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  1. ripkord

    ripkord Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is anyone absolutely gutted with the video quality and performace on iplayer? well, beebplayer more specifically.. Why does my year old iphone absolutely cane this phone at video when the Hero is faster? Any suggestions - seriosuly considering taking the phone back, video playback is a shambles.
     

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  2. mtomto

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    NOt just beeb player. All video playback sucks, compared to the iphone 2g 3g and 3gs. It has a crumby screen, it drops frames, and the beeb player is ludicrously pixilated, not a fun experience at all. (I converted video to the phones recomended playback specs, admitadly using class 4 micro sd card, still drop frames, couldn't handle fast/quick motion: eg. fast moving arm... ) Doesn't have a media player to play bbc mobile or many of the podcasts. It SUCKS... it is essentially still the magic, everyone seems to thnk that some magic update will be released that will fix ths, but i thnk that is just fanboyism (from which I was suffering) ...Great UI, though it stupidly doesn't automatically give the option to close programs from within them, (using taskiller all th etime gets annoying) crumby phone
     
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    Considering beeplayer is a compression of a compression of a compression and not offically from BBC, we should be glad to have it over nothing. I don't think the wifi quality is that bad, but seeing as how its not from BBC or T-Mobile or another carrier, I can see why the 3G quality is as unwatchable as it is. Streaming TV takes a lot of bandwidth to be decent, something no company involved is willing to pony up for just yet.
    As far as uploading your own vids? I've used the rec. settings from these forums and it works great from a variety of sources. I don't see the issue here. Would I want to output it to an HDTV? No way, but thats far from the point.
    The screen isn't the issue here, nor is the processor. Its the fact that there isn't dedicated software conversion with matching video app to make things optimal. You should have known this going in, its no secret. Also no secret are the specs of the Hero (you're right, it is the Magic + 2mp and Sense UI, but WE ALL KNEW THAT).
    I've only had the phone for 5 days now, but have had no problem whatsoever with background apps. Horribly written ones have slowed it down, but then again, they are horrible so I'm uninstalling them anyways. The only bit of lag I notice is sometimes when switching home panes, its take a half a sec to make the transition after I swipe. Not as fluid as the iPhone. But just as many others have said here: close down all but one app/process and run an Android phone and it is as snappy as the iPhone. Its a different beast, one thats more capable and the tradeoff is a bit of speed, but seriously, you don't think its more than worth it??
     
  4. ripkord

    ripkord Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah you make some good points, I'd love to see an official app, or mobile support. The iphone playing straight off the beeb website is fantastic. Not that I really watch anything, but its nice to look at! :)
     
  5. mtomto

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    should have known. Hah. I am the master of self deception. Still sending it back (sent it today) Bring on the snapdragon/tegra chips
     

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