Slow YouTube Connection

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    The performance I'm getting with Youtube on my iPad is slower than on my MacBook Pro. Any ideas for speeding it up?
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    That's the iPAD way.
    It is a much slower computer then the MacBook, and many others.
    I see it all the time.
    If you get a very fast internet connection, it will compensate for the weakness in power.
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    Mine was the same way before I up my Internet speed. Plays instantly.
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    I disagree. I had a great connection before doing the latest software update, and now YouTube barely plays videos for me. Anyone know if that update can screw things up? It has completely derailed my connectivity.
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    I would try going somewhere before assuming its the internet guys, go to an internet cafe, see if the problem persists, if it does, take your ipad in to an apple store and see if they can help you. The update has given me no issues.
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    I have cox communications and their 55mbps connection. I have a Netgear wireless N router WNR3500L and I experience piss poor youtube performance. Vevo HD plays fine, Hulu plus plays fine. Its the youtube app.

    Ive tried the DNS server trick using open DNS and Googles DNS servers and it is still the same result.

    Definitely the iPad youtube app.
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    I am getting this as well.....both on my AppleTVG2 and my iPad and iPhone 4.....yet my iMac has no problem whatsoever.

    The only common thing is all of those devices except for my iMac of course, all have 4.2.1
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    18mbps cable.

    Netflix. Hulu. All stream instantly without any issues.

    YouTube however issues like above.
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    Happens to me on m.YouTube.com too, so it may be and overall youtube thing as a whole.
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    Also true.
    In my mornings here (GMT+2) YouTube runs great . Comes evning and it becomes very slow - It is the time every one in GMT+9 comes to work and open up the desktop at work and suft the net with YouTube.
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    youtube is an embarassment on ipad and iphone. :D

    they run faster on a nokia cellphones!
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    Google conspiracy!
    We demand the truth.......
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    As far as connections on you tube or any other videos, videos play almost instantly. The quality depends on the video. You tube on my iPad and iPhone 4 are much better than apple tv2 but my connection is pretty fast.
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    Exactly the same for me....I am surprised that that there isnt more of an outcry on this!
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    No kidding, i stream a 22 minute show from Hulu with an "occasional" buffer depending on which of my kids is connected to my wifi. But I cant stream 3 minute video off YouTube.
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    I have had the same issue as peled, it gets slower in the evening. I have noticed however that the wireless baby monitor in our house interferes with the wireless signal from the router, as they use the same frequency. This can also happen with cordless phones and other wireless devices. Other than that, could it be that the videos on youtube were different file types when loaded up and ipad has a problem with some of those types?
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    I am still surprised that this is not a MAJOR issue with the iPad and something discussed more.
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    Syncing seems to mess with YouTube speeds

    I was having same issues with iPad YouTube, but after restoring to factory settings it was fine - YouTube was just as good as on any other similar device over wifi.

    BUT - when I synced to my iMac I experienced the same problem again.

    Anyone had a similar experience?

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