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Youtube Mobile Gets HTML5 Update, Displays Higher Quality Video than Built in App

I’ll admit, I think Apple’s built in Youtube app is kind of wonky at times. Sometimes video doesn’t buffer even if it’s lower quality, or I get kicked out for some reason. But no matter, Safari never fails me! Youtube’s new mobile website displays higher resolution video than Apple’s built in application, and it works on everything from iPhones to Androids.

TechCrunch reports on (Youtube project manager) Andrey Doronichev’s explanation of the mobile youtube experience,

Most important, the video quality of the web application was leaps and bounds ahead of the iPhone app — Andrey explained that this was because the iPhone app still uses a video streaming format that was developed for Edge, not 3G. Video on the HTML5 app looked much better, and was snappier to boot.

Just visit m.youtube.com in your mobile browser to get hands on! Check out more at the source link below.

[via TechCrunch]

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