Something that I would like for the Youtube channel:
* an option in the Youtube channel "settings" that forces the video to play at the highest quality available ...
* or an option that forces it to play at a particular quality level (720p, for example) and if not available, play it at the best available quality.
Basically I noticed that the Youtube based 1080p showcase channel, forces 1080p quality for the available videos. I don't have to meddle with the Roku bit rate settings. Most of the time, it plays OK with some tolerable rebuffering at times.
On the other hand, the Youtube channel (I guess it relies on the default "bit rate" sensing algorithm of Youtube) always plays the videos at much lower quality. Even on my computer, I see that Youtube's automatic rate sensing algorithm is very conservative and I usually have to manually upgrade the video to HQ.
So it would be good if the channel could provide an option to override the default rate sensing and use the highest quality available.
Like I mentioned above, I don't want to change the Roku bit rate globally ... don't want all channels to be affected. Just need this for Youtube.
Unsure if this channel is still being updated but thought that I'd make a request anyway.