Bad YouTube video quality!!!

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  1. EARL97850
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    I searched the topic to no avail...so go easy on me if I missed the already discussed topic.

    While watching YouTube videos through the app on the iPad I noticed that the quality is not even close to "HD". What gives? I thought that the quality would be better than I'm getting.

    Ant help would be appreciated.

    Cya
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    Are you watching yotube via 3G or wifi? When I watch via 3G, I do notice alot of pixelation.
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    My son's IPad 2 Youtube video quality is very very good on my WiFi network at home. I was actually impressed by how well they looked!
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    is this with all (or a lot) of youtube movies or just some?
    I noticed that a lot of youtube movies are very bad conversions of the original video material...
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    Don't keep them to yourself, Earl. Give us a title or link to one you're not happy with and we can see if it's bad for us too, or not.
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    If it's through 3G it's likely your provider is compressing the data. Mobile operators HATE YouTube due to it's potential to use massive amounts of data effortlessly.
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    Ok...I checked the videos again today using wifi and the quality is much better. I myself wouldn't think that wifi would give you a better quality video.

    The router I have at home is provided by the service provider and I know it is not that good or fast. I'm going to have to look into getting a better router.

    Thanks again for the help!!!

    Cya
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    I was checking out some saltwater aquariums since I'm thinking about getting into that again, so it was just random videos but the quality just plain SUCKED!!
    I'm not home right now so I checked out some of those same videos again on wifi and the quality is a whole lot better.

    I gotta get me a better router.

    Cya
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    wifi is always better than 3G. It always will be.

    WIFI ='s quality...3G ='s convenience.
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    The faster the internet connection, the better the quality will be.
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    so true^ same is gonna happen to u for Netflix
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    Great tips about wifi over 3g...I'll keep that in mind.

    Cya
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    In general YouTube will always have a higher quality over Wifi then with 3G, because the youtube app automatically chooses a lower resolution when using 3G. It doesn't even matter, how fast or slow 3G is, the quality is always reduced. This is always true, unless the iPad is jailbroken and an app such as My3G is used, which simulates apps that it is connected to a wifi network, while it is actually using 3G.
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    So this apps tricks the network to make it think it is using wifi, but really 3G? And it would be free? The 3G, not the app.;)
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    Yes and no. My3G tricks the apps installed on the iPad into thinking that they are using Wifi. But it doesn't mean free internet, you still have to pay for the 3g connection. The apps purpose is to simulate a wifi connection, because not all apps work over 3g (Facetime only works over wifi) and other apps reduce the quality (Youtube only streams high quality videos via wifi).
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    Oh. Okay....this is going in my notes.;)
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    Saltwater aquariums huh? I had a 500 gallon tank for about 4 years. Great hobby. I now watch my former inhibitants on a screensaver :eek:
    If you want a real tank, go for it, it's a great hobby! But also be prpared for some real time investments. But you've already been there?

    Meanwhile, enjoy the vids on wifi!

    Grtz,

    Patrick
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    thanks for the links :)
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    ..noticed useless crap quality only when lunched from iPads2 own "YouTube" applet. Starting "YouTube" from the browser (Safari)
    makes a huge different. Non of the services (3G, Wifi, E) effects the movie quality at all.
    This is my situation!
    Hope I could help somewhat:)))

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