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Dec 18 2008
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Why Cant I Watch HD Youtube Videos on My PS3 Web Browser??

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i have a 1080p TV and the video is just normal quality...heres a link to a HD(High Definition 720p) video on youtube;

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P6kswFyiqY&fmt=22

 

 

by the way i have 2.52 update installed and pretty sure 2.52 came with flash 9...so did 2.53 make any difference?

 

 

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Re: Why Cant I Watch HD Youtube Videos on My PS3 Web Browser??

Dec 18, 2008

When you click the "watch in HD" option nothing happens or was it encoded for HD and uploaded to youtube that way?

 

I'm cusrious cause I haven't come across the option on some of the stuff I watch. I do know the browser is finicky and after watching one or two vids, I get an network error and have to reload the browser 

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Re: Why Cant I Watch HD Youtube Videos on My PS3 Web Browser??

Dec 18, 2008

Grandizer wrote:

When you click the "watch in HD" option nothing happens or was it encoded for HD and uploaded to youtube that way?

 

I'm cusrious cause I haven't come across the option on some of the stuff I watch. I do know the browser is finicky and after watching one or two vids, I get an network error and have to reload the browser 


usually nothing happens when i click hd on the video...and under the video where it should say "watch in hd"...it isnt there...

 

but the link is strait to the HD...with the "&fmt=22" on the end which is HD format...and still the video plays normal quality...

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Re: Why Cant I Watch HD Youtube Videos on My PS3 Web Browser??

Dec 18, 2008
I gave up on attempting to stream HD media such as game trailers/movie trailers a long time ago. I don't believe the PS3 can even handle it honestly. I have a wireless N router with Roadrunner Turbo Internet Connection. I also have a direct wired connection going to the PS3 because wifi drops down the speed going to the PS3 significantly. Its definitely not my side. LoL !
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Re: Why Cant I Watch HD Youtube Videos on My PS3 Web Browser??

Dec 18, 2008
New HD link: &fmt=6 Works for me.
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Dec 18, 2008

720p HD will work on a 50Mb/s wifi router but you have to shut down all other traffic ( turn EVERY OTHER PC off and turn off the encryption on the Wifi off completely. like any ones going to do that...  ) The routers start to remove bandwidth from the media servers connection if you don't. 1080p trailers need the proper developed N speed routers or a direct 100Mb/s connection. this is because 1080p will spike the bit rate beyond the 150Mb/s when streaming with all the data going out to the DLNA client running on the PS3. 

 

of course the 1Gb/s direct connection from PC to 1Gb/s router to the PS3 has none of these problems with near instant play back.

 

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Dec 19, 2008
Ps3's internet browser wasn't the best but hopefully in later updates they make it good
Put a stop to it agent P

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Jan 23, 2009
I'm trying to steam in HD right now, anyone else have luck doing so...either on youtube or another site? Thanks!
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Re: Why Cant I Watch HD Youtube Videos on My PS3 Web Browser??

Jan 23, 2009

Mayd4Life wrote:
I gave up on attempting to stream HD media such as game trailers/movie trailers a long time ago. I don't believe the PS3 can even handle it honestly. I have a wireless N router with Roadrunner Turbo Internet Connection. I also have a direct wired connection going to the PS3 because wifi drops down the speed going to the PS3 significantly. Its definitely not my side. LoL !
Just because you have Broadband, doesn't mean you can stream HD, nor does having a Wireless N router somehow make things stream better.  I'm still bumming around on a mixed-mode 802.11g Router with Hacked Firmware, and I can stream DVD Quality content (complete with surround sound soundtrack) to my PS3 without a hitch (Laptop Media Server is WiFi, PS3 is Fast Ethernet 100Mbps).  As for HD Trailers and Content, I can usually stream it pretty easily from a website so long as the video format is PS3-compatible, but then again, my Broadband connection is a 12000/768 pipe over Fiber.
 Just because you have "Broadband", doesn't magically make HD streaming possible.  In fact, many "Broadband" basic packages top out under 1Mbps, which is paltry, particularly for DSL Connections on the cheap.  Cable Companies have increased download bandwidth over the years, but a basic connection still tops out at 3Mbps if you're lucky - a far cry from the 7Mbps bitrate of many high quality H.264 HD Videos with Stereo sound (Like the ones you'd snag off iTunes; you know, the janky-looking videos, if you've ever seen a BD Movie).  Likewise, not even Wireless N is capable of effeciently streaming HD of any sort - WiFi has a high rate of packet loss compared to a wired connection, after all.
As for the OP, the answer to your YouTube problem lies in the same reason why the South Park Studios website won't work - Sony doesn't -fully- support Flash 9, only a reduced functionality version of it that works with many mainstream sites (YouTube SD, Hulu, AdultSwim, etc).  Until and unless full Flash support is added, or YouTube changes how HD streams are displayed, you won't be able to access them from your PS3.

 

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Mar 1, 2009

 is the ps3 browser in hd anyways

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