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How to watch videos in HD on youtube? Fedora 21

asked 2015-05-27 08:01:57 -0600

kolera64 gravatar image

What to do? I can't watch in HD?

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?? sorry but it is a subjetive it...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2015-05-27 10:36:19 -0600 )edit

What exactly you did and what exactly doesn't work?

AnEagle gravatar imageAnEagle ( 2015-05-28 07:32:37 -0600 )edit

yeah sorry! I want to watch videos on youtube in 720p but only option is 360p! I know that my pc can support that but how to upgrade or fix that problem?

kolera64 gravatar imagekolera64 ( 2015-05-28 07:48:16 -0600 )edit

Which video you wish to watch and what browser do you use? If you use firefox, have you installed adobe flash plugin? And what is your video card?

AnEagle gravatar imageAnEagle ( 2015-05-28 08:01:11 -0600 )edit

Thank you! i wll try...

kolera64 gravatar imagekolera64 ( 2015-05-28 08:35:54 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-05-28 17:57:25 -0600

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You don't have to install any additional softwares to watch the videos on youtube. It should work out of the box. You don't even need the flash player because Youtube will use HTML5 to play videos whenever possible if flash plugin is not installed.

Since you are able to play the video with 360p, it is very likely that the particular video you are watching doesn't have a higher resolution. So try to watch another video and see if it plays in HD (You may try this video to play in 720p or 1080p) . And also try to watch the same video in a different PC to see if the HD options come up. If it doesn't come up, then the video's max resolution is 360p and there is nothing you can do about it.

If you want some special software for watching Youtube videos try smtube. smtube is not available in official fedora repo, so you have to install from source or you can enable RPM fusion repo and then install smplayer.

To enable RPM Fusion repos, see After enabling it, type sudo dnf install smplayer in terminal.

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You intrigued me with smtube. There is only one video that you could to watch - "Youtube is updgading to a newer version, which is not supported by this version".

AnEagle gravatar imageAnEagle ( 2015-05-28 18:19:13 -0600 )edit

@AnEagle , smtube works fine for me. Try updating the smplayer, smtube plugin and the YouTube code and try again.

deadrat gravatar imagedeadrat ( 2015-05-28 19:07:46 -0600 )edit

I found it works only if paste URL from youtube into smplayer. But smtube doesn't work as expected. How to correctly configure it?

AnEagle gravatar imageAnEagle ( 2015-05-28 19:23:39 -0600 )edit

What version do you use, @AnEagle . I have SMTUBE Version: 15.5.17 (64-bit) and smplayer Version: 14.9.0 (svn r6812) (64-bit).

In SMPLAYER, go to Options menu and then select YouTube browser. Then select, update you-tube code from Help menu.

deadrat gravatar imagedeadrat ( 2015-05-28 19:43:37 -0600 )edit

Interesting. I have another versions: Smplayer: Version: 14.9.0 (svn r0UNKNOWN) Using Qt 4.8.6 (compiled with Qt 4.8.6) Using MPlayer SVN r37391 Smtube: Version: 15.1.26 Compiled with Qt 4.8.6 (using 4.8.6) I installed it from rpmfusion. Did you compiled it by yourself?

AnEagle gravatar imageAnEagle ( 2015-05-28 19:56:27 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-05-28 10:19:23 -0600

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If you using firefox, install an adobe flash player.

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