youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen

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youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen deepak9187dude 10/23/10 9:52 AM
youtube video when switches to fullscreen video resolution changes from 360 to 480 which is verry annoying. I buffer a video and after 10 min of waiting when i start watching the video i switched to full screen.. and that's it.. video switches to 480 and all buffering gone.. its too irritating and annoying.... is there any solution to this problem.. i cleared my browser cookie... changes settings... but nothing worked... :(
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Zorax 10/23/10 10:20 AM
Sometimes it's just like that,did you check the box ''Always play HD when switching to fullscreen (when available)'' if you didn't then it's just like that,you can't do anything about it,(only some videos are automatically switched to HD even if u unchecked the box) so just watch in normal screen.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen deepak9187dude 10/24/10 6:03 AM
but thats not an solution...
and i didn't checked the box...
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen BlackPawnMovement 10/24/10 11:23 PM
I came to post this exact problem, as I am having it as well. I really hope YouTube fixes this quickly, like last time, as it is extremely annoying and I don't have a good enough connection to consistently load 480p videos.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen NathanRegReg 10/25/10 12:14 AM
I have this problem too. Ive posted a question about this too. Youtube had this problem before, like every freaking month it happens. Videos are automatically switching video quality when switching to fullscreen.

Please fix this thanks
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Zorax 10/25/10 4:12 AM
Well,it is like that,it's not actually a problem,tho,it it and always like that,you can't do anything about it
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen thedevillars 10/25/10 11:26 AM
I have this problem too, and my internet connection is not fast enough to play 480p video so this is very annoying.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen NathanRegReg 10/25/10 11:46 AM
@gbcali

I have that option checked "I have a slow connection" but it still switches automatically.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen gbcali 10/26/10 12:11 AM
This is not an elegant solution, but since the OP doesn't mind buffering videos for 10 minutes before watching them.... add "&fmt=18" (without the quotes) to the video's url and it will remain in 360p when you switch to full screen.

    example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXXXXXXX&fmt=18

Ideally YT should have a preferences option that let users set the max resolution of video playback.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen deepak9187dude 10/26/10 3:00 AM
one possible solution that i reach is that open another video in a new tab.. right click on it and stop downloading...
than dont close this tab and watch your videos in other tab.. if you full screen it then it will not goes to 480p...

Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen NathanRegReg 10/29/10 2:28 PM
fffffffffiiiiiiiiiiixxxxxxxxxxxxx this omgggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen shamalk 10/29/10 9:59 PM
Please fix this problem. It's not user friendly at all. If I select 360p when in normal mode, that means I wanna watch in 360p when it's fullscreen. No one wants to wait for another buffer time when switched to full screen.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Presmerga 10/29/10 11:59 PM
I really hope they fix this soon, I know it's not a bug or anything but come on, there's already an option we checked to stop the videos form playing any higher than 360p, I mean come on... grrr! 
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen thesnappah 10/30/10 12:17 PM
I get my internet over my 3g phone and have to pay for bandwidth.  Buffering a 360p clip and then switching to 480p is costing me money.  Super annoying when you don't have a very fast connection that is not so capped.  Just fix this issue already, k?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Antigravity19 10/30/10 3:18 PM
Youtube please fix this issue now!
 
@gbcali that is a good fix atleast for the short term, thanks
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen arcas17 10/30/10 8:38 PM
I just noticed today I have this problem too. I tried the "I have a slow connection" option noted in my playback setup, but it doesn't work. While my connection is fast enough to play videos in 480p, it is not fast enough to do so and do other things online -- when I play videos in 480p, the buffer loads just barely fast enough for the playback to keep up. YouTube needs to fix this ASAP, as I know I am far from the only person with a connection as fast or slower than mine.

