video on the 3gs

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LLL1424, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. LLL1424 macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2005
    Washington, D.C.

    i did a video test and im pretty happy with the quality of the video. why is it that when you upload it from your phone, the quality goes down by a lot? nonetheless, enjoy!
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Because a (for example) 45 second video might be 20-30 megs on the iphone in full resolution but when it's uploaded to youtube, it's downgraded so you're not sending a 20-30 meg file. You'll note it says "converting" or something similar before sending. It's re-enconding it at a much lower resolution (bitrate). That same 45 second sample will get squashed from 20-30 meg down to about 2 meg.
  3. Narco220 macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2008
    Yeh the quality of the video is rubbish when its uploaded to youtube very anoying
  4. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
    I haven't tried it yet but does it still convert it when you are connected via wi-fi? My guess it converts it all. Would be nice if it detected you were on wi-fi it would upload in full resolution.
  5. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

    Ninja Dom

    Feb 12, 2007
    Yes, even if connected via wifi the 3GS compresses the video when sending to YouTube.

    To send the video at full resolution you need to get the video off the 3GS with iPhoto on your Mac and then upload it to YouTube using your web browser on your Mac.

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