I am using Chrome as my usual browser on OS X.
Since the introduction of VP9, youtube videos are now mostly streamed in VP9, requiring a lot of CPU computing to decode and killing my battery. In safari, which is not compatible VP9, videos are streamed in h.264 and the CPU load is very low due to hardware acceleration for this format.
Is there a way to force Chrome to ask for the video in h.264 instead of VP9, via an extension or script ?
Or is Safari the only way ?