And +1 for GBCali's suggestion to have an option where users can specify a maximum playback resolution. Youtube's current playback resolution options -- "I have a slow connection" and "always choose the best option for me" -- appear as if Youtube is saying "OMG users will TOTALLY FREAK OUT and go 'OMG NUMBERS!!!!!!' if we let them choose 360p, 480p, whatever-p max resolution!!!!!!!" when in fact, that isn't the case at all.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Strill 10/31/10 6:32 AM
I'm also having this issue.  It's incredibly annoying to be too afraid to switch to fullscreen mode because it'll erase 30 minutes of buffering.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen storm8ring3r 10/31/10 6:39 AM
ahhh oh god FIX IT NOW YOU AWFUL PEOPLE
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Dilip Guna 10/31/10 7:27 AM
I know its so annoying..........who the hell thought of it in the first place and even if they did dint the have a piece of code to estimate whether the end client can take that much bandwidth post switching......so not expected from google :(
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen IntoTheVoid 10/31/10 9:44 AM
I thought this was only happening to me. Glad to know its not the case. Looks like its a big issue affecting a lot of people. Hopefully youtube fixes it soon.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen IntoTheVoid 10/31/10 9:46 AM
ALSO THIS HAS NOT BEEN ANSWERED!!! SO YOUTUBE FIX THIS ISH!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen NathanRegReg 11/1/10 3:03 AM
bump fix this naooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Cancerebro 11/1/10 1:09 PM
God yes! Please solve this really, really annoying thing. I can switch between resolutions on my own. I'm not an idiot but there are some videos on youtube treat me like I am one. I don't have the fastest internet connection on earth and it already takes a lotta time to watch a single video even on low resolution. So please fix it.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen berocent 11/3/10 8:00 PM
If ur using firefox,and greasemonkey or scriptish addon, u can download " YouTube Auto Buffer &  Auto HD & Remove Ads " from userscripts.org  and set Auto HD 480p..it will allways open videos on 480p ..meaning no rebuffering after switching to fullscreen.
..or anything else that sets "opening videos at 480p" /havefun
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen agustinbena 11/4/10 2:54 PM
 I HAVE CHECKED "I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video." AND STILL IT SWITCH TO 480p WHEN I GO TO FULL SCREEN, 

IT IS  SO SO ANOYING, O MY GOD PLEASE FIX THIS.  I DON'T HAVE THE ENOUGH BADWIDTH. 

PLEASE

THANKS!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen David Boyle 11/4/10 3:20 PM
Hey guys,

Thanks for bringing this up--I am working on this.  I appreciate the thorough details provided by some of you guys.

Cheers,

Larry
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen avoidz 11/7/10 2:02 AM
I would just like an option to set the resolution at 360p for all video playback, unless I specify otherwise. Cheers.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen emresumengen 11/7/10 3:19 PM
What's taking it so long to fix this? (ytLarrry's post is from 2 days ago)

Just don't try to "do the best" for us, or "decide on behalf of us"... We are no idiots and we *might* know what we chose, MUCH BETTER THAN YOU DO...

So, make it stick to whatever resolution I've selected... Why try to change it in the first place? The more you try to make it automatic, the more irritating you (and Youtube) gets.

I mean, there's the automatic selection option and IF IT'S NOT SELECTED, JUST STICK TO WHAT I PREFER...

So big-brother-like... Stop it Google, that's not people want!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen BrazilianUser 11/9/10 6:28 AM
I agree with the rest of the people here. This new feature is absurd.

Here's what I think about this situation in a few, easy to understand FACTS:

1. This "feature" that automatically switches our videos from 360p to 480p when "full screen" is selected  is COMPLETE GARBAGE.

2. If we wanted to switch to a better video quality WE WOULD DO IT OURSELVES as we always have done in the past.

3. When video content switches to 480p the video player has to re-buffer the entire content yet again.

4. The old 360p buffer is completely purged, even if the content had been downloaded 100% prior to the selection of "full screen".

5. It causes the video to stop playing right in the middle of your viewing experience.

6. It takes longer to buffer the video on 480p.

7. If you had previously selected "full screen" in the middle of a Youtube video and decides that you'd want to watch that same video from the very beginning, the video has to be re-buffered yet again.

