Closed Bug 1219959 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Youtube videos max resolution is 360p Mozilla Firefox 41.0.2 for Ubuntu

Categories

(Core :: Graphics, defect)

43 Branch
x86_64
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1217170

People

(Reporter: tmay, Unassigned)

Details

(Whiteboard: [betabreakers-fx41])

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Actual Result:
The max resolution for youtube videos is 360p. 

Expected Result:
Youtube videos should have higher maximum resolutions, depending on the quality of the videos. 

Steps to Recreate:
1. Launch Firefox 41 on Ubuntu 14.04
2. Navigate to youtube.
3. Watch any video or specifically any high resolution video
4. Observe the maximum resolution allowed is 360p.
Whiteboard: [betabreakers-fx41]
Is this not a dupe of https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1217170#c27 ?
Flags: needinfo?(tmay)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1217170
Flags: needinfo?(tmay)
Trammel, if you would like to watch higher resolution YouTube, you can enable VP9 video by setting about:config pref "media.mediasource.webm.enabled" = true. VP9 for Linux will ship in Firefox 43.
(In reply to Chris Peterson [:cpeterson] from comment #3)
> Trammel, if you would like to watch higher resolution YouTube, you can
> enable VP9 video by setting about:config pref
> "media.mediasource.webm.enabled" = true. VP9 for Linux will ship in Firefox
> 43.

This did not resolve the issue.
Chris, can you please elaborate? It seems like changing media.mediasource.webm.enabled:true does not work as described for Trammel.

Trammel, can you please test the latest Firefox Nightly build from nightly.mozilla.org? It should have the fix from bug 1217170. Check if that works around this issue on Ubuntu as well.
Flags: needinfo?(cpeterson)
(In reply to Anthony Hughes, QA Mentor (:ashughes) from comment #5)
> Chris, can you please elaborate? It seems like changing
> media.mediasource.webm.enabled:true does not work as described for Trammel.
> 
> Trammel, can you please test the latest Firefox Nightly build from
> nightly.mozilla.org? It should have the fix from bug 1217170. Check if that
> works around this issue on Ubuntu as well.

The latest nightly build also does not fix the issue.
Just to reiterate. This bug occurs on Firefox NOT Firefox Developer Edition.
(In reply to Trammel May from comment #7)
> Just to reiterate. This bug occurs on Firefox NOT Firefox Developer Edition.

Does it happen with https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/42.0b7-candidates/build1/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-42.0b7.tar.bz2?
(In reply to Anthony Hughes, QA Mentor (:ashughes) from comment #8)
> (In reply to Trammel May from comment #7)
> > Just to reiterate. This bug occurs on Firefox NOT Firefox Developer Edition.
> 
> Does it happen with
> https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/42.0b7-candidates/build1/
> linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-42.0b7.tar.bz2?

No, it does not.
Trammel, which of the video formats have a red icon on this YouTube HTML5 test page?

https://www.youtube.com/html5
Flags: needinfo?(cpeterson)
Here is a screen shot of the information you requested.
I am very surprised that "Media Source Extensions" is red/unsupported.

What is the value of your "media.webm.enabled" pref? The expected default value is true for all current Firefox channels on all desktop platforms.
It is set to true, however I had to do that manually, it was not set to true by default.
oops. I copied the wrong pref name. Sorry!

What is the value of your "media.mediasource.enabled" pref? (not webm)
(In reply to Chris Peterson [:cpeterson] from comment #14)
> oops. I copied the wrong pref name. Sorry!
> 
> What is the value of your "media.mediasource.enabled" pref? (not webm)

that did it, it works now
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