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How to set Youtube high quality(perm)?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by josh0875, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. josh0875

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    Does anyone know how to set youtube to always run in "high-quality mode"? It will be more confortable to set it once and forget it.
     

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  2. mxrider821

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    i dont think there is a way but if there was i would also like to know
     
  3. square

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    i thought mine always did.
     
  4. Golden Falcon

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    At the moment the native youtube app that ships with Android 2.0 doesn't allow you to do that.

    When you are using 3G, the youtube app will stream in normal quality.
    When you are using WiFi, the youtube app however will switch to High Quality by default.

    If you want this kind of option you have to download some kind of 3rd party youtube app from the market :)
     
  5. square

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    ah...i guess i've only used it with wifi.
     
  6. Mapex

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    I think if we can trick the device, or at least the YT app, into thinking you are running Wi-Fi, you can achieve the same effect without actually having to turn on your Wi-Fi.
     
  7. jeepguy_1980

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    Please use better thread titles in the future.
     
  8. krichek

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    Funny how a simple question mark can make all the difference huh? ;)
     
  9. bluenik25

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    Any progress on keeping YouTube high quality using 3g?
     
  10. MysteryloverAnne

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    Has anyone tried any 3rd party YT apps? Which ones? Do you like?
     
  11. nateo200

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    Was about to post a thread on this then saw this thread. I hate bragging about my $600 phones HHHYYYUUUUUUGGGGGEEEE Screen but not having wifi to really show it off in youtube.....grrr...some videos flat out blow when streaming over 3G....
     
  12. rawness

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    Thread titile got me again with the bump :(

    You can manually set it to high quality on 3G, you know?
     
  13. lekky

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    how?
     
  14. IOWA

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    Ive never had a problem streaming 3G on my phone for youtube.
     
  15. lekky

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    its not the streaming, its the quality of the streaming over 3G
     
  16. mrthundercleese

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    Code monkey
    Menu->Watch In High Quality.
     
  17. lekky

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    hah, im sure that wasnt there last time i looked :/

    To clarify for others.

    Start Video > menu > more > watch in high quality

    Cheers mrthundercleese!
     
  18. marvinrock

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    After a few searches on the forum couldn't find any other big threads on this. It's now a few months later (sorry bump), has anyone found an app that would just automatically do this? I do a search for YouTube on the market and I get a million different lyric apps. Is this something that's being addressed? I imagine it isn't as it would cost verizon more bandwidth and more money, so they probably don't mind that it's a HUGE hassle to put videos in high quality, after pressing the three different buttons per video, I then have to wait for the video to now reload.
     
  19. lekky

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    I don't think its possible :(
     
  20. marvinrock

    marvinrock Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I know it's possible to do with rooting, I just have no desire to root, I'll hold out for another option. Even just an app that mimics the youtube app with just that one setting an option.
     

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