8. It creates a higher bandwidth traffic (higher cost) for both ends (between Google servers and our internet providers). A lose-lose situation.

9. It wastes our time and patience.

10. It is annoying.

So seriously: WHAT WERE YOU THINKING Google employees???????????

Please fix this ASAP.

Thank you.

Thiago
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen tutai2006 11/10/10 8:57 PM
this is a really frustrating feature brought to YouTube videos by Google. there's no need to automatically change video resolutions to 480p from 360p when switching to full screen mode. when will Google fix it?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen neo00 11/12/10 8:03 PM
Will Google at least ACKNOWLEDGE that this is a bug? a very very annoying bug affecting so many people?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Shaan Khan 11/13/10 9:58 PM
yeah this bug is affecting me too in Opera 10.63 on a Toshiba netbook nb205 in Windows 7. ytLarry you're not giving us much info to understand why it's so difficult to troubleshoot this, so understandably people are getting peeved.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Charlez 11/14/10 6:33 AM
There's this setting now on the change quality button of the video (http://www.youtube.com/account#playback/quality) and you can select the "I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video." option. It works for me :D
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen ECHOSIDE 11/14/10 9:58 AM
It is absurd that this problem was not fixed within 48 hours of its inception.
This is horrible coding and horrible PR.

Youtube / Vevo has a total monopoly on the videos I want to watch; there is no other place to stream them.
I guess if I don't like it, I'll have to find some place else to get my videos. I suppose it's inevitable - once a provider of media reaches a certain size, it's all over. I do feel a little let down though. C'mon Google! You're better than that!

If you decide to fix this major bug, I'll come back. Thanks for all the videos you've provided me for the last few years, free of charge. Adios.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Leonardo Marques 11/14/10 1:09 PM
Please youtube, fix it already!! It's annoying the crap out of me!!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen San0013 11/21/10 12:54 AM
please..........
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen ppppL0 11/22/10 4:23 PM
I fixed it :D  GO TO
-Your name account  then click on "account"
 - then do click on Playback Setup
-Then select "I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video." 
-Save changes and thats all (:

(Sorry for my bad english btw)
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen benjius 11/23/10 11:51 PM
Hey guys, we're not all that stupid you know, please stop posting the account settings fix BECAUSE IT'S NOT WORKING please read other people posts before you reply !, because the quality switch goes off anyways with or without setting, and btw I've good connection. google doesn't need to tell me I'm a cheap bastard with that option, it should be called "please don't automatically change my quality settings"
Some dilbert kind of manager should be fired ASAP because it's ruining youtube completely ! and you seem not to care about this issue, it's been days and days without a fix now, what is going on ? is google trying to boost their revenue by forcing users to suck up more bandwidth even if they don't want ?
Please google get serious about it, this bug has completely crashed my experience the last couple of days, and it's getting so f*** annoying that I don't want to deal with it any more seriously...
Like the guy from Brazil said If we wanted better quality we would change it ourselves !!!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen q0zi 11/24/10 5:16 AM
Exact same thing here.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen baycee 12/3/10 6:06 AM
larry, it's been a month now and this issue shouldn't be too complicated to fix. stop slacking you slacker. *gathers angry mob*
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Jovibor 12/4/10 5:04 AM
Stupid, idiotic behavior of player who best do know what do i want!
Remove this annoying thing eventually!
How long will you scoff at people??
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen melder2011 12/5/10 7:15 PM
I would just like an option to set the resolution at 360p for all video playback, unless I specify otherwise. Cheers.

This please! It can't possibly take an entire month to lock a user's videos to 360p.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen reitzz 12/8/10 6:49 PM
So, this BUG is there over a month.

Don't Google/Youtube employee's use Youtube daily?? Is that problem hard to fix??




Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen ricosuave101 12/11/10 5:00 PM
This is a solution for those who are ok playing the 480 videos.

