I'm going through ups and downs with YouTube videos.
After 3.0.4 update my high motion HD vids were playing *horribly* even stuttering at
480p. A slide show at 720p.
I shutdown/restarted, cleared browser cache and cookies and things got a lot better in
terms of smoothness of playback, although it still buffers the videos very slowly as
though it's out of bandwidth. But testmy.net shows 10Mbit/s downstream from
the internet to my Touchpad, and other computers on the local network can buffer
the same YouTube vids that fast (several times faster than playback speed),
so the bottleneck seems to be within the Touchpad.
It acts like playback and buffering are competing for cpu cycles.
I've had a couple 720p vids play ok since then, but many still play really badly
(compared to 3.0.2).
On a side note, there are beta versions of UberKernel (@1.5Ghz) and F4 Phantom
(up to 1.9Ghz) in the beta kernel feeds, and I just tried both to see if it would
help the Flash video playback (was running Uberkernel before). Both
have made the UI and app loading lightning quick, but all flash video playback is
dreadful, even worse than stock 3.0.4 Kernel. It's as though hardware acceleration
has been completely disabled. I hope someone in the Beta group
notices this before they try to release UberKernel.
Update.. OC Kernels are known to be broken. http://forums.precentral.net/webos-i...ml#post3213413