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Old 05-03-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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Mythtv youtube resolution low (how to increase?)

Does anyone know how to change the resolution for playing youtube videos in Mythtv?

The default is always the lowest video quality and I can't figure out how to change it. I can exit Mythtv and open Chrome and make a manual change (sometimes youtube will sense my fast internet connection and increase the video quality anyway through Chrome). But there doesn't seem to be a way to make the change through mythtv (and the video quality is never automatically increased).

My guess is that there is a setting in mythnetvision or something where the video quality can be manually set to default to the highest (as opposed to lowest) video quality.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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This might help.
According to MythTV docs, you need to edit your xorg.conf to select the display size of your monitor and the resolution your want displayed.

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Old 05-05-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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youtube has many resolutions to choose from
from 1080 HD to 144

such as this 3d rendering of The Earth at night
it is 1080p but also in all sizes down to 144p
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Slow isp or other network issues forcing it to select low resolution?
Old 05-07-2014, 01:03 AM   #5
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The screen resolution is set to 1920 x 1080 - I think the NVIDIA X Server Settings GUI sets the xorg.conf file automatically. Video recordings, Blu-Ray and other HD content playback in high definition and looks amazing - so I don't think it's the screen resolution. Plus, I can manually configure youtube to change the resolution through Chrome (outside mythtv) and it will playback at 1080p (or whatever other highest setting is available).

John VV:

I understand that youtube has many different resolution settings. Is there a way to default to the highest resolution instead of one of the lower resolutions?


I doubt it is a slow ISP - I can play youtube videos outside mythtv in Chrome and the 1080p playback is just fine. Actually, on my Windows 7 machine, the video quality automatically jumps to the higher resolution - I would like mythtv to do the same, if possible.


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