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    Since moving over to Leap, the one instance that can actually freeze up my computer requiring a reboot is attempting to use Firefox to watch Youtube videos. Let's start there, Vimeo is also a problem and won't play anything at all for me, regardless if Firefox is set up for Flash or HTML5.

    My browser has no Flash add ons at all, only the HTML5 player. Youtube will play videos but at a default resolution of 360p. Getting into firefox config files and changing the media.mediasource and media.fragmented-mp4 settings will allow up to 1080p, but only for awhile when one of three things will occur. Either:

    1. the computer will freeze entirely, requiring a reboot and a refreshing of Firefox's configuration, or
    2. Firefox itself will start up one day and for no apparent reason be missing the menu bar, the bookmarks toolbar and the three icons on the upper right that minimize, maximize and close down the window. The next steps in this case is also refreshing Firefox's configuration (Help>Troubleshooting>Refresh Firefox).
    3. The last instance is an immediate crash of Firefox when starting a youtube video, for which Firefox has a special screen pop up to allow a retry of the previous procedure or to close Firefox altogether.

    In all cases, you are back to square one, youtube at 360p and blurred imaging for big screen tv applications. Activating and de-activating hardware acceleration has no apparent effect in any case.

    I have Radeon HD 7600 series graphics on a 3 year old HP Phoenix machine 64 bit.

    This just doesn't seem right. Either Linux is usable for normal internet activities or it is not and it seems to me every instance where I attempted to adopt Linux in the past has failed because Firefox and graphics tools won't play nice together. Is anyone going through this as well?

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    Default Re: Viewing YouTube videos in greater than 360p resolution results in CRASH!&%#

    I don't think I have had any firefox crash in Leap 42.1. However, I do have flash installed (from packman). And I'm not in the habit of switching youtube to full screen mode.

    Yes, Vimeo can be a bit of a problem. I haven't played one recently. But I seem to recall that I have to allow scripts globally (in "noscript"), and I have to disable "flashblock" (in the flashblock settings, not in the browser), and then reload the page. It does deter me from bothering with vimeo, unless it is really a "must see".
    openSUSE Leap 15.1; KDE Plasma 5;
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    Default Re: Viewing YouTube videos in greater than 360p resolution results in CRASH!&%#

    Curious about this,
    I inspected a couple YouTube videos running HTML5 (no Flash installed) on a Windows(chrome) and a LEAP machine(firefox)

    Surprisingly, for the same videos
    Higher resolutions were offered and by default on the Windows running chrome.
    360p was the <only> resolution offered to the LEAP/firefox.

    Resolution options were inspected by clicking on the YouTube video's gear icon and selecting "Quality."

    The pixel depth has nothing to do with size of display.

    So, I'd be curious how you're perhaps forcing higher resolution and yes... if you're trying to pass a parameter manually instead of using the video player's tools you may be doing something that's not supported.

    TSU

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    I'm thinking this is a driver or webm issue as I tested youtube with Firefox under leap with no flash and I get up to 1080p video
    screen-shot here
    http://imgur.com/XEBcmmL
    you can see it's the html5 player not flash.
    The only other thing I can think of is google's love for vp9, personally I hate webm and I have it disabled, it cold be google is forcing webm on you and it does not have those resolutions available for webm.
    what to do?
    you can disable webm (in about:config set media.webm.enabled;false)
    on nvidia cards the propitiatory drivers are better at hardware acceleration so use them.

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    Default Re: Viewing YouTube videos in greater than 360p resolution results in CRASH!&%#

    "So, I'd be curious how you're perhaps forcing higher resolution and yes... if you're trying to pass a parameter manually instead of using the video player's tools you may be doing something that's not supported."

    <about:config>
    <search all entries: media.mediasource, double click on each to change value to true.>
    <search all entries: media.fragmented-mp4, double click on each to change value to true, except the last one, "use blank decoder". Leave that as false.>

    This results in a temporary change, making much clearer viewing possible up to 1080p. But then unexpectedly it will crash.

