Hero Does Better Than EVO, Watching YouTube Vids At Least


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  1. deedub

    deedub Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So here is the story. I'm at my local Sprint store fondling the new EVO and contemplating when I get an upgrade and maybe I should get one or should I wait or.....

    Anyway, the phone was fully functional and on 3G, so I thought I would check out YouTube. I brought it up and searched out a video I had watched before and cued it up. When it played, and for whatever reason, it had super resolution and looked great, but it would not play more than a few seconds without stopping then starting, stopping and starting again, etc.

    I thought this was pretty weird, so holding the EVO in my other hand, I pulled out my Hero and cued up the same exact YouTube video. When the vid played on the Hero the video guality and resolution were not as good as the EVO's, but it played perfectly and seamlessly all the way through, no starting and stopping at all.

    Go figure.

    Dave
     

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  2. joseamirandavelez

    joseamirandavelez Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps the EVO video is streamed at a higher resolution... Since it is on the same signal (3G) its gonna stutter...
     
  3. swazedahustla

    swazedahustla Well-Known Member

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    Not saying you are lying, but the title of this thread is definately a lie. I own both a hero and Evo, and did this exact same test 2 days ago. I just went to the youtube home page and picked a random video (coke and mentos's test or something like that) and picked both videos at the same time. Both phones were on 3G. EVO played the video with no buffering, and was done before the hero finished loading up the video.

    The moral of the story is, its not that in your situation the hero plays the video's better, it has to do with the signal. For some reason your hero was getting a better signal and was downloading more consistently. But in no way shape or form, does the hero run ANYTHING better than the evo. Just not technically possible. If you want I can capture this test on video and post it here too. Wont be till tonight though.
     
  4. Heaterz16

    Heaterz16 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, doing a test on ONE video isn't even a large enough sample to produce accurate results - also, you said you had already played it on your hero before. I did a random test with a buddy from work, both pulled up youtube, same video, neither phone had ever played it, and the Evo had been playing the video for 6 seconds before the hero even started playing it. There is no way the hero will outperform the Evo when it comes to speed.
     
  5. eyebeam

    eyebeam Well-Known Member

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    Well , I can tell you they look better than on the Moment for sure. And Mrs. eyebeam is pissed! :D
     
  6. deedub

    deedub Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  7. Lozer_Kid

    Lozer_Kid Well-Known Member

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    I used to hate my phone before the 2.1 because YouTube wouldn't work. Now after the 2.1 update, YouTube finally works on my phone, but now I hate YouTube. It's like a freaking waste of space on my phone since every single worth video to watch won't show up on the results videos, because the uploader wont allow their video to be played on mobile devices. Seriously? This goes mostly to music videos... Ugh...

    Tube Downloader used to work great because it would play almost all videos including the ones that were not allowed to be played on mobile devices. It used to work great until it got pulled out of the market, and the apk file installes the file, but it wont always comes up with not results on YouTube.... bahh! *dies*
     
  8. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

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    Lozer, download and install "Tube Droid". It works the same way as Tube Downloader :)

    I too was upset when Tube Downloader went down but I feel better again now that we have Tube Droid
     
  9. Lozer_Kid

    Lozer_Kid Well-Known Member

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    Where can you get it? It wont show up on the market
     
  10. eyebeam

    eyebeam Well-Known Member

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    I found it here. Not tested.

    TubeDroid | SlideME

    I think you have to download the SlideMe installer first to get stuff from here. The site is legit though...
     
  11. Lozer_Kid

    Lozer_Kid Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I should have asked this first. TubeDroid actually shows videos videos that normally won't show up on the results, but If you want to preview the videos you pretty much have to use the YouTube app and if they're blocked by the uploader, weather because of copyright ground or because they're blocked to prevent videos being played on mobile devices, then the videos wont play. However, the app does haven an option to download the videos to your SD card, which is pretty much the only way to view those blocked videos (well, NOT all of them), but at the same time its kind of an inconvenience because I really don't like taking that much space on my SD card with a video that I don't really wanna keep and downloading and deleting is kind of annoying.

    Does anyone know about any other app that will let you watch blocked Youtube videos without having to download videos to your SD card?
     

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