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Youtube TV - HD Streaming Issues [SOLVED]

Post by Pilfer » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:51 pm

EDIT: It seems the most recent update for the "chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra" package (65.0.3325.181-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) has enabled HD playback with YouTube TV. Tested in the most recent version of Chrome only, not Chromium.

I cannot for the life of my get the YouTube TV services to display any higher than 480p. There isn't even an HD option, 480p seems to be the max resolution. I tried it in Chromium first but the video never plays, just keeps loading forever. Installed the newest version of Chrome, straight from Google's website (64.0.3282.167 [Official Build] [64-bit]). Everything works as expected, other than the whole shitty quality thing. Tried every single channel, it seems to be locked to 480p.

Read in various articles that it was a Linux > Chrome compatibility issue. Some people mention HDCP, others DRM, etc. etc. Has anyone had any success streaming YouTube TV IN HD?! I tried installing the Windows version of Chrome with WINE, but I am still a Linux newbie and could not seem to get it installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


Running Cinnamon (18.3) with the newest 4.13 kernel (4.13.0-32). Using a GeForce GTX 960 with Nvidia's propriety drivers (384.111...). Can't think of any other information that is relevant to the issue, but please let me know if more is required!!

I am hoping someone already had this issue and solved it. I do not want to have to dual boot Windows JUST to watch TV occasionally and I am certainly not switching back to Windows. So if I can't get it working, I will probably just have to decide on one of Google's competitors (Sling for example). BUT I do like the YouTube lineup, especially the local channels like CBS, so I would prefer to stick to them. Plays in perfect HD through my Roku Ultra as well as my wife's Windows PC.

Thank you in advance for the help!
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Re: Youtube TV - HD Streaming Issues

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:42 am

Did a quick search of "ubuntu YouTube TV" and this was at the top of the list. Seems worth reading:

https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions ... outube_tv/

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Re: Youtube TV - HD Streaming Issues

Post by Pilfer » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:26 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:42 am
Did a quick search of "ubuntu YouTube TV" and this was at the top of the list. Seems worth reading:

https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions ... outube_tv/
Thanks! I feel like I replied to your post two other times, but it either didn't show up or I forgot to hit submit, lol.

All the replies in that post more or less confirms/correlates with everything else I've read. Sounds like Linux's lack of HDCP support is the culprit.

I can't get it to work running Windows 7/8/10 in Virtualbox either...because of the GPU drivers I assume. Such a bummer.

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Re: Youtube TV - HD Streaming Issues

Post by Pilfer » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:54 am

It seems the most recent update for the "chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra" package (65.0.3325.181-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) has enabled HD playback with YouTube TV. Tested in the most recent version of Chrome only, not Chromium.

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