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Youtube app only doing 720p....
Disk-buffering is a workaround and not a real solution for the very same reasons we don't buffer to disk by default for the normal video cache. It can sometimes dramatically shorten the life span of the memory used, such as flash memory, and many devices only have a few gigs of extra memory free on the local drive. My iPad (which runs Kodi wonderfully) only has less than 2GB at any given moment. I have a few Android devices in the same boat. Kodi does not handle running out of internal memory very well in the middle of video playback. At best the vide simply stops, at worst it will crash. It also wouldn't allow for file seeking before the that portion of the video was loaded (and all the video in between). Finally, it would only fix DASH streams via add-ons, and in a way that each add-on has to handle their own individual file cache.

There's a difference between "it can be done" and "it can be done correctly in a sane way that isn't ass backwards". Don't call people liars or say they are doing the community a disservice because they don't want to spend their free, unpaid time working on a dead-end hacky solution.

As far as the developers and support members of Team Kodi are concerned, this is a Kodi issue. The plan is to add DASH support to Kodi, properly.

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Youtube app only doing 720p.... - by JQLeitch - 2014-08-16, 17:12
RE: Youtube app only doing 720p.... - by orby - 2014-08-17, 10:43
RE: Youtube app only doing 720p.... - by Ned Scott - 2015-02-04, 19:21

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