HD YouTube problems

jamesthegator

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 6, 2009
38
24
Does anyone else experience poor HD YouTube playback? I can stream from ABC and netflix fine, but YouTube seriously struggles. I'm talking the videos are choppy and take forever to load, if they ever load at all.

A perfect example is the iPad torture test video posted the other day. Is this a flaw in YouTube, or is my connection or network?
 

ClaireL

macrumors 6502a
Apr 4, 2010
522
0
New Jersey
Does anyone else experience poor HD YouTube playback? I can stream from ABC and netflix fine, but YouTube seriously struggles. I'm talking the videos are choppy and take forever to load, if they ever load at all.

A perfect example is the iPad torture test video posted the other day. Is this a flaw in YouTube, or is my connection or network?
Yes, happens to me too but not all HD videos. Real long ones over 6 mins do take a long time to completely load but even some shorter ones do that too. Oddly, still other longish HD clips run pretty well but overall, the same HD videos that would have streamed much faster on my net book take MUCH longer on my iPad, so I know it's not my wifi.
 

Surely

Guest
Oct 27, 2007
15,042
8
Los Angeles, CA
I think that YouTube is going through some growing pains with the intro of the iPad. I've been having the same problem today, both at Starbucks and at home. It's definitely not the iPad, the internet or wifi connection.
 

ashVID

macrumors regular
Jun 30, 2007
239
0
Not an iPad issue at all, it's a Youtube issue. Even on my Mac Pro with a cable connection, I have issues at times with Youtube HD.




ash =o)
 

fishepa

macrumors regular
Mar 9, 2009
197
0
Same problem here as well, anyone know how to change it to standard def on the iPad? Maybe this would help?
 

magicandmystery

macrumors member
Jun 27, 2007
57
0
I have the same problems, and it's not for all HD YouTube files. My guess is that there are some that are 1080, and the iPad attempts to play it, but can't.
 

kirchnrd

macrumors 6502
Jun 15, 2009
455
0
Don't think you can. YouTube automatically plays the highest def clip.
There is a definite fix for any future updates. I would really want to use SD because of my slow Internet connection at home. But HD at times when I am willing to wait, or if I am in civilization. :)