New "retina" display and same old crappy YouTube.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MassiveAttack, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
    With all the advancements on iPhone 4 we still have to view you tube low quality over 3G. My nexus one has an option on the YouTube app to view in HQ over 3G. I'm wondering why apple hasn't implemented this feature to take advantage of iPhone 4 "retina" display. It's pretty disappointing watching blurry low quality video on such a magnificent display.
  2. graygmc macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2009
    Youtube is not even worth watching on an iPhone. Some other video sites have great quality though.
  3. css1323 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    What did you expect? It's AT&T's fault as well.

    And YouTube videos in HD look amazing on the iPhone (while on Wifi of course). Just search "hd" and check out all the results. Very happy with it.
  4. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2008
    YouTube? The iPhone does youtube? Until I can watch full quality clips over a network, YouTube will remain buried on the last page of my homescreen. Pretty pitiful
  5. maximus96 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    what other alternatives are there?
  6. str8spd2001 macrumors regular


    May 12, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Jailbreak when available and 3g unrestrictor.
  7. Ogrillion macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Oh this whole time i am thinking man.. I thought youtube looked great (first iphone) .. but I only really watched it through Wifi.. (2gig data cap, so still testing the waters with data usage haha)
  8. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
  9. this is funah macrumors 6502

    this is funah

    Oct 13, 2005
    Berlin, Germany
    i think the issue is the deal made between YouTube and Apple...

    because there's no flash on the iOS, they had to create a downloadable mp4 video file for every youtube vid so that iOS devices can view it natively (which also led to the exploit of downloading youtube vids...) so they'd have to redo the whole process in order to allow HD and such
  10. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    The true reason why YouTube videos look bad on the iPhone over any cell network is that they are smaller and lower quality. Thus, less work for the cell towers to send. It is not Apple's fault. They are being forced into it by AT&T and probably other network providers as well.
  11. css1323 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    Give the app "Truveo Video" a shot. It lets you watch high quality videos over the network. You even get YouTube videos in the search results.
  12. wingnut8 macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2007

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