iPad Pro Poor video resolution from Internet sites

Jacunivac10

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Original poster
Jul 18, 2017
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I just upgraded from the iPad air and have the new 12.9 inch iPad Pro. When viewing videos on the Internet such as a news website, the video is terribly blurry and fuzzy. It used to be gorgeous on the old iPad air. Is there a setting I missing?
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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Maybe video hosted on site is low quality? How’s the quality of local video? Do you have a nice internet connection?
 

NightWingz

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Oct 23, 2013
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OP, I mentioned in my non-optimized app thread about this same issue.

I was browsing YouTube using safari with the units from Apple Store and even 720p video look horrendous on the 12.9".

Was wondering what's the minimum acceptable quality for a 10.5" and 12.9" display respectively.
 

cakebytheocean

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Apr 3, 2017
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I've been facing the same issue on my 12.9 specifically on Youtube.

The videos always default to lower quality like 480p and I have to manually switch it to 1080p.

I can't seem to find a setting which would make it default to 1080p
 

NightWingz

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Oct 23, 2013
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I've been facing the same issue on my 12.9 specifically on Youtube.

The videos always default to lower quality like 480p and I have to manually switch it to 1080p.

I can't seem to find a setting which would make it default to 1080p
Can I check if 720p videos look bad on 12.9" full screen?

For me, 720p is the minimum acceptable quality for my iPhone 7 plus and iPad Pro 9.7", so am wondering if I do upgrade to 12.9", is the minimum acceptable now 1080p?
 

cakebytheocean

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Apr 3, 2017
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And dumb question: you adjusted the resolution "quality" in the app?
I end up having to change the "quality" for each individual video I watch.

I tried looking for a setting in the app that would change the default altogether but I couldn't locate it.
 

NightWingz

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Oct 23, 2013
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I end up having to change the "quality" for each individual video I watch.

I tried looking for a setting in the app that would change the default altogether but I couldn't locate it.
In your case I believe it's YouTube app issue.
They seem to be prioritizing fast loading using smaller resolution in the latest update.

I am seeing the same behavior on my end.
 
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