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

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What is h264ify?

h264ify is an Edge add-on by erkserkserks. This add-on has 83,146 weekly active users and a good user rating of 4.50. The latest version, 1.1.0, was updated 3 years ago.

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Rating: 4.50 (20)
Version: 1.1.0 (Last updated: 2020-05-24)
Creation date: 2020-05-24
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 30.58K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Makes YouTube stream H.264 videos instead of VP8/VP9 videos
Try h264ify if YouTube videos stutter, take up too much CPU, eat battery life, or make your laptop hot.

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.

Risk impact

h264ify requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

h264ify has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
Only Goes Up To 1080p :/
by Marc, 2022-06-28

With this addon are no more video resolutions possible above 1080p and for resolutions like 1080p or lower are this addon not needed because its also render nicely without it. Useless addon.
by Christian, 2022-01-06

Excelente para equipos que no tienen un buen procesador
by Aldair, 2021-09-14
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