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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by beachbritt, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. beachbritt

    beachbritt Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I just purchased an Epic less than 2 hours ago-I thought we went over everything in the store but as I am playing with it now I am finding things I do not like. I pulled up You Tube to watch a video and it is extremely grainy; I could watch better videos on my Blackberry! One of the main reasons I got the phone was so I coud view flash sites and that is not so great either. Any suggestions?
     



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  2. Steven58

    Moderator

    Welcome to Andoid Forums. I'll move your question to epic folks.
     
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  3. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Welcome to the Android Forums!
     
  4. beachbritt

    beachbritt Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you-I wasnt sure where to put that question!
     
  5. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    Hit menu/settings (if I recall correctly) and change it to high quality.

    Welcome aboard BTW! :)
     
  6. ovrrdrive

    ovrrdrive Android Expert

    If one of the main reasons you got an epic was to view flash websites then you didn't do your homework very well. Flash won't work very well at all until they release the 2.2 update which is being discussed in the big thread in the main discussion forum. It's kind of a sore spot among epic owners...
     
  7. jasonacg

    jasonacg Well-Known Member

    I also bought a new Epic just last week. As previously mentioned, most YouTube videos will work well if you press the MENU key and choose to view in high quality. This isn't the default setting, nor does there seem to be a way to make it the default. I have noticed, however, that HQ doesn't seem to work well on 3G. It's beautiful on 4G and WiFi. I made an iPhone owner jealous. :)

    Flash videos are a different story. I've had hit-and-miss success with the Skyfire browser. You can download it in the Market for free. It will recognize and play some Flash videos, but not all.

    Samsung has been notoriously slow to release new updates for their phones. I suffered through it with the Moment, and they haven't gotten much better on the Epic. I bought the Epic because it had features I wanted in a phone that the HTC models lack, but if there was a completely comparable phone to the Epic, that wasn't Samsung, I would have put my money there.
     
  8. MannyrtFresh

    MannyrtFresh Well-Known Member

    Change it to HIGH QUALITY!


    when playing YouTube videos on a phone it will always show the lowest quality available for faster loading but you can change it to HIGH QUALITY.
     
  9. jgirl65

    jgirl65 Newbie

    Thanks, that does work! I was wondering why some Youtube videos looked so poor but I don't watch them so often so it didn't bother me too much. Glad to know it will improve if we EVER get 2.2!

    Jamie
     
  10. pflol

    pflol Android Enthusiast

    If it's too annoying to hit menu and manually switch it everytime you can just install the APK so it has an HQ icon for easy toggling.

    Taken from(been using it on epic since launch): EVO YouTube apk (works on Droid, Nexus and Incredible) - Android Forums

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