When you first open a you tube vid on the small screen, it starts off on 360, maximise the screen straight away and it switches to the 480, then minimise it immediately.  You can now switch between the small screen and full screen on 480 without losing any buffering you might have done.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen P893 12/14/10 2:32 PM
Why they don't fix this???? They had 2 months? What's the problem?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Saint78 12/14/10 2:32 PM
Fix....annoying as H...
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen P893 12/17/10 4:42 AM
Anyone here??? LOL, are u sleeping YouTube devs?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen est 12/17/10 7:46 AM
I don't understand it,

WHY DOES THIS PROBLEM OCCURES AGAIN WHEN WATCHING YOUTUBE EMBEDDED VIDEOS ON AN EXTERNAL SITE????
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen P893 12/17/10 9:32 AM
No one understand why. There is no develeper here so we all don't understand. It's a mistery.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen David Boyle 12/17/10 5:04 PM
Guys, do you still experience this problem after following these steps:

Your name account  then click on "account" 
 - then click on Playback Setup
-Then select "I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video." 
-Save changes

If selecting these settings fails to come into place, then we have a bug.  At the moment, it is working as intended, and you can all make these changes in the account settings.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen BrazilianUser 12/17/10 5:20 PM
Listen up ytLarry:

You are missing the point my friend.

WE DON'T WANT TO LOGIN TO GMAIL EVERY TIME WE WATCH A VIDEO ON YOUTUBE. This is nonsense and straight out annoying!

Is this clear enough for you Larry?

Dammit! Why can't you just allow us to watch the freaking video on 360p EVEN when we select full screen?!?

FIX THIS SH*T ALREADY!

Thank you.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen BrazilianUser 12/17/10 7:26 PM
Pay attention ytLarry and rest of YouTube developers:

I don't want to login to my Gmail account every time I watch a video on YouTube.


Why am I telling you this???

Every time I select "full screen" on a given video on YouTube, it automatically switches from 360p to 480p.

This is a BUG and has to be fixed once and for all.

Pay attention to your users Google/YouTube:

- Don't come to your millions of users saying that we'll have to login to our Gmail accounts in order to change our settings and avoid this inconvenience. This kind of action is absurd and ridiculous at best.

- Don't you go all "Big Brother" on us!!!   I like to surf the web and watch videos on YouTube anonymously.  Please respect that.

FIX THIS BUG ALREADY!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Sort This Out 12/18/10 6:04 AM
Are you actually going to sort this out because it's not got any less annoying just like the "load more" button. Why does youtube not give a fuck about what it's users think and constantly pointlessly change things. Look at the google homepage, it has stayed pretty much the same since it's inception, it was great then and it's great now. Learn for this for fucks sake...
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen kalixto 12/24/10 1:43 AM
i couldn't agree any better...please remove this option because not everyone has a 10mbps connection!  this is very annoying and frustrating..
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen weaseldragon 12/25/10 2:34 PM
I'm surprised this is not already fixed. I watch Youtube on Android, and the rebuffering and higher res just doesn't work. fyi, the Youtube app is pretty much useless, so I watch Youtube in my browser.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen BrazilianUser 12/28/10 7:29 PM
Here's the answer for your troubles my dear friends!

Another user named Impeccable posted a way of fixing it though a script that blocks YouTube from automatically switching out the videos from 360p to 480p when we go fullscreen. In my opinion Google/YouTube has really screwed up their website by forcing this "new feature" on us. What's worse? They expect us to login to our YouTube accounts in order to avoid that auto bit-rate switch from happening, via user settings. That's ridiculous.

Alright, let's get to it, shall we?

You will need three things in order to make it work.

1. Firefox  (www.firefox.com)

2. Greasemonkey  (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748/)

3. The script itself  (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/49366)

It's very simple and there's no need to configure or set anything up.

Presuming you already have Firefox (step 1), just install Greasemonkey (step 2) so that Firefox can use/install the script, then install the script itself (step 3).

It's that easy.

Keep in mind you might need to restart your Firefox browser a couple of times during the install process. That's completely normal.

That's it! You are now free from that  EVIL resolution change and rebuffering on YouTube when you go fullscreen.

