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Old January 4th, 2011, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why does Youtube lag/pause/freeze on the EVO

No matter how good my reception is whenever I play Youtube videos (or any videos on the net for that matter) they always freeze/pause. I see the red indicator and it hardly moves and when it does the vidoe catches up to it and then it freezes again. This is so annoying and embarrassing as i was showing my friend a video on Youtube and it paused. Then he whips out his Iphone 4 and it plays smoothly all the way through.

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Old January 4th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My guess is reception isn't as good as you think. The only time my evo does this is on 3g with weak service. 4g or wireless it never happens.
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remember..reception and signal/network QUALITY are two separate things.

You can have full bars, standing on the tower itself and it will mean absolutely nothing if Sprint's network quality is lacking at that moment

update your prl and profile , also try it on a good working FAST wifi connection
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The same thing happens on my Samsung intercept. It only started happening after I upgraded to the newest android version.

And it does still pause and freeze on wifi.
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remember..reception and signal/network QUALITY are two separate things.

You can have full bars, standing on the tower itself and it will mean absolutely nothing if Sprint's network quality is lacking at that moment

update your prl and profile , also try it on a good working FAST wifi connection
Thanks for your comment. I see what you're saying, but why should i have to connect to Wifi when my friend whipped out his iphone4 and played the exact same video all the way thru?
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I live right next to three towers ( closest is 2,700 ft away )
YouTube is a f-ing joke. The phone buffers literally every three seconds.
The other guys don't seem to have any problems at all.
I guess you get what you pay for.
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i use youtube almost everday for 1/2hr i get for lunch. usually watching videos that are anywere from 5-20mins in length. and it almost never pauses or freezes. and the few times that it had thoes issues was most likely due to heavy rain. i love the way my evo runs youtube.
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I live right next to three towers ( closest is 2,700 ft away )
YouTube is a f-ing joke. The phone buffers literally every three seconds.
The other guys don't seem to have any problems at all.
I guess you get what you pay for.
Exactly. I dont even pull my phone out to play videos anymore.
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Same here! after the latest update most of the videos either don't play (get the msg "there was an error loading this video" ...and I have to click on it several times to reload until it plays, this is more frequent now than before the update both on WiFi and 3G, Sprint's 4G in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area is very spotty, haven't been able to use 4G except for about 10min in 6months (and yes, I'm paying the $10 xtra a month for it!!)
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You Tube plays perfectly on my EVO.
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Same here. YouTube doesn't buffer very quickly / at all for me, and the end result is multiple pauses in videos.
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I must say I have the sam issues, either error, or terrible lag and freezes. I was showing a 720p video and it kept freezing in a meeting so while I was waiting for it to buffer, someone else pulled out a blackberry bold and played it flawlessly, embarrassing to say the least.
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My wifes EVO plays Youtube videos perfectly too.
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Thanks for your comment. I see what you're saying, but why should i have to connect to Wifi when my friend whipped out his iphone4 and played the exact same video all the way thru?
The fact that it is a ip4 has nothing to do with it. At that spot he is just getting better signal quality from att than you are from sprint.

I like many others rarely have issues. When you experience this imediately run a speedtest at dslreports.com or with the speedtest app. I bet you will find low speeds in conjunction with your issue.

For resolution try updating your prl and contact sprint. At times the have tower issues that they have no idea about until someone calls.

For those that posted they have the issue on all connection types....update prl, clear data for youtube. Still having issues...factory reset. If it continues after that, take phone in to a repair center.
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The fact that it is a ip4 has nothing to do with it. At that spot he is just getting better signal quality from att than you are from sprint.

I like many others rarely have issues. When you experience this imediately run a speedtest at dslreports.com or with the speedtest app. I bet you will find low speeds in conjunction with your issue.

For resolution try updating your prl and contact sprint. At times the have tower issues that they have no idea about until someone calls.

For those that posted they have the issue on all connection types....update prl, clear data for youtube. Still having issues...factory reset. If it continues after that, take phone in to a repair center.
Thanks and I will try everything that you are saying, but to add to the bolded...we were standing next to each other.
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Its two completely different carriers....two completely different networks. You can be sitting on top of each other....pushing your phones screen to screen and it wouldnt matter.



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Default Not being able to play Youtube videos without lag/pause/freeze

It does not, SHOULD not matter where I am standing. My evo is supposedly one of the most advanced phones out right now yet it cant play a lowly youtube video without freezing. I am paying almost $100 a month and playing a 2 min video on youtube whenever I feel like it should be the LEAST this phone can do.
Getting very annoyed with this.
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