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I have a fair internet connection speed and every time i play a video from youtube it defaults to 144p although my connection could support 360p without buffering.I have to manually switch to 360p each time i play a new video.I use iceweasel in debian. Is there any known work around to solve this problem,like, changing some browser configurations ? Any suggestions will be appreciated.

(ps:i would like to set the quality static , so that youtube may not switch qualities while i watch videos,preferebly 360p)

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There is a userscript for the Firefox/Iceweasel extension Greasemonkey that (among other things) allows you to override YouTube's default quality setting.

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that solves the problem –  Ashlie Sep 29 '13 at 17:14

This userscript seems to do exactly what the OP wants to achieve. It sets the video quality to 360p (easily changeable from the script source code)

Script source code
Download user script

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Under your username on the top-right, there will be an option called YouTube settings. On the YouTube settings, you can specify your Playback preferences. Make sure the "best quality for my connection" radio box is selected.

If your connection is as sufficient as you say it is, it will default the video quality to 360p (it does in my case).

YouTube Playback Settings

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I was assuming the OP has an account and is logged in. –  yassarikhan786 Sep 29 '13 at 14:04
    
@yassarikhan786 it's already turned on –  Ashlie Sep 29 '13 at 16:56
    
Ok, try the other answer. –  yassarikhan786 Sep 29 '13 at 16:57

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