I'm using this setup myself and I'm loving it.

@Impeccable: Thank you!  You're the man!

@Youtube/Google:  Thanks for nothing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers,

Thiago
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Europa76 1/1/11 11:17 AM
I have this problem as well, my internet connection is not fast enough to play 480p video so this is very annoying.
GOOGLE SOLVE THIS ISSUE PLEASE
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Europa76 1/1/11 11:38 AM
 I set the video to low quality in settings and IT STILL SWITCHES TO 480P FROM 360p WHEN SWITCHED TO FULL SCREEN! Where's the problem Google????
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen epontius 1/1/11 1:30 PM
@Europa76
This automatic switching is intended by YouTube and is as designed. They purposely engineered it to switch to 480p to provide a better quality image when scaled to fullscreen.
I would suggest following BrazilianUser's advice if you don't want this intended behavior.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Europa76 1/1/11 1:37 PM
@epontius I don't want google to decide what video quality is good for me, I know exactly what I need.
Thanks, I tried the guy's solution but it didn't work for me, unfortunately.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen epontius 1/1/11 1:44 PM
Sorry...you don't always get what you want with a free service.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Europa76 1/1/11 1:50 PM
@Epontius Yes I know, I would LOVE to pay Google for the service if I knew they would listen to customers. But they earn millions just because we use their products so they should listen and they should care..
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen epontius 1/1/11 4:22 PM
So use a different service that does... only way that Google/YouTube would start to notice.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Kuzame 1/1/11 4:50 PM
Well, it's not only switching from 360 to 480 when it switched to fullscreen, but horribly when you playing something on your playlist in fullscreen and switch them to normal mode (exit fullscreen/esc), it'll turn the 480p to 360p..
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen defektiv 1/8/11 12:14 AM
Please remove this feature, it is incredibly irritating.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen cesierra 1/10/11 7:02 PM
any progress on this issue?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen ann0ynimous 1/13/11 7:54 PM
PLEASE LISTEN, THIS BUG DOES NOT OCCUR IN MOZILLA FIREFOX AFTER CHECKING YOUR SETTINGS FOR SLOW CONNECTION. 

IT ONLY HAPPENS IN GOOGLE'S CHROME (TEST IT YOURSELF NOW)

WHAT A SHAME!!


Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Europa76 1/14/11 4:45 AM
@ann0ynimous How do I set up Firefox for slow connection?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen cesierra 1/14/11 7:41 PM
@ann0ynimous

Good to know,  will give it a try.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen cesierra 1/14/11 9:29 PM
I tried it on newest Firefox beta.  When watching a playlist in fullscreen, the next video defaults to HD 720p, ignoring my settings to play low quality.   


Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Sunny_r 2/4/11 4:18 AM
u can expand the video by arrow sign and then change to 360p ,and change to full screen after buffering
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen drordk 2/8/11 10:57 AM
1. If you have an account in youtube, click your username (top right) --> Account
2. Click "Playback Setup" (on the left)
3. Check the radio button: I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video.
4. Click "Save Changes"
5. Close other youtube browser tabs (if you had a few open)

Now it will not move to 480p when you move to full screen.
I would prefer to have a configuration that will allow me to select my preferred resolution.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen ryanchan88 2/9/11 7:12 AM
i dun wan to log into account whenever i want to play full screen, its so annoying. Sometimes i just forgot to login and need to re-buffering again. PLEASE FIX IT, ITS A STUPID IDEA
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen joseed 2/14/11 7:43 PM
Fix this omg!!! is so anoying!!!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen vader88 2/16/11 5:53 PM
I love that youtube has been getting a lot of great features recently but this is a very frustrating problem. Honestly I can't see this being viewed as a good thing for anyone who has internet under 10mbps as it will just freeze up for a few seconds upon going full screen. I have my settings set to "I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video." but it doesn't always respect that setting. I think that this functionality should be disabled by default even if you aren't logged in.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Europa76 3/5/11 1:29 PM
"You will need three things in order to make it work.

