View Full Version : Fuck Flash. It can't die soon enough.

Drunken Savior
04-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Youtube has been playing so poorly for me of late. Low FPS. I did a quick check of it using Chrome's FPS counter and noticed it was playing all my videos at around 15fps average.

So I did some searching. My laptop played videos fine and both had the current Chrome versions, flash player, and GPU drivers. So I re-installed Flash on the computer....same results...shitty fps on youtube (but not on my games). Finally, my last shot in the dark was HTML5. I checked and noticed my laptop was playing videos in HTML5 and my PC was playing them with Adobe.

I thought I had requested HTML5 when applicable a LONG time ago on youtube, so I double checked. If you go here, you can see if Youtube will play videos on HTML5 if applicable (https://www.youtube.com/html5) for you and opt in to force Youtube to play videos in HTML5 if they can. I opted back in and viola! No more shitty fps.

So here's the comparison:


Seriously, eat a dick Flash. I hope you die soon.


04-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Thanks DS, that fixed it for me also. :)

Joe Redifer
04-16-2014, 08:00 PM
Watch this video especially the parts between 3:32 and 5:19. Every shot should be silky-smooth but HTML 5 or Flash I get the same exact results. Youtube doesn't like smooth motion it seems.


Drunken Savior
04-17-2014, 03:31 AM
It wasn't silky smooth, but it was a steady ~30fps with only 1 dropped frame.

Also, 'Drive' and 'The Dark Knight' did have excellent posters. Good choice.

Joe Redifer
04-17-2014, 03:37 PM
Well that's good because Youtube cannot exceed 30fps.

04-17-2014, 04:38 PM
What about those Youtube Ultra HD videos at 60fps? Is it all lies?!

At least they look really nice.

Joe Redifer
04-17-2014, 05:26 PM
The only way you can get 60fps playback on Youtube at ANY framerate is to have HTML5 video enabled and choose 2x playback speed.

Drunken Savior
04-17-2014, 08:51 PM
Well that's good because Youtube cannot exceed 30fps.

Teh hooman eye can't see more than 30 frames per second newayz. #YOLO420

Joe Redifer
04-17-2014, 08:54 PM
yeh but peepl hav 2 eyes and one eye sees 30 fps and the other eye seez the other 30 in 60 second videos so you get 60 frames per second if we had 4 eyes we could see 120fps lol

Drunken Savior
04-18-2014, 12:12 AM
LOL U read that in science book? LOL, sheeple.