Wily2020, 04 Oct 2020Issue is that YouTube videos above 1080p only supports Google own codec. YouTube experience al... moreI don't care what excuse you make. It works on every other platform -> therefore it's clearly Apple issue.
I don't care if Apple was too "brave" not to pay 1$ for codec support ...
But anyway, they finally "fixed" it in iOS 14 ... it took them just what ... iOS 9 to iOS 14 to support basic stuff?
Fearghast, 04 Oct 2020It's always funny to hear excuses why my iPad Pro could not play YouTube in higher resolu... moreIssue is that YouTube videos above 1080p only supports Google own codec. YouTube experience always been limited for Apple users, Google does that because Apple is their biggest competitor. Apple want to use HEVC which is better and more efficient and takes lot less space. For example Apple TV+ 4K videos/movies are best quality 4K content out there.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2020You people do realise that Youtube belongs to Google and the codec used for 4K on youtube is p... moreIt's always funny to hear excuses why my iPad Pro could not play YouTube in higher resolution than just 1080p ... even when screen is 1440p capable and you can connect external 4K screen.
The real issue here is that it's no issue to anything BUT Apple products.
I hope there is a breakthrough in AV1 Technology.
It's superior to H265 but it's a catastrophically long encoding times.
Also there is no Software Decoder yet and so the Hardware decoder too.
Maybe we can expect it in 5 years time.
Apple 4K TV can now play 4K?!?
Android.Master, 04 Oct 2020That's what I am saying, everything is 4-5 years late. Android already has 8k video sup... moreI don't have that technology yet, so I can't say. Lol. Only 4k tv's here. Fhd+ phone.
my sony xperia z5 premium says hi...
You people do realise that Youtube belongs to Google and the codec used for 4K on youtube is proprietary format (aka only used by Google) right? Of course Android devices have support for this. Android=Google=Youtube
HEVC is the standard but google doesn't want to pay the license. It was a way to force people to download Chrome (which was initially the only browser to support VP9. Still the only way to watch 4K and beyond on Macs).
What's funny is that HEVC is superior and even pixel phones record in HEVC only. It's all about licensing (for Google) and litigation/agreements (for Apple).
Long story short Google is being fragmented here and Apple well is being Apple. The consumers are the ones missing out and both companies are to blame.
But in all fairness, there are no iOS or iPadOS devices that have 4k resolution so it's a non issue. You can watch 4K on Macs and let's be honest people who have a 4K apple tv use it on 4K tvs which all have the youtube app installed and can playback 4K from there.
AnonD-940827, 04 Oct 2020Congratulations Apple. Took you only 4 years? HmmNext in line :
Periscope zoom - Year 2022.
Full screen no notch display - Year 2025.
960fps & above slow motion recording - Year 2026.
Dedicated cooling - Year 2028
100W charging - Year 2030.
Fully functional widgets - Year 2030.
First Foldable iPhone - Year 2032
RGB glowing fruit logo at the back - Year 2035.
Gaming specific iPhone - Year 2040.
Expandable storage (will only accept proprietary Apple microSd cards) - Year 2045.
Seamless connectivity without requiring iTunes - Year 2070.
AnonD-940827, 04 Oct 2020Congratulations Apple. Took you only 4 years? HmmThat's what I am saying, everything is 4-5 years late.
Android already has 8k video support in YouTube.
Congratulations Apple. Took you only 4 years? Hmm