    So what do you suppose might be the problem? There are no other "tools" to make these changes and the remarkably low response to this post suggests that nobody knows or it's a problem without a solution.

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    Default Re: Viewing YouTube videos in greater than 360p resolution results in CRASH!&%#

    this might be packman related, do you have the packman repo?
    did you do a zypper dup to packman?
    Firefox without packman does not natively support mp4 files only webm (and I avoid webm)
    what kind of graphic card and driver do you have?
    post your repo list
    zypper lr -d
    as from what you are describing I think you are getting webm video's from youtube and just tweaking the firefox config without having restricted codecs is pointless.

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    Default Re: Viewing YouTube videos in greater than 360p resolution results in CRASH!&%#

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I'm thinking this is a driver or webm issue as I tested youtube with Firefox under leap with no flash and I get up to 1080p video
    screen-shot here
    http://imgur.com/XEBcmmL
    you can see it's the html5 player not flash.
    The only other thing I can think of is google's love for vp9, personally I hate webm and I have it disabled, it cold be google is forcing webm on you and it does not have those resolutions available for webm.
    what to do?
    you can disable webm (in about:config set media.webm.enabled;false)
    on nvidia cards the propitiatory drivers are better at hardware acceleration so use them.
    Disabling webm results in an instantaneous crash and Nvidia drivers have no application to my machine, I've got a Radeon HD 7600 series. Proprietary drivers for LInux at AMD is a search without end, with nothing to download.
    Do you suppose this lack of support for my video card is the reason for this?

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    Default Re: Viewing YouTube videos in greater than 360p resolution results in CRASH!&%#

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    this might be packman related, do you have the packman repo?
    did you do a zypper dup to packman?
    Firefox without packman does not natively support mp4 files only webm (and I avoid webm)
    what kind of graphic card and driver do you have?
    post your repo list
    zypper lr -d
    as from what you are describing I think you are getting webm video's from youtube and just tweaking the firefox config without having restricted codecs is pointless.
    1. I did not do a Zypper dup to Packman, although I have that repository.
    2. Don't know what you are saying about native support for mp4.
    3. I have a Radeo HD 7600 and the drivers are what were installed by Leap 42.1, ie., I didn't go out and get anything special. I just tried, there's nothing.
    4. As you requested...

