Whats up with the Youtube video quality

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

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    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

    Mar 18, 2003
    Spring Hill, TN
    Yeah it has to do with EDGE. On wifi the quality is decent but on EDGE forget it!
  3. LloydBraun89 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    well there are a lot of crappy quality youtube videos out there anyway
  4. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    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

    Dec 27, 2006
    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

    Jun 4, 2007
    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

    Jun 30, 2007
    For me Edge video is lower quality, but not unwatchable. It streams smoothly. I'm in the Minneapolis metro area.
  8. Dermot81 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2007
    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


    Jun 11, 2007
    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

    Jun 10, 2007
    yep correct
  11. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    It sometimes depends on the video sometimes themselves to.

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


    Mar 17, 2004
    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

    Sep 25, 2006
    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

    Jun 25, 2006
    What sucks is that even on WiFi, the quality of YouTube videos suck.
  15. z400central macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    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

    Apr 5, 2007
    Yeah, youtube and apple have announced that the entire library will be uploaded by the fall.

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