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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-10-2009
My Device: 9000

Watching Youtube

Hi there,


Could someone help to verify whether ALL of the below scenarios are normal? I have gone through several threads but none seem to describe the below symptoms...


1. With TCP/APN settings left BLANK:


Attempting to play a video on m.youtube.com prompts a switch to WAP for media streaming, then launches the media player, but the video fails to stream/play at all.


2. With TCP/APN settings entered (e.g. "internet", or the carrier-specific APN):


Similarly prompts a switch to WAP streaming, launches the media player, then the BIS status indicator (where the signal strength bars are displayed) GOES OFF, and the video streams/plays successfully.


2A. The BIS status indicator does not return until you exit to the Home Screen:


During this period, web pages do not load, appearing to wait indefinitely. In other words, surfing is unresponsive/slow after exiting a video.


Are these behaviors right or am I missing something?


Handset: BlackBerry Bold on 4.6

Context: Video streaming on 3G (not Wi-Fi)
Browser: Internet Browser
Support Embedded Media: Yes
Browser Identification: BlackBerry


Side question: What does it mean to have to switch to WAP for video streaming? That the data transferred is chargeable in addition to data over BIS?