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Overview

Makes YouTube stream H.264 videos instead of VP8/VP9 videos

Try h264ify if YouTube videos stutter, take up too much CPU, eat battery life, or make your laptop hot. By default, YouTube streams VP8/VP9 encoded video. However, this can cause problems with less powerful machines because VP8/VP9 is not typically hardware accelerated. In contrast, H.264 is commonly hardware accelerated by GPUs, which usually means smoother video playback and reduced CPU usage. h264ify makes YouTube stream H.264 videos instead of VP8/VP9 videos. Github: https://github.com/erkserkserks/h264ify

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Spyder810May 3, 2024

works as advertised, chromebook performance greatly improved, thanks

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Dominika MachtylApr 5, 2024

it doesn't do anything

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AdamFeb 23, 2024

This 100% cured my buffering issues. I am running a somewhat low performance arm based ChromeBook and it could not handle any video over 480p without buffering every 5 seconds, but now I can easily stream full 1080p on YouTube with VERY FEW dropped frames, to the point where you cannot tell. (~1 in 900 frames) this extension is very effective and I highly recommend it.

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Details

  • Version
    1.1.0
  • Updated
    September 8, 2019
  • Offered by
    erkserkserks
  • Size
    30.0KiB
  • Languages
    2 languages
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

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