    1 | Downloaded_RPMs | Downloaded RPMs | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | plaindir | dir:///home/nullzwei/RPMS |
    2 | http-download.opensuse.org-0ae419f7 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1:NonFree | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 |
    3 | http-download.opensuse.org-14453ccf | multimedia:libs | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    4 | http-download.opensuse.org-73d18752 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 |
    5 | http-download.opensuse.org-78400686 | homeRevan86:non-free | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    6 | http-download.opensuse.org-800e6bb0 | homeRevan86 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    7 | http-download.opensuse.org-8105b6aa | multimedia:apps | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    8 | http-download.opensuse.org-89a71d3d | home:ecsos | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    9 | http-download.opensuse.org-8a007756 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 |
    10 | http-download.opensuse.org-8e0c0c4a | home:magist3r:bootdisk-next | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    11 | http-download.opensuse.org-951aba5e | home:cabelo:desktop | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    12 | http-download.opensuse.org-bb4ca165 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 |
    13 | http-download.opensuse.org-ce2e8546 | home:ecsos | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    14 | http-download.opensuse.org-d0491650 | home:wolfi323:branches:KDE:Frameworks5 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    15 | http-download.opensuse.org-d843f931 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1:Update | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | / |
    16 | http-download.opensuse.org-e4837d8f | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | |
    17 | http-download.opensuse.org-eeace62d | KDE:Frameworks5 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    18 | http-download.opensuse.org-fb747885 | GNOME:Apps | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | |
    19 | http-opensuse-guide.org-93e8e29a | libdvdcss repository | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    20 | http-packman.inode.at-636ef710 | Packman Repository | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    21 | openSUSE-42.1-0 | openSUSE-42.1-0 | No | ---- | No | 99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-hp_BDDVDRW_CH28N_B2AE3P4045736 |
    22 | repo-debug | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Debug | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 |
    23 | repo-debug-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Debug-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | NONE | |
    24 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Debug | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    25 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    26 | re1 | Downloaded_RPMs | Downloaded RPMs | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | plaindir | dir:///home/nullzwei/RPMS |
    2 | http-download.opensuse.org-0ae419f7 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1:NonFree | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/ |
    3 | http-download.opensuse.org-14453ccf | multimedia:libs | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    4 | http-download.opensuse.org-73d18752 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...42.1/repo/oss/ |
    5 | http-download.opensuse.org-78400686 | homeRevan86:non-free | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    6 | http-download.opensuse.org-800e6bb0 | homeRevan86 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    7 | http-download.opensuse.org-8105b6aa | multimedia:apps | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    8 | http-download.opensuse.org-89a71d3d | home:ecsos | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    9 | http-download.opensuse.org-8a007756 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...42.1/repo/oss/ |
    10 | http-download.opensuse.org-8e0c0c4a | home:magist3r:bootdisk-next | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    11 | http-download.opensuse.org-951aba5e | home:cabelo:desktop | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    12 | http-download.opensuse.org-bb4ca165 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...42.1/repo/oss/ |
    13 | http-download.opensuse.org-ce2e8546 | home:ecsos | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    14 | http-download.opensuse.org-d0491650 | home:wolfi323:branches:KDE:Frameworks5 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    15 | http-download.opensuse.org-d843f931 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1:Update | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss/ |
    16 | http-download.opensuse.org-e4837d8f | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...42.1/standard/ |
    17 | http-download.opensuse.org-eeace62d | KDE:Frameworks5 | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    18 | http-download.opensuse.org-fb747885 | GNOME:Apps | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.1/ |
    19 | http-opensuse-guide.org-93e8e29a | libdvdcss repository | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ |
    20 | http-packman.inode.at-636ef710 | Packman Repository | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ |
    21 | openSUSE-42.1-0 | openSUSE-42.1-0 | No | ---- | No | 99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-hp_BDDVDRW_CH28N_B2AE3P4045736 |
    22 | repo-debug | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Debug | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/d...42.1/repo/oss/ |
    23 | repo-debug-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Debug-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/d.../repo/non-oss/ |
    24 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Debug | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.1/oss |
    25 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/u.../42.1/non-oss/ |
    26 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/ |
    27 | repo-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...42.1/repo/oss/ |
    28 | repo-source | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Source | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/source/...42.1/repo/oss/ |
    29 | repo-update | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss/ |
    30 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/non-oss/ |
    nullzwei@linux-kgo0:~>
    po-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 |
    27 | repo-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 |
    28 | repo-source | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Source | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | yast2 |
    29 | repo-update | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |
    30 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | rpm-md |

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    Default Re: Viewing YouTube videos in greater than 360p resolution results in CRASH!&%#

    you have a lot of repositories, with too many repo's you're risking mixing packages from different repo's and that can be dangerous
    to get full multimedia support you need to do a full vendor change with packman so execute
    Code:
    sudo zypper dup --from 20
    html5 is the player, the video on youtube can be webm or mp4, with the oss repo Firefox will only play webm video to get it to play mp4 you need to do the above to get the restricted codecs.

    I don't have any experience with amd graphic cards

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    Default Re: Viewing YouTube videos in greater than 360p resolution results in CRASH!&%#

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    you have a lot of repositories, with too many repo's you're risking mixing packages from different repo's and that can be dangerous
    to get full multimedia support you need to do a full vendor change with packman so execute
    Code:
    sudo zypper dup --from 20
    html5 is the player, the video on youtube can be webm or mp4, with the oss repo Firefox will only play webm video to get it to play mp4 you need to do the above to get the restricted codecs.

    I don't have any experience with amd graphic cards
    what restricted codecs would those be? Here's the payout for your code:

    booga@linux-kgo0:~> sudo zypper dup --from 20
    root's password:
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Computing distribution upgrade...

    Nothing to do.
    booga@linux-kgo0:~>

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