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h264ify – Hardware accelerated youtube playback with increased performance and battery life

How it works

From their website:

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

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.”

I have been using it for a while and in addition to being higher-performance, it also resolved some screen-tearing issues I was having with youtube video playback on linux. I highly recommend it.

Firefox Add-On: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/h264ify/

Google Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/h264ify/aleakchihdccplidncghkekgioiakgal

3 thoughts on “h264ify – Hardware accelerated youtube playback with increased performance and battery life”

  1. Hey there 🙂

    Your wordpress site is very sleek – hope you don’t mind me asking
    what theme you’re using? (and don’t mind if I steal it?
    :P)

    I just launched my site –also built in wordpress like yours– but the
    theme slows (!) the site down quite a bit.

    In case you have a minute, you can find it by searching for
    “royal cbd” on Google (would appreciate any feedback) – it’s still
    in the works.

    Keep up the good work– and hope you all take care of yourself during the coronavirus
    scare!

    Reply
    • Hey Justin! I am using the free version of GeneratePress. The full version is infinitely customizable! I think it is one of the best, most flexible wordpress themes. You can find it at https://generatepress.com/

      May I ask how you found my site? Cheers!

      Reply

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