Apple TV not finding Videos on Youtube.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sneik, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2010
    My apple TV wont find some of the videos available on youtube.
    I tested it by typing exactly the same search in both apple tv and computer, and it will not find some of them. Does anybody know why?
  2. macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
    Good question. But it's even worse. I find that in my subscriptions certasin videos don't show up. Some take a whil to be made available, other just never show up.

    I am wondering if it is a problem of being rendered in HTML5? Some videos are coded for Flash while others remain in HTML5.

    Could be a reason.
  3. macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    As I understand it...uploaders can disallow certain platforms (such as mobile or ATV for example). You CAN see it on a computer, but not the other methods of YouTube transmission.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2006
    Any video that's been flagged for copyrighted content, but that is still on YouTube thanks to revenue sharing deals, won't show up in searches on Mobile devices or Apple TV. That's because these devices can't display the Ads keeping them up online. Videos containing music from Universal is a good example of this.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2007
    Colchester, UK.
    i what

    same deal with your (i) phone / pod / pad - all kinds of restrictions going on.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2010
    Could also be related to poor internet connection on the AppleTV. Are you running wired or wireless?
  7. macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    It's not. YouTube does indeed restrict distribution to ATV (and mobile devices stated above).
  8. macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2010
    It does, but, the AppleTV also seems to be less able to cache as well as a 'real' computer, which sometimes affects playback when the wireless signal is poor.

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