iPod Touch 4G Youtube Slowness?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jinyoungkim7, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    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?

  2. macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2008
    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.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    Maybe the 4th gen streams a higher quality version of the video?
    I'm pretty sure the iPad does too
  4. macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2010
    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
  5. macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  6. macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2007
    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.
  7. macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Yes mobile YouTube is better because it uses html5

    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!

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