Since neither firefox nor chrome seem to use hardware acceleration for youtube videos I am now trying to play them using vlc. That does work but I am experiencing two problems:
- When I jump to a given position using the slider the playback does not seem to resume normally from that position but it is constantly buffering and then playing a few seconds. Does anybody know why this is?
- Regardless of what the quality setting are the video always plays in 720p quality. Can I somehow force vlc to play in 1080p? I also downloaded livestreamer and interestingly this program also doesn't list 1080p as available for a video that can clearly be played in 1080p via the youtube webpage.
Thanks for your help! :)