Why is YOUTUBE on iPad2 slow??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pizz, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. pizz macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    Is it me or does the youtube play videos way too slow? Seems like it takes forever to load. It's frustrating having to wait 10 minutes for a full video to load when my lower powered smartphone can do it instantaneously. Is there a fix for this? :confused:
  2. IsaacM macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    Try turning off the hq option, your wifi connection might be too slow.
  3. pizz thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    How do you turn it off? I don't see that option anywhere?
  4. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    You can't this guy has no idea what's going on. It's gonna be your Internet, by default videos are loaded in hd, but I'm not sure if it adjusts according to connection.
  5. hashsi99 macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.3; en-us; ADR6300 Build/FRF91) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1)

    I have this problem too even on a semi fast internet connection. My MacBook and Droid incredible can load the same videos at high quality much faster.

    I hope ios 5 fixes this.
  6. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2010
    You can turn HQ / HD off; but not in the default app.

    You can use mobile YouTube via Safari - which, I find, is faster; or the full desktop Youtube, with HTML5 enabled - but only a few videos will work, as Apple's Mobile Safari doesn't support the HTML5 that desktop YouTube is using to display annotations (when in mobile Youtube, it just disables annotations altogether - in desktop Youtube it'll try to load the HTML5 video with annotation, which won't work.)
  7. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    Nope. No problems. Starts instantly for me using Atomic web browser, with the browser identified as mobile safari - iPad.
  8. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    I've had this issue, with all the A-class chipset devices(both iPads and iPhone 4). In my case, the issue is that my 802.11N-class router just doesn't play nice with these devices in 'N' mode.
    In B & G mode, it works fine. Hi-res videos buffer instantly.
  9. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2010
    I have the same problem. My Internet is 35/35 up/dn. videos on the YouTube app are too slow to watch.
  10. Thanatoast macrumors 65816


    Dec 3, 2002
    I've had this problem too. It's not all the time, but way too much nonetheless. :(
  11. Cooolpenner macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    Same here, the Youtube app Is really annoying. So, I'm using Safari or icab for watching videos. No problems anymore, even with videos in hq
  12. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

    Mochi Hana

    Jul 30, 2010
    It's not slow for me at all. I guess it depends on your network.
  13. Ijustfarted macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2011
    yeah Youtube sucks donkey ass on the iPad. such a shame really, I really wish something is done about it
  14. Gomez315 macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2010
    I just got my iPad yesterday and thought it was defective because YouTube loaded really slow and I have 15/5 fios and I reset the router and it was still slow but it's good to know it's a common problem?
  15. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I barely have a 3mbps connection. Using the YouTube app, most short clips start within a few seconds, HD a bit longer. I just tried a 12min HD clip, and it took about 45 secs before playing. Once playing, all videos play perfectly smooth.

    If yours is considerably worse than mine, I would look at your router, Wifi setup, and or ISP. I'm running "n" only, 5GHz band, on an older rev. Airport Extreme in bridged mode. Router is a B&W G3 PM, dual enet ports, running on 10.2.

    32GB Wifi only iPad 2
  16. pizz thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    Its that the YouTube app only runs in HD I think because it runs fine when I use the website on safari. There you can turn the HD quality off. Which sucks if for anyone not on a high speed connection. Hopefully the app gets fixed in iOS 5.
  17. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    It's your network. Mine starts up rather fast and plays in very good quality

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