Improve YouTube video loading in Chrome / Chromium / Superbird

Hello to all FromLinux readers ..

Well this is my first collaboration in this space and I want to do it through this post. On some occasions when we are watching videos on the popular YouTube page, it usually happens that their configuration is not always the best according to our bandwidth and on some occasions, the automatic configuration of their quality is not always is the best way to visualize them.

As my own experience, I usually use the recommended quality in the YouTube player, but in some cases the quality went to the bottom even when it had enough network width to reproduce with decent quality (360p).

Nothing that cannot be solved by changing the settings ... Although this was sometimes annoying (having to configure each video manually), so I decided to find out how to improve or adjust the quality of the videos on YouTube.

And I came across the following script. 

Yays. Which is a lightweight and non-intrusive userscript that controls video playback and adjusts the preferred player size and playback quality on YouTube.

This script offers us the following modifications according to the information on its page:

Quality: Automatically adjust quality when video starts

(144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p) 

Playback size: Default player size can be set (Auto, Wide, Fit)

Playback status at startup:  Start, Pause, Stop, Auto pause, Auto stop

It also indicates that it uses the YouTube API, which is why it works without any problem.

Installation on Chromium-based browsers:

First we go to the Chrome Web Store and add the application Tampermonkey.

Which allows us to manage different scripts that we use in the browser.

Second, we go to the Yays script page and click on the install option in the upper right, then the Tampermonkey extension will tell us if we want to install the script, we accept and that's it.

Now we only have to adjust the playback options to our needs or preferences. For that, on Youtube when viewing a video of your choice in the part where it shows us the video information, it will show you an icon in the form of a gear, through which we can adjust the Quality, Size and State of reproduction of the same.

When you enable this script later, all the videos will start with the configuration that has been chosen previously.

Here an image:



That is all I hope it will be useful to you 😀

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  1.   filipobe said

    Question: if it is a userscript, could it also work in Firefox with Greasemonkey? Regards.

    1.    daeko said

      yes it can also be installed in firefox as you comment

  2.   Nicholas said

    Thank you very much, it works great.

  3.   Hetare said

    Have you given several tips to use with YT in the last days, any to download videos at more than 720p?

    1.    Giskard said

      Have you not tried SMPlayer? When installed it also installs (now) an extra program that allows you to download videos. It's called SMPlayer Youtube Browser. And it is possible to choose the resolution of the video when downloading it.

  4.   nemo said

    good, trying 😀

  5.   Dark purple said

    Well, thanks to this post I have discovered Superbird, a free alternative (I have seen several sites that mention it, although not their website, or I have not seen it) to Chrome on Windows valid for everyone. Iron doesn't take you to the Chrome Web Store, nor does it have an automatic updater, and Chromium does not have a built-in automatic updater, nor is it that easy to download an installer.

    1.    eliotime3000 said

      Chrome Canary Plz !!!!

      I am using Chromium on Windows precisely because the updater slows down the performance of my Windows partition.

      On GNU / Linux, Chromium, like Chrome, updates directly from repos.

      Sorry if the previous comment didn't come out as an answer, but the Opera Mini kind of betrayed me.

  6.   eliotime3000 said

    I am using Youtube Center, which is much more complete and has helped me a lot to watch YouTube videos without the dash effect.

  7.   eliotime3000 said

    Chrome Canary Plz !!!!

    I am using Chromium on Windows precisely because the updater slows down the performance of my Windows partition.

    On GNU / Linux, Chromium, like Chrome, updates directly from repos.

  8.   Rhoriro said

    Thank you very much for the contribution 🙂

  9.   bye said