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  1. PattiCakeUS

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    I don't watch a lot of videos on my phone, but just recently I've watched a few & they're very pixelated. One was a short video I received by text, & just this morning I watched 2 short videos on Facebook, & all are so pixelated they look terrible. These are all 30 seconds or less.

    I've used this phone to watch shows or movies on Netflix (but not recently) & I remember them starting out pixelated & correcting themselves in less than a minute - but is there a setting somewhere that might improve these short videos?

    My brother is in the Caribbean right now, posting videos that sound cool, but I can't really see anything due to the pixelation [emoji53]
     

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    Ok, maybe this has nothing to do with my phone... I'm at work but just logged on to Facebook & the videos are pixelated on my work PC, too.
     
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    Garbage in -> garbage out. :D

    Also, in order for a video to fit into a text message it's got to be pretty heavily compressed. I'm not surprised that it came through pixelated.
     
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    Hey! The text video was my guy showing off his pull up strength at the fair, not garbage [emoji12]

    But I definitely agree about the Facebook stuff!
     
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    It may be that facebook is reducing quality when it detects a slow connection. I know that the BBC catch up video service does that.
     
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    I know VLC has settings for just about everything.
     
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