My YouTube over WiFi is poor

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by AdamA9, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. AdamA9 macrumors 6502a

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    Guys,

    Had this problem for as long as I can remember, I always assumed it was my internet, however, having tried this on a few other networks, I think I can put this down to the phone, or the app.

    Whenever I tried to watch an internet clip, on YouTube for example, it takes forever to load, and when it does, it's always at a buffer. If I watch the same clip on 3G, it loads in no time and plays with no problems.

    Is this an inherent problem with YouTube and the iPhone or is there a magical setting I can change to make this better?

    Thanks.
     
  2. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I have the same problems. YouTube on an iOS device at my house over WiFi takes forever to load. It seems like it is always like that for any WiFi I use, even at work. Going onto 3G loads faster but it makes to quality worse. The only place where I can get smooth YouTube on my iPad or iPhone is at the university, but they have really fast connections.
     
  3. AdamA9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 20mbps connection at home, so it shouldn't be my WiFi causing the problem.
     
  4. PopCulture macrumors member

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    I have the same issue. I thought it might be my provider and considered getting them involved.
     
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    Same issue here. My wifi will take forever to load (if it ever even does) while 3G will fire right up.
     
  6. TRUCRACKER macrumors 6502

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    I have the same problem. So I just go to the mobile site in Safari and it's much faster.
     
  7. JohnBossu macrumors member

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    Same here, my wifi is considerably really fast so I dont think the problem is from the connection
     
  8. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    Yep. Same here on iPod Touch 4G. Youtube just sux on my IPT4 - frequently it won't load the movie at all, just crash, or it will give a message that it can't load the movie. Lame.
     
  9. nedz06 macrumors newbie

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    Me too. I compared my laptop and my phone connected to a single access point and it took years to load!!!:mad:... no problems with the connection, it's just with this phone.
     
  10. tezmo macrumors newbie

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    Ditto. Tried all manner of things to get this working properly. Absolutely nothing, and apple don't acknowledge the problem.
     
  11. Mitch1984 macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F5166b Safari/6533.18.5)

    I think you have to turn 802.11b off on your router to fix it. Problem has existed since original iPhone which is annoying.
     

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