Opera 27.0.1689.22 and 60 FPS Youtube videos are working fine for me. Maybe you should double check to see if its working or not.

  • I'm using Opera 27.0.1689.22 and 60 FPS Youtube videos are working fine for me. Maybe you should double check to see if its working or not.

    It works for VP9 videos afaik but not for H264 ones.

  • Ah, sure enough you're right. I hate using adobe flash though and force HTML5 with the Magic Actions extension. I guess that forces the use of the difference codec.

  • Hi, do you know why in Html5 Youtube version I can watch videos only at 720p as max resolution? Until a short time ago I could get 1080p or higher, but not now, only old videos can be watched at higher resolution. Of course in Flash mode there are no problems, but I prefer to use html5. Has something changed in Opera with the last two or three updates?

  • Has something changed in Opera with the last two or three updates?

    I don't think so. Most probably just Google doing browser sniffing as usual.

  • What I don't understand is why Opera can play h264 60 fps videos on YouTube just fine in Linux, but can't play them in Windows. Is there some kind of free h264 codec that's only available in Linux but not in Windows? That strikes me as odd...

    Or is there any other reason for this situation?

  • I can play 60fps videos fine after enabling html5 player at https://www.youtube.com/html5

  • H264 60fps videos? In Windows?

  • My Opera won't play videos in 60FPS either, but if I change my User Agent to Google Chrome, they play in 60FPS no problem. I suspect this is just scumbaggery on Google's part.

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