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bobright

macrumors 601
Original poster
Jun 29, 2010
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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:
 

webworks415

macrumors 6502
Dec 20, 2008
282
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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.
 

PinkyMacGodess

macrumors G3
Mar 7, 2007
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Midwest America.
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...
 

ReanimationN

macrumors 6502a
Sep 7, 2011
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Australia
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...

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

mikew3

macrumors member
Apr 27, 2009
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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
 

Delorean2006

macrumors 6502a
Feb 4, 2012
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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
 

webworks415

macrumors 6502
Dec 20, 2008
282
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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

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.
 

Whtchdr

macrumors regular
Jun 14, 2013
100
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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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