I like watching YouTube videos using the HTML5 player rather than the Flash player because I can get 60 FPS video. However since I have poor internet, I would like to be able to pause the video and wait for it to buffer fully. This requires me to disable DASH playback. I have been unable to find a tool or extension to do this while remaining with the HTML5 player. Is this possible? I'm using Google Chrome.

  • Hi! Are you sure the HTML5 player is using DASH? I've found references that claim that switching to HTML5 is actually a way to avoid it.
    – Alpha
    Sep 30, 2015 at 1:20
  • @Alpha Positive. The video will buffer a certain amount an then stop. It will not buffer further under any circumstances.
    – imulsion
    Sep 30, 2015 at 17:07

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There now are extensions around that disable DASH playback (notably the YouTube Center extension), but note that disabling DASH also disables all resolutions except 360p and 720p30.

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