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Smart TV UE32F5500AW Youtube pair buffering

by fellowstranger / November 10, 2013 6:43 PM PST

Hi, i have a Smart TV UE32F5500AW with newest firmware 1114. When i use youtube app directly from TV it works perfect, videos play nice without buffering.

I have paired my Samsung Galaxy S2 with my TV. When i want to play a youtube clip from phone it works but TV buffers a lot, like every 15 seconds. I also paired my laptop with the tv, same problem.

So conclusion is: youtube app directly from tv plays good but when used with paired device it buffers a lot. I wonder why because paired device only tells tv what clip to play, right? Or is it streamed through paired device?
Thanks.

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This it true.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2013 12:28 AM PST

If you check out the current discussions about moving video of WiFi you should discover it's an early feature or a work in progress. I don't know if I could write all that's going on here but the amount of data to be moved is more than the link so you get buffering.

As to your "tell the tv what to play" that is the approach the ChromeCast took.

Sorry but all this is part of a very long discussion but it's possible the makers will someday have to make a choice and that could be to create a walled garden. That is, never allow any leading edge idea because it may not work for everyone. Maybe in consumer products that would be a good thing.
Bob

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so there is no solution right now?
by fellowstranger / November 11, 2013 3:16 AM PST
In reply to: This it true.

I just want to understand how it works. In the mean time i also tried "Youtube remote" app but the problem still exists. Tomorrow i will bring a long enough ethernet cable to connect my tv to router and will check if buffering occurs on wired connection too.

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I'm guessing that
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2013 3:32 AM PST

You are not using a remote control app but actually moving video to phone and TV at the same time. If you use the remote control app then that's different than presented.

Also, the method Google used with its Chromecast does work because it's sending a command to the dongle to play this or that and not soaking the network with "get this from youtube to my phone and then from my phone to the tv..." what a huge hit on network speed solution.

I think you bring up a good point. That is, should the makers black out anything cutting edge?
Bob

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