Video message/iMessage MMS bad quality

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by michaelfields, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. michaelfields macrumors regular

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    Ever since iOS 5 anytime someone sends me a video the quality is terrible. I've received video from my friend who is also on an iPhone 4 on iMessage and through regular text and both of them weren't really watchable because the video is so blurry.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    When videos are sent via MMS or iMessage, they are greatly compressed in order to be sent.
     
  3. michaelfields thread starter macrumors regular

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    So is there a way to not compress them? They were never this bad before os 5 but now I can't even watch them.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nope. Its a restriction of the MMS protocol. With higher quality video files, the more compressed the video becomes.
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    You could try compressing them to a smaller file size yourself, on your computer, before sending.

    That's what I always do and have never had a problem with them coming out blurry.
     
  6. iwayne macrumors 6502

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    The thing is thought when they announced IOS5 they said no compression of videos sent through imessage
     
  7. RinkoWingMan macrumors newbie

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    iMessage blurry video solution

    Hi Folks,

    I encountered the same problems;
    When I sent a video through iMessage to my wife's iPhone and my iPad. It arrived at her iPhone 4 and later iPhone 5 extremely blurry.
    No solutions found on the internet.

    We have similar phone contracts even signed them on the same day. Mine is fine. Hers is blurry.

    I found that the only difference was, she was using a hotmail email as 'You can be reached by iMessage at:' and her phone number.
    I was using gmail. Apparently that did it. I changed her hotmail there to her gmail account and made sure I chose her gmail as the iMessage recipient.
    That did it.

    Not blurry anymore.

    So no need to email them. Just make sure you send it to the gmail recipient for iMessage.

    Good luck peeps..
     
  8. Oliviaiphone macrumors newbie

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