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Why does the android youtube app load videos so slowly?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Kaoss, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Kaoss

    Kaoss Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 5, 2010
    EDIT: I only watch in HQ. but that shouldn't be an issue with 3G speeds.

    I'm on Verizon 3G with 700-900kb DL with the most recent version of the "official" Youtube app and the video will take 30 seconds to load, play for 30 seconds, load for 30 seconds, and play 30 seconds and on and on...

    I even pause the video for 2 minutes and when I press play it still only plays like 30-60 seconds and stops to load.

    I can play flash videos and they will only load once and play right through to the end but with this app it seems like they are purposely loading the videos in 30 second increments to discourage watching videos on 3G.

    Is everyone else having this issue? Is there a better youtube app in the market?

    Thank you for your help.


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