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[Mega thread] why my youtube high resolution is 480p

  1. Dibyarup
    Cupcake Sep 24, 2020

    Dibyarup , via OnePlus Nord , Sep 24, 2020 :
    previously there is no issues to play youtube at1080p in nord.but recently there is no option to play the video at 1080p.what is the issue.plese help
     

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  2. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Sep 24, 2020

    camohan , Sep 24, 2020 :
    Hi there, I understand you are playing YouTube while on mobile data and not on wifi.
    If that's the case, Government of India has regulated or restricted steaming of youtube contents at 480p only.
    This is not a device specific issue.
    Hope this helps
     

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  3. Dibyarup
    Cupcake Sep 24, 2020

    Dibyarup , via OnePlus Nord , Sep 24, 2020 :
    I am playing it over wifi.
     

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  4. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Sep 24, 2020

    camohan , Sep 24, 2020 :
    That is not possible. Can you take a photo of the content and share?
     

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  5. Dibyarup
    Cupcake Sep 24, 2020


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  6. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Sep 24, 2020


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  7. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Sep 24, 2020


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  8. Dibyarup
    Cupcake Sep 24, 2020

    Dibyarup , via OnePlus Nord , Sep 24, 2020 :
    just 4 days old video
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  9. Dibyarup
    Cupcake Sep 24, 2020

    Dibyarup , via OnePlus Nord , Sep 24, 2020 :
    okey.thank you
     

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  10. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Sep 24, 2020

    the_o2 , Sep 24, 2020 :
    Same with this video,
    Watch any foreigners music video.

    Something going on with Indian's YouTube videos.


    Mostly videos are showing only 480p
    I watch Eminem's Godzilla is it showing at 1080P.
    I will check on other phones and confirm.

    Note: I have OnePlus 5 and using mobile hotspots as a Wi-Fi connection
     

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  11. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Sep 24, 2020

    camohan , Sep 24, 2020 :
    Ya. I played a song it was set to 360p as default but a 1080p version was available too.
     

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  12. Dibyarup
    Cupcake Sep 24, 2020

    Dibyarup , via OnePlus Nord , Sep 24, 2020 :
    there is no video at 1080p,I have played a lot
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  13. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Sep 24, 2020


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  14. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Sep 24, 2020

    the_o2 , Sep 24, 2020 :
    The F,

    It was showing 1080p as option when I checked first now it also restricted to 480p :tearsofjoy::sweatsmile:
     

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  15. roy.sayanton
    Froyo Sep 24, 2020

    roy.sayanton , via OnePlus Nord , Sep 24, 2020 :
    If you are using Hotspot of other mobile then it will be treated as metered connection. So you will get 480P streaming quality at max
    But if you use proper broadband connection that is unmetered connection then you will get 1080P streaming option.


    It's not an issue with your phone
    It's due to the wifi source !
     

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  16. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Sep 24, 2020

    the_o2 , Sep 24, 2020 :
    It was showing 1080p on mobile hotspots till yesterday, I don't have broadband connection.
    So I don't know something went wrong with YouTube today.
     

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  17. roy.sayanton
    Froyo Sep 24, 2020

    roy.sayanton , via OnePlus Nord , Sep 24, 2020 :
    Connect your wifi, then long press on that, change the connection type from automatic to unmetered connection


    Restart youtube , and try again !
     

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  18. dpenov
    Honeycomb Sep 24, 2020

    dpenov , Sep 24, 2020 :
    Youtube restricted the higher resolutions long ago because of covid19 since most people went to work from home. After that they allowed them. It seems such kinds of restrictions are placed in different places of the world at different times depending on the network traffic.
     

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  19. dpenov
    Honeycomb Sep 24, 2020

    dpenov , Sep 24, 2020 :
    Here is a screenshot from this Godzilla video on mobile data from Europe:
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  20. naheedmir
    Gingerbread Sep 24, 2020

    naheedmir , Sep 24, 2020 :
    Hi there,

    The issue you are discussing is that 1080p video is not displayed on youtube. The point is that there are some videos which by default don't fall in the range of 1080p. Another reason is the weak network connection. So, nothing wrong with your mobile phone.