Springbok747
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Unable To Play Youtube Videos On Ipod Touch

Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:33 pm

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  Smile
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RE: Unable To Play Youtube Videos On Ipod Touch

Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:36 pm

Are you getting a strong enough wi-fi connection?
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RE: Unable To Play Youtube Videos On Ipod Touch

Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:17 am

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.
 
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RE: Unable To Play Youtube Videos On Ipod Touch

Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:23 am

Thanks for the replies guys.

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 1):
Are you getting a strong enough wi-fi connection?

Yup. Connection is not a problem as I can use the internet/check emails.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 2):
Not a problem here. Have you searched for one specific clip or do all videos have a problem?

All the videos seem to have the problem.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 2):
Have you tried "Featured Videos" in the YouTube app? These play without a hitch here.

Ok yeah, the featured videos play, but the ones I had bookmarked don't. They were working just a few hours ago, but they don't work now?  confused 
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RE: Unable To Play Youtube Videos On Ipod Touch

Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:32 am



Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 3):
Ok yeah, the featured videos play, but the ones I had bookmarked don't. They were working just a few hours ago, but they don't work now?

Then the YouTube server seems to have a problem with these videos right now. I'd just re-check them tomorrow.

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