YouTube Audio Quality Annoyances 2019-01-26 04:04:55 I've asked this in the YouTube forum itself and have yet to receive a response. Anyway, here it goes.. I have a YouTube premium subscription. I'll be listening to a song in the YouTube music app on my phone. Hours later, I'll need to charge my phone ,so I plug it in and then cast whatever song that was playing to my Xbox one. It works good for what it does however the problem is that, when doing this.. The bitrate drops from 256kbps AAC (audio 141)to 128kbps AAC (audio 140). This is regardless of connection speed, quality settings etc. Why is this? This is a very annoying issue and I see it as an impediment to the maximum enjoyment of a YouTube premium subscription, especially since I can easily discern and get annoyed by the missing audio information as a result. This issue also presents itself when watching music videos in the YouTube apps on Xbox or mobile. Watching the Same music video in a web browser renders the correct audio codecs (opus 251 or m4a 141). Why is this even present?