I'm trying to see the new 8k videos on Youtube with Safari but when I choose the 8k quality I get an error: an error occured, please try again later.

An example of video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChOhcHD8fBA&t

When I choose 4k works fine.

I'm using a Macbook Pro 15" with touchbar with Radeon Pro 460.

Any idea why this is happening? someone is able to see the video?

  • I can select 8k video in Chrome, and it appears to play OK (but I don't have an 8k screen). The highest resolution Youtube shows me in Safari (settings -> Quality) is 1440p. For reference, my largest screen is 2880x1800.
    – John N
    Commented Apr 8, 2017 at 8:29

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With Chrome you can play it. It looks like Safari is not compatible with 8k.

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