Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:07 PM   #1
nStyle
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Why is YouTube so bad on iPad?

Since every iPad I've owned, I have never had any luck getting the video to buffer fast enough to achieve smooth playback. It isn't my router or my connection speed, because I am using a Time Capsule and my Mac's have no problem buffering a 1080p video 30 secs ahead of my position in the video.

With the YouTube app for iPad, there is not even a quality option so I assume I am sub 720p, and it can't keep up past what I am actually watching.

Any ideas?
nStyle is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:10 PM   #2
AdonisSMU
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by nStyle View Post
Since every iPad I've owned, I have never had any luck getting the video to buffer fast enough to achieve smooth playback. It isn't my router or my connection speed, because I am using a Time Capsule and my Mac's have no problem buffering a 1080p video 30 secs ahead of my position in the video.

With the YouTube app for iPad, there is not even a quality option so I assume I am sub 720p, and it can't keep up past what I am actually watching.

Any ideas?
Use youtube in the browser. Its been the better option for years now.
AdonisSMU is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:21 PM   #3
Orange Crane
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Not to mention half the links to videos on youtube give a "this video can not be displayed" error, so when people want you to look at such and such linked video you can only respond, oh, I have an iPad so I cannot view media on the Internet a lot of the time, sorry. Resulting in feeling like a jackass for owning one in the first place.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post
Use youtube in the browser. Its been the better option for years now.
Which doesn't even begin to address why YouTube on iPad is so crappy.
Orange Crane is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:25 PM   #4
AbyssImpact
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Google purchased youtube. You know Google doesn't like Apple. They want you to buy their Nexus devices.
AbyssImpact is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 05:21 PM   #5
Che Castro
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: May 2009
Try the app mctube
I don't have any buffer issues using that
Select 1080p in the settings
Che Castro is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:57 PM   #6
T4R06
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
If you don't like the new youtube try jasmine. I'm a jasmine user when no YouTube app on ipad. But I uninstalled jasmine because the airplay is not clear even set to 1080p. The new youtube is nice my there is no history tab on it.
T4R06 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:23 PM   #7
raccoonboy
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Youtube app is crap. U get the worst quality video.

Try Mctube or Mctube pro, vid quality can be selected up to 1080P.
raccoonboy is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:31 PM   #8
luqtotheman
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Have you tried the new YouTube app?

It works pretty good and clean UI.
luqtotheman is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:34 PM   #9
ziggo
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Haven't had any issues with the new YouTube app.
ziggo is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:11 PM   #10
Aspasia
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
Ditto that the new YouTube app solved a lot of issues. Works great.
Aspasia is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:41 PM   #11
Russiaone
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbyssImpact View Post
Google purchased youtube. You know Google doesn't like Apple. They want you to buy their Nexus devices.
The app sucks on Nexus 7, too.
__________________
Alohamora!
Russiaone is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:23 AM   #12
forza69
macrumors 6502a
 
forza69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
McTube Pro. That is all.
__________________
Late 2012 MacBook Pro 15.4" Retina Display | iPhone 5s Space Gray 32GB | iPhone 6 Plus Silver 64GB | iPad Air Silver 32GB
forza69 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:21 AM   #13
SeanR1
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbyssImpact View Post
Google purchased youtube. You know Google doesn't like Apple. They want you to buy their Nexus devices.
They make tons of ad money from ios devices, so I doubt it is on purpose.
SeanR1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:33 AM   #14
urkel
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
YouTube is slow on my iPad mini also, but what really gets me is how slow airplay is to the Apple TV.

I have all apple products so my router is a time capsule and whether its a (non HD) YouTube video or a short 10 second video clip of my kids then shooting it from the iPad Mini or iPhone 5 to the AppleTV always results in a ridiculous amount of buffering. I thought these new antennas were supposed to fix that.
urkel is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:35 AM   #15
Zach Vega
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wichita, Kansas
I like the YouTube app, but I prefer McTube Pro, as you can select the resolution.
__________________
Zach Vega 27" iMac, 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HD; 21.5" iMac, 3.06 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD; 13.3" MacBook Pro, 2.26 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HD; 64 GB iPhone 5; AirPort Extreme
Zach Vega is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:38 AM   #16
urkel
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbyssImpact View Post
Google purchased youtube. You know Google doesn't like Apple. They want you to buy their Nexus devices.
You seem to be forgetting which company has the chip on their shoulder and is crippling the user experience out of spite. Apple hates google, but google loves everyone.

Just like Amazon, Google benefits from having their product on every device possible regardless of who makes it.
urkel is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:49 AM   #17
WhySoSerious
macrumors 65816
 
WhySoSerious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
McTube Pro

get it. all problems solved.
__________________
...do you honestly think you're clever for replying to my post with "why so serious"?
WhySoSerious is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:52 AM   #18
AdonisSMU
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Sorry the youtube site works fantastically on my mini iPad. No need to waste time with an app thats not as good as the website.
AdonisSMU is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:37 AM   #19
big samm
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russiaone View Post
The app sucks on Nexus 7, too.
True that!!

----------

Yup quality is sub par on the ipad, it looks even worst when on 3G/4G/LTE
__________________
iPhone 4 32gb, iPad 3G 32gb, atv2 , ipod nano 8gb (4th gen), 15"MacBook Pro 2009 model
big samm is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:13 AM   #20
nStyle
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbyssImpact View Post
Google purchased youtube. You know Google doesn't like Apple. They want you to buy their Nexus devices.
Yeah, uh.... I mean... despite the fact that GMaps on iOS looks better than other version of gmaps... but yeah.... you're right... I think.

In all seriousness... I was using the new YouTube as a benchmark and still wasn't getting good results. The only thing the updated YouTube apps have added for me is "Non-BS" results. I can actually find what I'm looking for now, but I can't watch it. It's a sick, paradoxical experience that only the most narcissistic douche could of designed. I mean this is Apple, the biggest hardware company out there... coupled with YouTube, the largest publicly viewed website next to Google itself. What excuse do they have to not function together properly? Which planets have to perfectly align against the sun for this mad prophecy of a harmonious link between Apple and YouTube to occur?

Okay... I took that a bit far.... But it really is nonsense.

I'll give McTube a try even though the name is completely hideous.
nStyle is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:15 AM   #21
adam044
macrumors 65816
 
adam044's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Boston
I love you iPad youtube app, no problems here. iPad 4
adam044 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:27 AM   #22
Mrg02d
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
The new YouTube app works for me too, iPad3.
Mrg02d is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:23 PM   #23
Badrottie
macrumors 68030
 
Badrottie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbyssImpact View Post
Google purchased youtube. You know Google doesn't like Apple. They want you to buy their Nexus devices.
That's what I thought so.
__________________
That is OK to make fun of my poor english grammars just because you are bullying deaf people.
Badrottie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:40 PM   #24
DreamSTi
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities
Google's apps seem to run better in iOS then they do on Android. More polished too
DreamSTi is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Digitalrev - their service is as bad as their YouTube reviews! MacRy Digital Photography 18 May 9, 2014 04:40 PM
iPad Mini: iPad mini made my iPad 2 screen looks really bad silverblack iPad 1 Nov 16, 2012 09:08 AM
iPad: ipad 3/ipad 4 Speed test..youtube MrMacBookPro iPad 8 Nov 9, 2012 11:42 AM
Isnt the iPad 4 a bad investment? Or is this the Flagship iPad Apple will keep around KittyKatta iPad 49 Oct 26, 2012 01:15 PM
Bad youtube experience MacBH928 iOS 5 and earlier 4 Aug 1, 2012 11:07 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC