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Issue 16: select resolution on Hulu videos without Safari login
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Status:  Fixed
Closed:  Mar 2009

issue 6

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Reported by, Feb 11, 2009
What functionality would you like to see added?

When playing videos via Front Row/Understudy the resolution appears to be the default (320 lines). 
Every video I have checked on Hulu also appears to available in a higher resolution, typically 480 
lines. And, of course, Hulu does have some "high definition" content available too.

Some way of accessing the higher resolution versions of the Hulu content through Understudy 
would be very nice. (Setting a key/value in ~/Library/Preferences/ would 
be sufficient for me.)
Feb 11, 2009
I think that if you
a) are logged into a Hulu account (in Safari)
b) have the option "Automatically default video playback to the 1 Mbp, 480p stream"
set to Yes (in Profile -> Privacy and Settings -> Personal Settings -> Video Settings)
then you should get the higher quality stream.

Please report back whether or not that change makes the difference.

Labels: Service-Hulu
Feb 12, 2009
Yes, creating an account on Hulu then setting the account preferences does get the higher quality stream.

But it does require being logged into an account in Safari, which is a bit of a hassle.

So I'd still like to see this as  a "nice to have" but can understand that other issues will have higher priority.
Feb 13, 2009
There are a few things that require Safari login, which is annoying ( issue #6  is
blocked on this issue).

If anyone happens to know of a keyboard shortcut in the Hulu player that selects the
resolution, that would be helpful.
Summary: select resolution on Hulu videos without Safari login
Status: Accepted
Labels: -Priority-Medium Priority-Low
Mar 7, 2009
release 0.6.4 will let you select the resolution to control high/standard resolution
video prior to fullscreening

Status: Fixed
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