Whats up with the Youtube video quality

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JSmoove05, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

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    I just got my phone activated not too long and started to mess around with the Youtube. What do you guys think of the video quality i feel like its really bad and its hard to see whats going on in the video anyone else feel the same way. On the Commericals it looked crystal clear does it have to with the edge connection or wifi?
     
  2. superscientific macrumors regular

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    Yeah it has to do with EDGE. On wifi the quality is decent but on EDGE forget it!
     
  3. LloydBraun89 macrumors member

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    well there are a lot of crappy quality youtube videos out there anyway
     
  4. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep your right it does I connected via wifi and it is so much faster and much better quality pretty disappointed how bad edge is.
     
  5. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I could of sworn one gets the same quality video regardless of edge or wifi.

    I have been using You Tube w/ EDGE w/ no problems.
     
  6. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No I just tested with Edge and without Edge the differnce is very noticable. There is slowdown or choppy screens. Maybe in my area edge is really slow.
     
  7. Vizin macrumors 6502a

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    For me Edge video is lower quality, but not unwatchable. It streams smoothly. I'm in the Minneapolis metro area.
     
  8. Dermot81 macrumors member

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    no the video quality on wifi is a lot better than on edge. I think youtube varies the bitrate based on connection speed. In fact i think the videos look better on wifi on the iphone than on my desktop
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wen u say u connected wifi u mean that your connecting to a network..such as your home or at a shopping centre..right??

    and the EDGE one is the one provided by AT&T...

    im not that familiar with your countries ways :p
     
  10. Dermot81 macrumors member

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    yep correct
     
  11. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    It sometimes depends on the video sometimes themselves to.



    All the videos i have watched are crystal clear.
     
  12. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    I think it has to do with area. Cingular's network is better in some areas than in others.

    I wish there was a way to check the speeds for where you live :(
     
  13. mediaprodguy macrumors member

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    so my real complaint with youtube is - i cant access the entire youtub databse.......

    most things i watch are "user" uploaded files......... i feel like i only have access to 5% of the youtube database out there.


    any news on youtube releasing the entire youtube library for search?

    I demand it!!! lol
     
  14. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

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    What sucks is that even on WiFi, the quality of YouTube videos suck.
     
  15. z400central macrumors regular

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    I disagree. If you watch content posted by, say, cnbc, the quality is awesome. If it is posted by a kid with a camera phone, well, the quality sucks.
     
  16. mattportner macrumors member

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    Yeah, youtube and apple have announced that the entire library will be uploaded by the fall.
     

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