iPad Is there any way to force YouTube video in HD?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bobright, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    I notice there are times when I go on YouTube and it automatically has the setting set to auto 480p. I go and set it to HD but then come across a video again and it's back to piss poor 480p. I get 50mbps no way I can't do HD.:confused:
     
  2. webworks415 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that's so annoying. I don't get why you're limited even if you have a fast connection. The only way I used to get higher quality YouTube is downloading the Jasmine app which lets you set the quality.
     
  3. Tony78228 macrumors regular

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  4. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    So does it upconvert the video, or pull only the 1080p video?

    My understanding was that if you have 360P, you have 360P. Making a 1080P out of it just makes a bigger mess...
     
  5. ReanimationN macrumors 6502a

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    McTube will display 1080p if there's a 1080p option available for that video, otherwise it'll display the highest available quality.
     
  6. mikew3 macrumors member

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    the youtube app for android has an option in settings to default to HD or nonHD. i dont have an iDevice but check and see if that option exists
     
  7. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    Cool. :)
     
  8. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

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    The Youtube App now allows only on wifi to let you pick what resolution you want to display the video at, automatic or if available 1080p
     
  9. webworks415 macrumors 6502

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    It never existed. Not when the Youtube app was made by Apple, and still not with this Google made app. I don't get why Android app gets it but not iDevice. BS, let us rip through our data if we want. I imagine cellular iPads must suffer from this.
     
  10. Whtchdr macrumors regular

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    It most certainly does exist. Simply tap the ellipsis(three dots in the right hand corner of the video playing) and select the gear icon. Then you can change the resolution to whatever you like on the fly.
     

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