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Video on the iPad 3G is Downsampled, Unavailable

Video on the iPad 3G is Downsampled, Unavailable

Posted April 30, 2010 at 11:53pm by iClarified · 7153 views
Reports are coming in that video over the cellular network on the iPad 3G is being downsampled for apps like Netflix and YouTube, and even unavailable for apps like ABC player.

According to iLounge, the ABC player flat out refuses to work displaying a message that says, "Please connect to a Wi-Fi network to use this application. Cellular networks are not supported at this time."

They also note that YouTube is displaying videos at a "dramatically lower resolution."

AT&T has indicated that the downsampling is not their doing. "It’s just a question for Apple."

Business Insider's Dan Frommer has since tweeted that the ABC is wifi only on purpose. I believe rights play a role. (they’re different on wifi vs 3G) sounds dumb but true. abc told me “the decision was based on a variety of business and technical considerations.” but no details

[Engadget] [iLounge] [TechCrunch]



Video on the iPad 3G is Downsampled, Unavailable
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Ivan
Ivan - May 1, 2010 at 9:50am
That is why I got the wifi model with MyWi on my iPhone, no restrictions or resolution issues:)
cobra85ec
cobra85ec - May 1, 2010 at 4:31am
Unlimited my a$$ That y I use a nexus 1 on t-mobile and just tether..
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