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Youtube Resolution Problem

  • Opera Next 18 now, still the same.

  • Thanks for your feedback here.

    I'm running Opera 17.0.1241.45. So it seems that I'm not alone. This is a software problem. This is annoying because sometimes I'll project my laptop screen to TV and enjoy Youtube video for the entire night. Those video with 360/480p resolution really hurt my eye and waste the 50" flat TV.

    I think I should file a bug report for this issue...

  • i think i found the problem: HTML5 Youtube player. SRWare Iron and old Opera uses Flash player, so there's no such problem.
    untill that problem solved, i would like to know if there's a possibility to turn off HTML5 for youtube or completely, so i can watch Youtube normally.

  • happy I see this, nearly pulled my hair out searching for the cause of the problem.
    I'm getting really sick and tired of the buggy Opera. It's again like it was on previous presto based builds.
    Granted, dev channel can have issues, but now O18 has been released on the Next channel there is no excuse.

    I've tried hopping on the HTML5 youtube test and off again - No change.
    The resolution is always at 360p and cannot be set higher, even if the video itself offers 720p or 1080p.
    I use Internet Download Manager to download the video, and it correctly lets me choose from all available resolutions.

    Please some comment from any Opera dev? Will this be fixed anytime soon?

    Cheers.

    Edit:
    OK got it going now. For those with the HTML5 mess, do this:

    Right click on the video and choose "about HTML5" or something.
    You will be asked to join the HTML5 Trial. If you are not on the trial, JOIN FIRST.
    After that, LEAVE the trial.
    If you are already on the trial, just choose LEAVE.

    In Opera, choose settings-Privacy and Security-Clear browsing data.
    Close Opera, and open it again.
    Play a video - Opera will now use Flash player.

    I just saw that Chrome users also have these issues, and that's something that Opera is "inheriting" from using the same engine.

  • Originally posted by Alacran:

    Right click on the video and choose "about HTML5" or something.
    You will be asked to join the HTML5 Trial. If you are not on the trial, JOIN FIRST.
    After that, LEAVE the trial.
    If you are already on the trial, just choose LEAVE.

    In Opera, choose settings-Privacy and Security-Clear browsing data.
    Close Opera, and open it again.

    that worked, thanks!

  • Originally posted by Alacran:

    happy I see this, nearly pulled my hair out searching for the cause of the problem.
    I'm getting really sick and tired of the buggy Opera. It's again like it was on previous presto based builds.
    Granted, dev channel can have issues, but now O18 has been released on the Next channel there is no excuse.

    I've tried hopping on the HTML5 youtube test and off again - No change.
    The resolution is always at 360p and cannot be set higher, even if the video itself offers 720p or 1080p.
    I use Internet Download Manager to download the video, and it correctly lets me choose from all available resolutions.

    Please some comment from any Opera dev? Will this be fixed anytime soon?

    Cheers.

    Edit:
    OK got it going now. For those with the HTML5 mess, do this:

    Right click on the video and choose "about HTML5" or something.
    You will be asked to join the HTML5 Trial. If you are not on the trial, JOIN FIRST.
    After that, LEAVE the trial.
    If you are already on the trial, just choose LEAVE.

    In Opera, choose settings-Privacy and Security-Clear browsing data.
    Close Opera, and open it again.
    Play a video - Opera will now use Flash player.

    I just saw that Chrome users also have these issues, and that's something that Opera is "inheriting" from using the same engine.

    OMG, it really worked!! Thank you so much~~

  • bug still there.. have to use firefox to see videos in more than 320p...

  • I can also confirm that the bug is still present in Opera 18, version: 18.0.1284.63

    The reason for the switch to Chrome's rendering engine was that these kinds of things wouldn't happen anymore, but there still seem to be [bad] differences between the browsers 😞

  • Magic Actions for YouTube extension resolved all problems 🙂

  • yeah, it has "force player type" setting now 😃

  • I had the similar problem but i found the solution. Adblock extension is the culprit for this problem. Disable the adblock and check the resolution.

    1. Disable adblock
    2. Close the browser
    3. Open the browser
    4. Check youtube video resolution
    5. If it works than enable the adblock extension

    This is the exact problem i had.

    http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1802212

    Hope it works for you.

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