Viewing youtube vdeos with IP4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gravytrain84, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    Why is video quality horrible when viewing a youtube video on iphone? On my imac its fairly clear then when I wanna view it on phone, its horrrible.
     
  2. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    Because one is an iMac (powerful fully capable computer) and the other is a cell phone. The movies on youtube actually look great and play very well on the iphone compared to most other mobile devices.
     
  3. Dark K macrumors member

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    These could come in handy:

    1. When you are under 3G network, YouTube videos will load faster but with extreme low quality, these are network stuff, now, if you are under Wi-Fi, videos will load fully optimized for iPhone with its beautiful display.

    2. Obviously, you can't load videos on the same resolution like a Mac xD
     
  4. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Are you on wifi and still getting bad quality?
     
  5. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On 3G, I'll try on wifi and see if it helps.
     
  6. dast1g macrumors regular

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    This has to be your first iPhone because the difference between the 3GS and the iPhone 4 when it comes to YouTube quality it's unreal the iPhone 4 quality blows the 3GS away
     
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I try not to watch YouTube while on 3G, because I'm spoiled by wifi.
     
  8. CJayC macrumors 6502

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    Do not answer if you do not know the real reason why. It's because of network restrictions. They must use the lower quality to keep bandwidth usage as low as they can.
     
  9. bluush macrumors 6502

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    3g youtube sucks. Still. Can't wait for 4g speeds... AT&T...
     
  10. MrPaulRicard macrumors newbie

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  11. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    Dosent matter what network he uses, he is comparing videos to his iMac and whether on wifi or 3G it will never look as good.
     
  12. Jason-Houghton macrumors regular

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    If you turn HTML5 on in YouTube in safari, you can watch high quality YouTube videos, in the browser, over 3G. And they load awesome fast.
     
  13. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    No HQ option on iPhone 4 unlike my Nexus One. what good is a high quality display if you can only watch low quality videos? What was Apple thinking? I agree YouTube on iPhone is horrendous.
     
  14. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Did you read the thread? There is HD video when you're on wifi, just not when you're on the cellular data network. The YouTube video on wifi looks beautiful.
     
  15. Billy Mays macrumors member

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    You'll have to wait until the jailbreak is out. Then you can use 3G unrestrictor and watch HQ YouTube all day long over 3G.
     

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