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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pdqgp, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. pdqgp

    pdqgp Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ever since I've gotten my Note 3, YouTube has been useless. I've had to adopt Video Tube which is another version/viewer.

    Problem is the videos on YouTube don't cache eve with plenty of wifi bandwidth and thus when I play them, videos play for 3-5 seconds then buffer, then play, then buffer, etc.

    Other video sites load just fine and lightening fast.


  2. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    Are you using the inbuilt YouTube app or the Web browser? The inbuilt YouTube app works fine for everything I've viewed on it, but the Web browser doesn't have native Flash support that alot of YouTube videos require.
  3. rabidtoad

    rabidtoad Lurker

    I was experiencing the same problem and had starting using pvstar as youtube replacement. After changing my dns server from google to opendns, the buffering problem on youtube is now gone. Go figure?
  4. pdqgp

    pdqgp Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Built in app, not the web browser

    My network at home is WOW Cable, aka Wide Open West and wirelessly is quite fast at 25Mbps down. Set to Automatic DNS and works great.
  5. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    That scuppers my quick fix. A weird one. Has it always behaved like this or is it recent? If recent it might be worth clearing the apps cache from application manager.
  6. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    I don't know if this is the issue or not, but make sure you have Smart pause turned off.

    It is in Settings, under Controls and then Smart screen.

    I had the problem and it was that, stopping the playing of youtube when my eyes wandered off the screen.
  7. richmatthews76

    richmatthews76 Well-Known Member

    I stream my playlist from my Note 3 to my smart TV works great. And yes I keep the Smart off. Off YouTube most of the time.
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  8. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    shot in dark...
    have u tried to upgrade youtube app??
  9. pdqgp

    pdqgp Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    ^^ hmmm....will try that. I did have Smart Pause, etc. on. Didn't notice any impact on other apps but we'll see......

    Looks to be up to date....how does one force an upgrade or a check on it's update being available? My apps via Play are set to update automatically.
  10. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    I think that, like multiwindow only works with some predetermined apps, that Smart pause can only affect certain apps, as well.

    Hope that fixes it for you! :)

    Edit: Also, the only version of youtube I can get the scrapbook to collect all the data of a youtube vid I am watching, a feature that was originally advertised, is the original one that came on the phone. I have uninstalled update to youtube because i want to retain that functionality.
  11. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    just look in the playstore. pull up the app. it will say if there is an update available.
  12. pdqgp

    pdqgp Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Closure.....turned out it must have had something to do with my router and or the cable company modem. I hard reset both and now it's fixed!

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  13. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I'm glad you got back to us pdqgp. I'm using YouTube and chrome right now and the stream is really smooth. Not that this matters but I'm using v5.1.10. I haven't updated YouTube in ages.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date was September 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 13MP camera, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 800 processor, and 3200mAh battery.

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