2.2.1 Now runs High Quality version of Youtube videos

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  1. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    After some experimenting last night I found that Youtube on the Iphone can now run at the High Quality setting (&fmt=18 setting) ( previously it would run at the normal quality setting)



    1)
    Try playing this video on your iPhone ( wi-fi)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjSZ5R80bjs

    (search for Gundam 00 Opening 01 HD if you don't want to type )
    The video in Question is a Anime Opening, that has several small particles and runs at a 24fps.



    2)
    Now Compare the quality of the iPhone video to the following on your computer


    Normal Quality
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjSZ5R80bjs

    High Quality
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjSZ5R80bjs&fmt=18



    You will notice that the video on the iPhone plays at a similar quality and compression as the High quality video



    The iPhone will still NOT run the video at HD quality :( ( &fmt=22)
    HD Quality
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjSZ5R80bjs&fmt=22


    (edited for grammar) cheers :D
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    iPhone 2.2.1 now runs high quality YouTube.

    There. Fixed that for ya.

    You're welcome.
     
  3. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Do you mean that with the 2.2.1 update, YouTube videos are Wi-Fi quality over 3G and Edge?
     
  4. Dr. Cabrera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope 3g/Edge videos are still... really really poor quality

    What I meant to say is that now the iPhone will choose the higher quality version of a youtube video ( if it was uploaded in high quality)


    let me try to make it as clear as possible

    2.2

    3G/edge= the iPhone will play a very low bitrate version of a video
    Wifi- the iPhone will play the "normal" quality version of the video

    2.2.1

    3G/edge= the iPhone will still play a very low bitrate version of a video
    Wifi- the iPhone will now play the "high" quality version of the video (if it exists)
     
  5. ayasinsk macrumors regular

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    LOL I wish you picked a different YouTube video. After watching that clip for 10 seconds I threw up a little in my mouth.
     
  6. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Ah. I see.
    Thanks for informing us about that.
    However, is there a way to choose the lower-quality one?
     
  7. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

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    not a fan of HD japanese anime?
     
  8. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    LOL
     
  9. Dr. Cabrera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well if you can find another video that

    is short
    has particle effects
    is encoded in different version

    we can use that video as another example


    either way once an anime fan, always an anime fan
     
  10. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    The High quality link you posted looks great on my 2.2 iPhone... Is it possible that the update came from youtube and not apple?
     
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  12. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure when HQ videos started working on my phone, but I'm running 2.2.1 and HQ videos are looking super-sharp over wifi. Nice!
     
  13. tommyhonda92 macrumors newbie

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    I don't think this was a 2.2.1 update item. I had been noticing that YouTube videos would always look better and much higher in quality when I was on Wi-Fi as opposed to 3G. No matter what. Just simply switching Wi-Fi on when viewing the same video always resulted in a much better viewing experience. I discovered this months ago back in October already. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is what I noticed in my own experience.
     
  14. Dr. Cabrera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    too be honest I don't know when the change occured either

    when I tried a high quality video some time last year, i would only get the lower quality version

    perhaps this is more to do with youtube then the actual 2.21 upgrade
     
  15. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    lol, im not a fan of anime either but still nice topic man.

    ChrisN
     

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