Disable YouTube AV1

Disable AV1 for video playback on YouTube

Author
𝖢𝖸 𝖥𝗎𝗇𝗀
Daily installs
0
Total installs
358
Ratings
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Version
2.4.3
Created
2023-05-12
Updated
2023-09-18
Compatibility
Compatible with Firefox Compatible with Chrome Compatible with Opera Compatible with Safari Compatible with Edge
License
MIT
Applies to

Disable YouTube AV1

  • As AV1 is suppressed, YouTube videos are likely to become VP9.
  • The availability of all resolutions including 2k and 4k remains unchanged.
  • Hardware Decoding might be used for VP9 video depending on System OS & Browser Config.
  • Opposite Script: Use YouTube AV1

  • Related Script: Disable YouTube AV1 and VP9

Note:

Important Note: Without AV1, currently you can still watch videos in 2K, 4K or above quality.

However, VP9, which is worse than AV1, will be used. (Lower Quality & Lower Compression)

AV1 is not yet supported in hardware decoding.

VP9 is usually supported in hardware decoding in modern PC.

Tests: