Restore youtube video player to old player

For a while now, Ive been trying to get the old youtube player back because the new one is extremely memory intensive on all browsers and causes freezes, constant crashes, (firefox crashed 10x+ times within an hour when trying to switch between videos and tabs on youtube).

I finally figured out that the problem isnt with youtube, but with thier new HTML5 player that they’re trying to push out, the old flash based player still works fine if you can enable it. Here’s a plugin to enable it so you get the old, fast, non glitchy video player back.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/youtube-flash-player/

Just install it, it’ll reload all youtube pages automatically and enable only the flash player from then on. Havnt had a single problem with freezing or crashing since.

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One Response to Restore youtube video player to old player

  1. Karen in Ohio says:

    Thanks for that info.

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