Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: YouTube video streams epic fail!

02 May 2011   #1
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
YouTube video streams epic fail!

I really don't have the patience any more, and don't know who to blame first: Google or Adobe.

It happens across all web browsers, all variety of operating systems and Adobe Flash versions I've tried in any and all circumstances (and believe me, I tried them all!)
Loading up a video always plays the 360p stream by default, which suites me just fine. When clicking the full-screen button, the stream changes to 480p. So I have to change it back and watch as the whole stream needs to be re-cached even if it previously fully loaded (only happens the first time I click the full-screen button, of course). Page refreshes don't help me get back the previously fully loaded 360p stream, and if I try to click the full-screen button before the stream buffers, it doesn't change 360p to 480p; it changes to 720p!

And yet I can't seem to find people proclaiming a public lynch on whichever idiot let this slide ever since the "new" YouTube player was rolled out! What-the-hell?!

Please, anyone, please tell me this isn't the sound of my mind blowing to pieces and there is something I could do about it. A script, a life? xD
I use YouTube at least 20 times a day, seriously; if I could I'd give it up a long time ago, but I can't.
Perhaps I should also mention that I don't have an account on the site because Google forces linking their IDs with YouTube accounts, even when connecting with Facebook, lol, and I ain't using anything Google "account-related" even if it costs me my life.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 May 2011   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Before I start, disclaimer: I use Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Checkout, Google Maps, Google Books, Google Android, Google Earth.

No, I don't think you're losing your mind. If you can provide a link to a video that you are experiencing it, that would be great. Since I have 20mbps broadband, I always aim for the starts on my youtube quality so without actually watching for it, I might miss it.

Turns out that is how YouTube works. Unless you have an 800x600 resolution monitor, a 360p video will indeed look like crap, thus the automatic bump to 480p. Some videos are published with HD quality options and the publisher can choose to have ht HD 720p version display at full screen. Welcome to the era of HD video, friend. It's just how it's going to be.

Who could you blame? No one. YouTube is keeping up with higher quality content available on it's site and my guess is the full-screen-720p-automatic feature was added by request. It makes sense to me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2011   #3
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It happens across the website, no matter which video I'm playing (as long as it has HD streams). I can't provide any particular example because they're all examples lol
I can understand YouTube pushing HD since the whole US has sick internet speeds, but here in Europe it's not always like that.
Having no one to blame just makes me an idiot now, but if the YouTube player has a stream switcher, why would it force higher quality automatically? *sarcasm on* What, they scared I'd die if I don't see Lady Gaga gluing telephones to her head in detail in order to forever preserve such a treasured memory in my mind? *sarcasm off*

Since I use all major browsers on my PC completely at random, is there perhaps a Greasemonkey script (or can it be done) to force the player not to change the video streams upon clicking the full-screen button.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 May 2011   #4
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Maybe something from this list might help: 20+ Greasemonkey Scripts for Improving Your YouTube Experience
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2011   #5
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Gah, I knew I read that article somewhere but I couldn't remember which browser it was, and couldn't bother to look through all their histories, lol
Thanks for the link, I think I might just replace the player with this alternative FlowPlayer or something... Whatever keeps me away from this ugly "glitch".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 YouTube video streams epic fail!




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Mac to Windows Epic Fail
I just got a mac last week 2gb 2.40GHz intel core 2 duo nvidia geforce 320m and i got my win7 home premium sp1 cd and installed win7 but the installation kinda worked and kinda failed... i have lots of missing drivers, no sound and i cant go on the internet either :cry: i can tell you the devices...
Drivers
WOW. Epic fail or what
I did not know that you could change the seven forums theme by scrolling all the way down near the bottom left corner.:o Haha this is awesome. The black and dark theme look epic:P Also i love the ios app, it runs smooth, and quick. Place rules.
Chillout Room
Facebook's Epic Fail
Facebook IPO was a flop and underwriters had to prop it up to maintain the $38 price. Facebook's epic fail - latimes.com Jim :cool:
News
BSOD playing youtube or any online video streams error hal.dll+12a3b
Hi I just built my computer about a month and a half ago and made sure my hardware was secured tightly and properly onto the mother board. I updated all of the drivers for the PC to the best of my knowledge due to receiving BSOD in the beginning partly because the drivers were not up to date. After...
BSOD Help and Support
YOUTUBE and HTML5 Video playback FAIL
hello, did u guys noticed that since today 2010-09-30 youtube fully switched to html5 forcing videos show only in html5 not using flash? Im using Chrome and video playback in normal mode (not ewen HD) lags like ****, video and audio synch is bad, sound goes way futher as video, flash used to play...
Chillout Room
IE 9 Epic Fail
IE 9 doesn't close completely after i clicked the cross button. Music just kept playing in the background and i had to go to the task manager to terminate all ie9. Soon after that, i got a BSOD. I can't be sure if IE 9 was the cause of it but it crashed more often than chrome. I am sure IE9 is a...
Browsers & Mail


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:22.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App