Can't play 1080p videos on Youtube but they play flawlessly on Windows 7. Any suggestions/help? CPU: AMD Turion 64 x2 1.8GHz, 2GB Ram and ATI HD 3200.

  • Hi and welcome to askubuntu - please provide details (by editing your question) - what version of ubuntu, what is your graphics card (lspci | grep VGA), what graphics drivers you are using, how you have installed flash. – fossfreedom Oct 23 '11 at 21:12
  • Updated, you have a solution? – rockr101 Oct 24 '11 at 0:02

Are you using Flash or HTML5?

  • Flash - there may not be a solution. Flash for Windows is much more optimized than Flash for Linux.

  • HTML5 - do you have graphics acceleration enabled for your graphics card? If you can play 1080p in MPlayer or VLC, then it should work with HTML5 on YouTube.

  • Wow! Thanks. It worked. Not super smooth but way better than flash. Thanks. – rockr101 Oct 23 '11 at 21:20
  • please mark the answer as solved by ticking the green v button. :) – suli8 Oct 24 '11 at 1:18
  • @srunni how does one set your browser to use HTML5 vs Flash? Isnt that a function of youtube? – n00b Feb 12 '13 at 3:28
  • @n00b youtube.com/html5 and you can activate the player if it is not already. youtube then tries to use it first whenever possible. – Bacon Apr 22 '17 at 13:46

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