*TERRIBLE* Streaming Video Quality

Discussion in 'Android Audio and Video' started by entrepreneur724, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. entrepreneur724

    entrepreneur724 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    So I've been messing around with streaming video from major websites and apps, YouTube, TV.com, etc.

    With every site, the video is tiny (half the screen size but centered) and the quality is garbage (pixelated and grainy). I am used to an iPod touch where all the video, even streaming, is very smooth and polished.

    Is there a setting I'm not seeing that can alter the video, or just simply a way to make it full screen and gorgeous (smooth) like it should be?
     
  2. misaac

    misaac Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Kansas
    Ratings:
    +0
    The only thing I can think of is to hit the menu button while the video is playing, hit more, the select "watch in high quality".

    I'm guessing on this a little bit because I don't have my phone near me at the moment, but I'm pretty sure that's right.
     
  3. JhankG

    JhankG Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,090
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Summerfield, NC
    Ratings:
    +0
    *Smack*


    :motdroidvert::motdroidhoriz::motdroidvert:
     
  4. sillyrabbitt123

    sillyrabbitt123 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    891
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
  5. Guchi

    Guchi Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,074
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Ratings:
    +0
  6. entrepreneur724

    entrepreneur724 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    So that is great if you're on YouTube, but what about any other sites that stream video? Most of them do not allow you press the menu button for HD.
     
  7. bamfsig45

    bamfsig45 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    ICT
    Ratings:
    +0
    maybe when Flash 10.1 comes out this will change.
     
  8. JhankG

    JhankG Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,090
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Summerfield, NC
    Ratings:
    +0
    It is the fault of the website that is streaming the video if you are getting horrible quality (unless you are in an area where the coverage is not good). Nothing we can do about that other than contact the website and ask for it to be optimized for viewing on mobile phones.
     
  9. mjs31

    mjs31 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    NE Texas
    Ratings:
    +0
    Not the Droids issue. Contact the website.
     
  10. entrepreneur724

    entrepreneur724 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    This sounds about right. I guess I'll be sending some e-mails. :)
     
  11. snowman

    snowman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Tn.
    Ratings:
    +7
    bamfsig45, I'm with you on those thoughts it probably will take the flash update to fix it
     
  12. 640k

    640k Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Ratings:
    +0
    ^^ this.

    what people tend to forget is the iPRODUCTS limited resolution. video and gameplay may have seemed smoother on those Apple products, but you were dealing with less than half of the resolution of the DROID. most of those sites catered to iPRODUCTS, so all of their mobile streaming media was geared towards the lower resolution.

    there's nothing anyone can do about it until we get flash support or unless the sites change their settings.

    i do, however, wish there was hardware scaling on the DROID so we could fill the entire screen.
     
  13. Incognito631

    Incognito631 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Long Island
    Ratings:
    +0
    I cant believe I couldn't find more on this topic. I'm kinda upset how bad the video looks. The guy I work with is always watching stuff on his iphone and it looks good to me. It fills the screen. Looks pretty clear to me. When I go to the same sites I get not a full screen and the worst looking picture. It seems like half the resolution on the iphone video. I thought I could show off the video with the youtube clips but thats it?!!?
    I don't even watch that much youtube. I hope this gets resolved
     
  14. 640k

    640k Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Ratings:
    +0
    lol that's because the iphone is half the resolution of the DROID. the posts above clearly explain this.
     
  15. takeshi

    takeshi Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,581
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yup. It's like watching SD on an HDTV. It's going to look worse on the HDTV than the SDTV. That doesn't mean that the SDTV is better.
     
Search tags for this page

android full screen video terrible

,
android poor quality stream video
,
how to fix the video quality on and android
,
iphone video on android terrible quality
,
mlbtv bad flash
,
poor quality streaming from android to tv
,
poor video on mlbtv android
,

streaming tv from android to tv picture has bad video

,
video streaming quality android bad
,
why is the picture so grainy when streaming video on my htc