What happened to 1440p support in YouTube app?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nikusak, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. nikusak macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2014
    I am 99% sure it was possible to view 4K Ultra HD videos in 1440p on an iPad with the official YouTube app, wasn’t it?

    No more - everything is capped at 1080p!

    It’s same with Safari on Mac, I think it supported 1440p for a while too, but not anymore. Chrome works. Apparently it’s because some new codec Google is using which isn’t supported by Safari...

    Just wondering why they don’t ship the codec in the YouTube app? I’m assuming the support for the most common video formats is implemented in iPad’s HW, but would an SW codec hit the battery that badly...

    (Sorry if this has already been discussed, search didn’t work at all)
  2. jerwin macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2015
  3. nikusak thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2014

    The article is dated to early 2017. Am I just imagining that I viewed 1440p videos on my iPad Pro just a few months ago?
  4. komatta macrumors newbie


    Jan 18, 2018
    I noticed that yesterday too... kinda disappointing.
  5. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
  6. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  7. jerwin macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2015
    Same underlying issue. Google reencoded the videos as vp9-- to save bandwidth and storage costs.

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