Why is YouTube so slow on the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HXGuy, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Videos take forever to load and constantly pause while buffering the video. I loaded the same video on my iPhone 4 and it loaded right away, no pausing or anything. Both devices are on the same wifi network.
     
  2. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    I have the same issue. Are you running the latest firmware (3.2.1)? I'm still on 3.2 I'm wondering if this issue was fixed in the latest release.
     
  3. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm on 3.2 and wife's iPad is on 3.2.1 and both are equally slow loading YouTube.
     
  4. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    YouTube is pointless on the iPad (with 3.2.1), stuttering and stalling to such an extent that I want to open a valve to let out steam!!!!! My iMac works fine on the same broadband system. The iPad's failings are some of the most irritating!
     
  5. radiohed macrumors regular

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    I have this same issue with my iPad. It's annoying and I just give up and close YouTube. I hope a fix is coming!:eek:
     
  6. vertigo78 macrumors regular

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    i have the same issue i dont know whats up. it seems like when i first got it videos seemed to play really fast but now its impossible. sometimes i leave a video loading for what seems like forever but still nothing
     
  7. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    That's a point, I think I remember they played OK when I first got the iPad. But now - the worst shade of crap!
     
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  10. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you guuys using the YouTube app or m.YouTube.com? M.YouTube.com will load faster (slightly) and give you better quality according to google
     
  11. vfortier macrumors member

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    I trie d everything but in the end, what worked was this:

    Go to YouTube.com
    Login your account

    Go to playback setup and select I have a slow connection.

    No problems since then.

    Running 3.2.1.
     
  12. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    But that means no high quality versions, even on a desktop Mac. So that's no good!

    Edit: Tried it and it doesn't work for me anyway!
     
  13. ashVID macrumors regular

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    Weird, no issues for me at all, even works on 3G. I do find I like the mobile site better than the app though.



    ash =o)
     
  14. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    But movies embedded in apps and sites can't use this. So it's not a solution. And anyway, the Apple app should work without fannying around. I thought the iOS and iPad were supposed to be easy to use? Having to find work arounds for a multitude of issues (the YouTube issues is just one) shows a lack of attention to detail by Apple. (Which other issues I hear you say. Well try printing directly from an iPad Pages document.)
     
  15. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    What are your download and upload speeds on the iPad? (You can use SpeedTest.net) And what are you getting on your computer? It may be your router. I had the same problem with my iPhone, but it was happening with everything, it just showed up best in YouTube. I was getting 0.6Mbps down on my iPhone and 30Mbps down on my computer, it turned out to be a few settings on my router. Now I get 10mbps down.

    Here are the settings:

    Beacon Period - 50
    RTS Threshold - 2305 (or 1500)
    Fragmentation Threshold - 2304 (or 1024)
    DTIM Interval - 1
     
  16. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    They are identical, iPad-iMac on BT Broadband. Already been through all of this. I'm hoping for some fresh ideas, especially from Apple.
     
  17. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Could it be your DNS?
     
  18. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    BTW iPhone 3G with previous OS3 and now iOS4 plays YouTube movies fine.
     
  19. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    Of course Google says that, Google owns YouTube...


    And I only have this problem every once in a while. It is extremely frustrating when it does happen
     
  20. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    I don't really see how this could be an issue. Especially as, when I updated to iOS3.2.1 there was an update stall (yet another iPad issue!) and I had to restore the iPad and reinstall the Network with concomitant renewal of the Lease. But, notwithstanding that, my iPhone setup was uneventful so why shouldn't the iPad have been?
     
  21. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    It is now a 80-90% problem on my iPad now. Maybe I've been blacklisted for criticising the UK Government?!
     
  22. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    Go to WI-FI and click on your network. Change your DNS to "208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220" This helped make it load faster. It still does stop sometimes but when it's not stopped it will load faster then the video.
    My speed is 5.44 Mbps download and 0.90 Mbps upload.


    http://appletoolbox.com/2010/05/ipad-slow-youtube-fixes/
     
  23. ItalianBoston macrumors regular

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    This happens to me all the time.
    Anyone go to an apple store yet and see if they can help?
     
  24. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    They'll probably deny a problem, then palm you off with a bump case!
     
  25. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    I had tried this before, but tried again now - still no go! Getting bored with it now. No so magical, eh?
     

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