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No 4K resulution on youtube

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Some videos on youtube don't show the 4k resolution option under firefox and the only go up to 1080P but on chrome they show all the resolutions:

example video https://youtu.be/WU-NrfB8Kd4

I have flash installed as well

Some videos on youtube don't show the 4k resolution option under firefox and the only go up to 1080P but on chrome they show all the resolutions: example video https://youtu.be/WU-NrfB8Kd4 I have flash installed as well

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About ten hours after I posted, I learned that Firefox has VP9 decoding but it is disabled by default, perhaps because the mediasource feature still has bugs. If you want to try it, you can toggle this setting:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste media and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the media.mediasource.webm.enabled preference to toggle it from false to true

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

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The option shows for me, it might be that youtube will provide the media based on your device's meta data and will only provide compatible qualities.

See also: https://support.google.com/youtube/an.../91449?hl=en

The option shows for me, it might be that youtube will provide the media based on your device's meta data and will only provide compatible qualities. See also: [https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/91449?hl=en]

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guigs said

The option shows for me, it might be that youtube will provide the media based on your device's meta data and will only provide compatible qualities. See also: https://support.google.com/youtube/an.../91449?hl=en

The 4k option shows up on other videos but not on that video, so now I am really confused. what can be the cause of that

''guigs [[#answer-768831|said]]'' <blockquote> The option shows for me, it might be that youtube will provide the media based on your device's meta data and will only provide compatible qualities. See also: [https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/91449?hl=en] </blockquote> The 4k option shows up on other videos but not on that video, so now I am really confused. what can be the cause of that
guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

It might be the availability of that quality of that video.

  • ": For example, if the video was recorded in standard definition, it will not be available in high definition."
It might be the availability of that quality of that video. *": For example, if the video was recorded in standard definition, it will not be available in high definition."

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guigs said

It might be the availability of that quality of that video.
  • ": For example, if the video was recorded in standard definition, it will not be available in high definition."

yes but did you read that part when i state that this video on chrome has 4k resolution. I tried with addons disabled and same problem. Thank you anyway for trying to help

''guigs [[#answer-768874|said]]'' <blockquote> It might be the availability of that quality of that video. *": For example, if the video was recorded in standard definition, it will not be available in high definition." </blockquote> yes but did you read that part when i state that this video on chrome has 4k resolution. I tried with addons disabled and same problem. Thank you anyway for trying to help

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jscher2000
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When you are watching in 4K in Chrome, could you right-click the video and choose "Stats for nerds" and look at the "Mime Type"? Firefox does not yet support WebM VP9, and it may be that Google is only transcoding 4K video to that particular format/codec. There also are some MP4 codecs that Firefox does not support. (YouTube offers different resolution levels and various codecs in different container formats, which makes it hard to make general statements.)

When you are watching in 4K in Chrome, could you right-click the video and choose "Stats for nerds" and look at the "Mime Type"? Firefox does not yet support WebM VP9, and it may be that Google is only transcoding 4K video to that particular format/codec. There also are some MP4 codecs that Firefox does not support. (YouTube offers different resolution levels and various codecs in different container formats, which makes it hard to make general statements.)

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jscher2000 said

When you are watching in 4K in Chrome, could you right-click the video and choose "Stats for nerds" and look at the "Mime Type"? Firefox does not yet support WebM VP9, and it may be that Google is only transcoding 4K video to that particular format/codec. There also are some MP4 codecs that Firefox does not support. (YouTube offers different resolution levels and various codecs in different container formats, which makes it hard to make general statements.)

Well I looked at other pages that state that those videos are vp9 http://base-n.de/webm/VP9%20Sample.html So i thought vp9 was supported by firefox that is why i did not look into that but chrome versions of 4k videos are vp9

''jscher2000 [[#answer-769298|said]]'' <blockquote> When you are watching in 4K in Chrome, could you right-click the video and choose "Stats for nerds" and look at the "Mime Type"? Firefox does not yet support WebM VP9, and it may be that Google is only transcoding 4K video to that particular format/codec. There also are some MP4 codecs that Firefox does not support. (YouTube offers different resolution levels and various codecs in different container formats, which makes it hard to make general statements.) </blockquote> Well I looked at other pages that state that those videos are vp9 http://base-n.de/webm/VP9%20Sample.html So i thought vp9 was supported by firefox that is why i did not look into that but chrome versions of 4k videos are vp9
jscher2000
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Chosen Solution

About ten hours after I posted, I learned that Firefox has VP9 decoding but it is disabled by default, perhaps because the mediasource feature still has bugs. If you want to try it, you can toggle this setting:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste media and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the media.mediasource.webm.enabled preference to toggle it from false to true

About ten hours after I posted, I learned that Firefox has VP9 decoding but it is disabled by default, perhaps because the mediasource feature still has bugs. If you want to try it, you can toggle this setting: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''media''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the '''media.mediasource.webm.enabled''' preference to toggle it from false to true