1. Firefox  (www.firefox.com)

2. Greasemonkey  (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748/)

3. The script itself  (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/49366)

It's very simple and there's no need to configure or set anything up."


It works flawlessly with Firefox 4! (It didn't with 3.6) Thank you BrasilianUser! Another reason not to use Google Chrome for me...

Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen MichaelLeBac 3/9/11 6:28 PM
And what do I do if I don't have youtube account?
Do I suffer this "feature" indefinitely?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen quietthomas 3/15/11 9:33 AM
I've had this (the resolution switching) problem for sometime too. YT seems very slow on the uptake. Is no one from there watching here?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen San0013 4/6/11 12:21 AM
Switching between fullscreen and normal mode actually alters the Bandwidth mode 240p|360p|480p
thus changing the Bandwidth in the Bottom left back to the Buffered bandwidth brings back the already buffered segment.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen mikoscience 4/17/11 11:37 PM
seriously, still no solution?!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen hasandinc 4/18/11 6:19 AM
Google has started going the "Apple way" with forcing "computer for dummies" features on people just so people who cannot determine what resolution they want to watch stuff can watch their videos in better quality.

Why do you need to force 480p on me when you have already put there the option to do so? IF I WANT IT IN 480P I CAN PRESS THE BUTTON MYSELF.

After the cannot-be-turned off search filter of google this is the second "feature" to be forced on people. The worst part is that google employee's solution is to log in and change settings. Well I watch youtube on a public computer so I do not want to log in to my account. Why should I have to log in to be able to watch stuff in the resolution I want to watch?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Chebooratino 4/21/11 10:02 AM
Same here, but i noticed the service ignores user resolution settings while playing videos within someone's channel and keeps switching to higher definition.

It is very uncomfortable and annoying.

P.S. The issue was posted in October 2010 (if not earlier in other thread). Today is April 2011 - still no feedback. 
Dear YT support, please, be aware that you suck at client service.

Kind regards,
Che

Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen demonone23 4/22/11 6:05 AM
OK so i found THE solution... .
1.right click on a youtube video 
2.there should be a settings option click on that
3.that will bring you to adobe flash player settings 
4.click on display( the first small box ita has a picture of a monitor
5.DISABLE HARDWARE ACCELERATION

There you go and you might need to do that "I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video." thing
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen 4Tens 4/23/11 8:00 PM
I have this same exact problem. My first though was that Google is smart and their services usually have a variety of options available to meet different people's needs so I went to YouTube's options. I checked the box that says never upscale resolution based on screen size and it still puts it into 480p when going fullscreen, it is irritating.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen demonone23 4/24/11 5:16 AM
@4tens just use the solution i posted it works XD

Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen cesierra 4/24/11 6:18 AM
It didnt work for me.  Any other idea?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen weekendworrior 5/1/11 2:07 PM
Best BAND-AID till hopefully they fix this,
open the video page and go full screen right away
you will see the video go 480 or more(seems that the video maker controls full screen default, i have seen it jump to 720 with the option for 1080)
Before the video start to buffer switch it to what you want, then close full screen.
If you go back to full screen after it will stay where you set it. Only changes first time you go full screen.
Hope this helps
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Papaghost 5/6/11 5:04 AM
I can't believe this problem has gone on for so long and been totally ignored by Youtube developers.
It's a total pain to watch a video buffer in windowed mode, only to have to start from scratch when switching to full screen.
As far a design features go, this one is just nonsense, and is obviously causing issues for the majority of Youtube users.
If everyone took the time to post their thoughts on this issue, surely something would be done about it.
Just fix the problem guys.  You think you can do that?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen KhungLong 5/12/11 8:09 AM
This has been annoying the crap out of me for months now. Please fix ASAP!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen cesierra 5/12/11 6:18 PM
Youtube made some changes again as of 12 may. Let's see if this gets finally fixed.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen iDG 5/20/11 6:53 AM
not fixed yet :O
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen emresumengen 5/22/11 8:22 AM
WOW... Still no fix, no sign of a fix, or anything for that matter.
 
