View Full Version : iPod Touch 4G Youtube Slowness?

Sep 9, 2010, 03:54 PM
Hey guys, i just got my iPod Touch 4G 32g yesterday and I was playing around with a lot of the apps.

Although the new ones have the A4 chip, more ram etc. I've noticed that my 2nd gen iPod Touch does a faster job streaming videos on Youtube. My wifi network is mediocre and I put my 2nd gen and my new 4th gen side by side and tried playing lots of videos on Youtube. I noticed that videos started up quicker and buffered a lot faster on my 2nd gen than on my 4th gen..

This also happened a LITTLE bit when I was comparing Netflix instant streaming on the two of them. Netflix wasn't bad at all though.

Has anyone encountered the same problem as me and does anyone know why or how to fix it?


Sep 9, 2010, 04:01 PM
I noticed this too when I was comparing one with my 3G at an Apple store. My only guess is that you are streaming more data (the videos are in high resolution), so therefore it will take longer to load. There may be an option (via the touch or youtube settings) to play lower quality videos.

Sep 9, 2010, 04:04 PM
Maybe the 4th gen streams a higher quality version of the video?
I'm pretty sure the iPad does too

Sep 9, 2010, 04:16 PM
What I found odd is that the official YouTube default app was loading videos a lot slower than the little app bookmark that YouTube asks you to install when you visit the site. So, maybe try that? :P

Sep 9, 2010, 04:21 PM
Try m.youtube.com on Safari

Oct 31, 2010, 01:05 PM
I'm experiencing INSANE slowness when downloading youtube videos. My 64 gig iPad is screaming fast when using Downloads HD. When I use the same app on my iPod Touch 4g it's not even worth bothering.

It's weird. It starts off really fast like 1.5 meg per second. Then it quickly slows down to a crawl.

Oct 31, 2010, 02:32 PM
And native iPod app is still running QuickTime you can see how superior HTML 5 is your finding it in most iPod apps from app store which is lightning fast! Send apple a complaint about this so they get on the ball!