MohitBagur
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Pi2 with flawless YouTube?

Wed May 27, 2015 12:13 pm

Will YouTube play nicely on Raspbian on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?
Please get back to me with an answer.

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Re: Pi2 with flawless YouTube?

Wed May 27, 2015 1:02 pm

Because there aren't any other threads on this topic...
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

(One of the best lines I've seen on this board lately)

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Re: Pi2 with flawless YouTube?

Wed May 27, 2015 1:15 pm

Please get back to him with the answer.

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Re: Pi2 with flawless YouTube?

Wed May 27, 2015 1:33 pm

MohitBagur wrote:Will YouTube play nicely on Raspbian on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?
Please get back to me with an answer.
Most will play AOK using kweb minimal kiosk browser ;)
Thinking outside the box is better than burying your head in the sand...

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Re: Pi2 with flawless YouTube?

Wed May 27, 2015 1:39 pm

he pays by credit card. so please give him an answer.
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Re: Pi2 with flawless YouTube?

Thu May 28, 2015 9:33 am

Kodi (formerly XBMC) has a working YouTube plugin now (it was broken for a long time), it indeed works very well from a media-centric interface on the Raspberry Pi 2, including with full HD 1080p video streaming flawlessly over Wi-Fi with a USB adapter. There are plugins for other video sites too. You can run Kodi either from Raspbian or via a standalone distro such as OpenELEC.

YouTube from a web browser such as GNOME Web (formerly Epiphany) on Raspbian is less impressive, don't expect high-definition video from that.

I suppose it depends what you mean by "flawless YouTube". If you must do it from a web browser like a PC then it's not really up to scratch for HD video. However, if you are happy with using YouTube from a media centre interface, then the Raspberry Pi 2 is a good platform for it.

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