The workaround described in the issue thread linked below is not working as of my install last night of Yosemite:
That's quite unfortunate. Right now I don't know any other URL for these videos. It's very strange that Safari 7.1 is the only version that can play encrypted HLS streams...
A workaround is to copy the URL from the source selector and open it in QuickTime Player.
Another work-around instead of dealing with low res in QT player is as follows:
The fix also seems to last until you quit safari.
hoyois, does this make sense? It is definitely replicable for me, on Yosemite Safari 8. This behavior only began occurring after upgrading to Yosemite.
That's an interesting find, thanks! The video plays fine in Safari 8 if you navigate directly to the video URL (which you can do by right-clicking on "HLS" in the source selector and choosing "Open Link in New Tab"). The resolution actually goes to 720p there, though the viewing area remains small.
And indeed, if you do this once then all CC websites will then work as expected.
I'll investigate further.
The difference seems to be that when you navigate to the video in Safari directly, it sets a session cookie like
hdnea2 expires=1414160821~access=/*~md5=813e49cf1a576ee74e7b126f48b1f143 .cp112366-f.akamaihd.net / Session 71 B
Somehow when the m3u8 file is embedded in a video element, Safari 8 fails to do this (but Safari 7.1 doesn't...). Once the cookie has been set though, the HLS streams will work for the duration of the session.
I found no solution so far. I reported the bug to Apple.
Thanks for the update, at least in the interim we can go through the steps above and still not have to deal with Flash!
I have updated the MTVNetworks killer. It's back to using full MP4 files instead of HLS, so it should work much better. Please try it and let me know how it goes:
That's got The Daily Show working for me without any workarounds. Huzzah!
@MatthewMDavis Thanks for the feedback. I will update the extension with the new killer shortly.