Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 432 from 2015/6/18
Regarding youtube-vids... Several video codecs and audio codecs are used here. You can check this via right click -> stats for nerds in the video (on supported browsers).
Google's vp8/vp9 codecs don't work too well on ppc BE. Codec testsuite fails horribly for vp9 (you can check this in Linux) and they are also slow as Altivec support got deprecated in recent versions. avc1/h264 works well on ppc. av1 should work well (fully passes testsuite on a G4) and also should be faster. But not much videos are in av1 yet.
Audio codec used in youtube vids nowadys mostly is opus.
On Firefox there is an extension 'h264ify' which prevents youtube to use some codecs and prefer others. Works on many videos. Would be nice to have such an extension in OWB and 'the new browser on the block' too.
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