Like Google IS REALLY the NEW BIG BROTHER!
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Ayman112 7/8/11 1:06 PM
it is not a problem . in youtube a video click where the resolution 360p is and select settings, and change video playback Quality to I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video. that will do it
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen cubworld 8/15/11 12:07 PM
yup, common youtube/google. Vimeo's looking pretty good right about now.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Moorg 8/27/11 3:56 PM
Please please please fix this default behavior!
 
Really, the buttons for changing resolution is obvious enough. We can do it ourselves!
 
If you really don't trust us then make a dialog box asking whether or not to change!
Don't stop my playback in the middle for this!
 
 
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen danielok 8/27/11 4:08 PM
We realise there's the option "I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video", BUT:

1) It DOES NOT WORK work on embedded videos

2) The caption is misleading. It should say "never _automatically_ play higher quality videos".

3) I really shouldn't have to log-in for this.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen BiGBeN87 9/12/11 12:04 PM
Why not just drop 360p? Even Smartphones have 480x640 pixel nowadays.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen epontius 9/20/11 6:01 PM
>>Why not just drop 360p?
360p uses less bandwidth therefore easier for people with data caps or low speed connections (dial up, satellite, etc...)
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen virtual81 10/1/11 11:31 PM
Almost a year since a Google employee replied and still nothing.
I signed up just to post this.
This has been intensely annoying for months now.
I can't be that hard to implement a fix.
The video simply must remain the same resolution as it was before it was full screen.

This would SIGNIFICANTLY improve the experience and ease bandwidth at both ends.

A jump for 360 to 480 is insignificant anyway!
What's the point of stopping to re-buffer only for an extra handful of pixels?!?!

I don't care if it starts at 360 and stays 360, or starts at 480 and stays at 480, just don't change it.

Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen AndyPSBV 10/2/11 8:54 AM
when it would be switched (fixed)?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen AndyPSBV 10/2/11 8:55 AM
when?
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen CBarth 10/10/11 2:11 PM
Bump.  Larry added slow connection but that stopped working mid 2011.

Problem still not fixed.  Buffer at 360 and it ups the resolution when I full screen.

I have slow connection checked off and I'm logged in when the UNWANTED behavior occurs.

Please remove the resolution changing code ENTIRELY.

Occurs inconsistently.  More often in Chrome and when video is paused for buffering immediately.  (doesn't play a few seconds first.)
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen JamesDonaldChilds 10/26/11 7:13 PM
This won't work for ALL videos (I believe sponsored videos with commercials are not affected by this fix) but a good majority of the videos will quit changing resolutions automatically when you full screen it. I just tested it and it works.

Step 1. Go to www.youtube.com/html5, at the bottom press Join the HTML5 trial.

DONE!

Lol =p Now the videos that load in the HTML5 Player do not auto-change resolutions but some videos do not use the HTML5 Player so pay attention before you waste your time buffering =].
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen JamesDonaldChilds 10/26/11 7:16 PM
Supported Browsers for this fix

Firefox 4

Google Chrome (I use this one)

Opera 10.6+

Apple Safari

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 with Google Chrome Frame installed
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen amexotic 11/7/11 11:56 PM
Go to youtube Setting --> Playback Setup --> Check box which says 
"I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video."
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen Matthew S. B. 11/11/11 5:31 PM
so it seems unanimous, if we want to see a higher or lower resolution video, let us fend for ourselves in changing it. I don't want it changing just because I accidentally double clicked the player. this is a horrible feature, and has been so ever since this was implemented, "EAT LEAD SLACKERS", If YouTube doesn't listen, then that's what they will be eating. one of the most toxic metals on Earth.
Re: youtube video resolution changes 360 to 480 when switch to fullscreen ytKARL 11/11/11 6:16 PM
Like @amexotic linked above you can change that settings to that YouTube won't try to give you the highest quality (it adjusts based on the size of the player you chose).
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