Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 9 Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 18171 times:
I'm having a weird problem with my ipod touch, I can't play any YouTube videos..it says "this movie cannot be played". It was working fine just minutes ago. I even reset the ipod but it says the same thing. Everything else works fine except the YouTube bit. Any ideas what could be causing this? Thanks in advance
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21652 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 18148 times:
Not a problem here. Have you searched for one specific clip or do all videos have a problem?
YouTube originally started with all its videos in the proprietary Flash format; Only when Apple pushed them specifically they started to re-encode many videos into the much better and standardized h.264 format which the iPhone and iPod Touch can play natively (but not Flash).
So Flash-only videos (which may still exist) will not play, but the already converted ones do. Have you tried "Featured Videos" in the YouTube app? These play without a hitch here.