Monday, March 26, 2012

Fix the HTML5 CRAP on YouTube

Recently YouTube has started to convert videos to HTML5 format with the new player, but for some users with slow computers this may be a drawback, because the new HTML5 player SUCKS ASS SHIT ! (I hope you read this, Goooooogle) I got a simple solution. For this to work, you will need Firefox or Pale Moon. Make it as your default browser and get used to it. Next, install the add-on called User Agent Switcher, when you're done, restart your browser and download the user agent list from here. Import it, and change your user agent to any older browser (preferably Firefox 3.0.1). And that's it! Enjoy the old flash based YouTube!!!

Permanent Change

For some of you who want a permanent user agent do the following:
1. Uninstall the "User Agent Switcher" addon
2. Restart Firefox.
3. Close completely Firefox.
4. Navigate to: %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
5. Open prefs.js with your favourite text editor

6. Add the following:
user_pref("general.useragent.override", "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:3.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/3.0.1");

7. Save it and open Firefox.
8. Go to and verify that the user agent is correct.
9. Close completely firefox
10. Open it up again and repeat step 8. Is the user agent correct ? Then you're done. User agent shows your current version ? Repeat from step 3

In the address bar type: about:config
Search for "media"

Look for these:

And set them to False. Restart Firefox

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