No option to play 60fps YouTube videos? Don’t worry, Google’s on it
We are all used to functionalities falling apart on YouTube, and the company then getting into action to fix things up at the soonest. One such new issue that has hit the service is related to the frame rate (fps) of YouTube videos.
Going by user reports, there’s no option to view 60fps videos in their original form – they are now only viewable in 30fps due to some glitch at YouTube’s end.
Not only viewers, but creators of the affected videos have bombarded the YouTube Help Forum with more than forty different threads (1,2,3,4,5 and rest) posted in past couple of days. Apart from that, user reports on Twitter also chime the same:
All my videos uploaded on youtube in the 1080p 60fps format have lost quality: they are in 30fps format now. Why this thing? What happened?
If it's a bug please correct this issue: by posting videos with the title "60fps" the public will think it's a clickbait video. @YouTube
— The KO Kid (@TheKOKid_YT) August 23, 2018
Youtube are fucking with people's 60fps videos, a shit ton of mine are now only running at 30fps.#YouTube
— Richard McGill (@CerbLetsPlay) August 23, 2018
Thought I was doing something wrong when YouTube wasn't showing my videos in 60fps. Turns out it's affected a lot of people smh. I hope they fix the glitch asap, a lot of videos have been put down to 30 fps randomly
— Davidoff Productions (@DavidoffFilms) August 23, 2018
So apparently, my most recent video was just downgraded from 720p 60fps to 720p 30fps. Fml pls fix @YouTube
— Brandon Garcia | DHS (@BrandonLGG) August 22, 2018
And the same can be seen highlighted across the online discussion forum Reddit as well.
Fix in works
Not to worry, as the matter has been officially acknowledged by YouTube on different platforms. While one of the Google employees (on the company’s official help forum) addressed the complainants saying:
Thanks for letting us know! We are aware and working to fix it. I’ll report back here once it’s fixed.
On micro-blogging site Twitter also, Team YouTube confirmed the same while reverting back to many of those affected.
Thanks for letting us know, we're looking into it!
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 23, 2018
Sadly, this is not the only problem currently plaguing YouTube.
Subscription feed broken
Another glitch that is being reported for quite some time is YouTube subscription feed showing incorrect stuff. Over past few weeks, complainants have routed to different online discussion platforms saying:
— holly 🌻 (@_hollife) August 24, 2018
— Alex the Rambler @i63 (@TheRambler146) August 21, 2018
— annsq (@ANNSQuake) August 16, 2018
Guys ive been seeing this for like 2 – 3 weeks now, i have to refresh like 5 times to see my subbox pic.twitter.com/KTi0PYrjqt
— Usman (@SKizzleAXE) August 24, 2018
Similar reports can be seen on Reddit as well.
What’s good is that YouTube is investigating this matter as well.
Thanks for letting us know, we're looking into it.
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 25, 2018
Latest BTS video not showing up in subscriptions
Apart from the above two, the third issue that’s catching heat at least on Twitter is YouTube not notifying some subscribers for BTS’s latest video. Looking at the popularity of this boy band and the number of those affected, the glitch becomes worth highlighting.
— Andrea (@thewishingspell) August 24, 2018
— 𝘫𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘺 ♡ 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙨𝙖𝙬 ˎˊ˗ GA 📌 (@sugalicking) August 24, 2018
— LovetoReader (@LovetoReader) August 24, 2018
— ᴬⁿˢʷᵉʳ ⁱˢ ᶜᵒᵐⁱⁿᵍ 💜 ᴬᵘᵍ – ²⁴✨ (@san_1429) August 24, 2018
I wonder why IDOL MV doesn't appear in my subscription box, it also doesn't appear in their VIDEOS tab, but it only appears in their HOME tab.
I also didn't receive a notification that ibighit uploaded any videos. pic.twitter.com/xdjrtFPA8y
— gajah supremacist 🐘 (@infiniteIyknj) August 24, 2018
#AnswerIsHere hey @TeamYouTube , I couldn't find "IDOL" in my subscription box and I didn't receive a notification from"iBigHit" channel until i checked the video manually despite the video being released 2 hours ago https://t.co/02JqSKoRYv
— Loveless act 5 (@PewD_THE_DARK) August 24, 2018
What’s good is YouTube is investigating what could be causing this.
Thanks for the info. We're currently looking into it. Appreciate your patience.
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 25, 2018
Just like YouTube has acknowledged the three issues quickly, we hope they also fix them with the same speed. Rest assured, we’ll keep you posted about the related developments.
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