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Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by HiPaul, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. HiPaul

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    can someone explain why youtube looks terrible on the G1. to be honest, i can't even use it at all. is there a way to watch it in "high quality" like on real youtube. i absolutely hate to say it, but it looks a lot better on the iphone
     

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    I've not had any problems. Are you using the youtube application or going to the site in the browser?
     
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    it just seems VERY pixelated.
     
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    I've heard that the only way to get good video quality is to use wifi. 3G is decent quality and edge is terrible
     
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    This is what I've read as well. Apparently there must be some sort of code in the youtube application (when you open youtube in the browser I believe it just uses the youtube app, so that's not a workaround) that dumbs down the video when using the 3g/edge services. I imagine it has something to do with limiting the bandwidth.

    It's unfortunate, but tmobile must have had something to do with it.
     
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    Youtube looks very good and no problems with it at all. I will check my settings and try different ones also and see what happens.

    Larry
     
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    Just whatever
    H-Town, sucka!
    I've noticed this too with some videos, not all though. I'll try it over a WiFi connection as recommended above and see what happens. Thanks!
     
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    Why would your connection have anything to do with it? It is downloading the video and playing/streaming it - are you telling me Google has 3 versions of the video stored on its servers? 1 for Edge, one for 3G and one for Wifi?

    I do not think so.
     

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