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General Okay, my Droid Eris officially sucks now...

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  1. heyjoojoo

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    It can't seem to play a video smoothly without pausing. Slows my phone tremendously when videos are playing. Is there a specific format required or something?

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    sounds like you may need to root
     
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    Sounds like you need to be using a WiFi connection instead of the Mobile Network.

    Try it back and forth - playing the exact same video - and you will see that the stuttering comes from trying to run the feed across VZW's Mobile network

    It isn't always that way - it depends not only on your signal quality, but also how heavily congested your cell is with traffic (both CDMA and EVDO, as they are mutually exclusive).
     
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    Im not sure, but i think he may have been talking about like a .mp4 type of file that is saved locally on his phone.
     
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    Before I rooted (from the leaked 2.1) the YouTube app was horrible. After root, it plays perfect AND in high quality.

    Advantage: root. :D
     
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    Remove that app and your phone will run a lot more smoothly.

    You DO NOT need a task killer for any reason.
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    Such a bold statement. You got an article that explicitly says that with unequivocally irrefutable evidence?
     
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    That's exactly it. So annoying. My LG Dare had no problems... :(
     
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    I've done a root before but didn't really see any improvements... I used the Root posting from this site. The instructions seemed very easy to follow.
     
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    How large is the video resolution wise, and bit rate? The Eris has problems with videos over 320 x 480 (the phone's native screen size, it has to keep resizing every frame if they are too big), and you don't want the bit rate ridiculously high (2+ Mb/sec), since it can only read the memory card so fast. Besides at that low of a resolution, 1 Mb/sec is more than enough.

    I watched Pink Floyd The Wall on my phone, with no problems when I didn't have root. :)

    EDIT: Yeah I tested it, Pink Floyd The Wall is running at 464 x 208, at an average bit rate of 629 kbps. The CPU hovered around 50% usage with some 80% bursts, probably coming from a different app. I'm overclock to 710Mhz though.
     
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    Did you overclock afterwards? You can't go a whole lot higher, but you should get to about 700 or so easily.

    I doubt it will improve video that much. It should play it fine stock, though.
     
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    lol .. good to see you back, smacky. ;)
     

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