Why does my iPad have such a hard time with youtube videos or videos in general?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iPhoney:), Oct 7, 2010.

  1. iPhoney:) macrumors member

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    My lap top and my iPad are using the same wi fi network and my laptop can stream a video all the way through without a problem but my iPad keps stoping the video and making me hit the play button again and again,it's driving me crazy :confused:


    Edit; and when it freezes and then eventually resumes by itself(something my laptop rarely has issues with) it fast forwards through the eact amount of minutes that it was frozen, so I end up having to backtrack, it's really pissing me off!
     
  2. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not going to lie to you, but search the iPad forum for YouTube and you'll be served with a couple of things to try to rectify this (YMMV).

    I must also admit that I have as of yet to discover a performance difference between the iPad and a PC or Mac when it comes to YouTube. I always have the same problem irrespective of device with the video freezing about one sixth in.
     
  3. beaster macrumors member

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    I had the exact same symptoms. Macs and even iPhone stream Youtube just fine, iPad froze/halted/resumed/skipped forward. All the time, really annoying. I was completely fixed when I changed my iPad's DNS settings to point to Google's (8.8.8.8) or Level3's (4.2.2.1). I'm sure OpenDNS's would do the trick too. Now Youtube on the iPad screams.

    -Sean
     
  4. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad is pig slow on Youtube, a million times slower than my MBP. Google's DNS didn't help, but I might try that other one later and see if it works...
     
  5. nardo50 macrumors newbie

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    try this

    had same problem..try turning off "ask to join networks" in settings..solved the you tube/video issue for me
     
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    how do I change DNS settings?
     
  8. leons macrumors 6502

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  9. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    What? You can change DNS settings in the iPad, in settings, click on the ">" arrow next to your wifi network
     
  10. NYs FURY macrumors newbie

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    I had the same issue until I unchecked the HQ setting in you tube. Works fine now.
     
  11. clinkinfo macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. Don't even try anymore, it just freezes and is so slow.
     
  12. cas85 macrumors regular

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    i find that youtube on the ipad bogs down after awhile unless you reboot the ipad (turn it on/off). once i do that, it flies again. works for me everytime.
     
  13. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Changing the iPad's DNS server to Google's (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) solved the slow-YouTube issue for me completely. Doesn't affect anything else.
     
  14. oli356 macrumors 6502

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    How do I go about doing this?

    ty
     
  15. macperegrine macrumors newbie

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    I had the problem as well. Changing to the Google one suggested above has fixed it for me.





    Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > then tap the little blue arrow icon next to your network under the "Choose a Network" heading > then just type in the new DNS
     
  16. Mac Rookie macrumors member

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    +1 dns settings didnt work for me. wifi issues
     

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