Frontrow and Youtube

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Cabbit, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    hi all is there a way to link youtube into frontrow, it make so much sence to me to do so. being able to watch the next episode of chad vader on my mac mini form the comfert of my bed with the remote control makes so much sence to me.
     
  2. mfInc macrumors member

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    This honestly sounds like a great idea, it seems logical with the move to personalized online media that we could subscribe to videos on YouTube or even any other website and watch them.

    Maybe subscribing to them through iTunes??
     
  3. Josias macrumors 68000

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    How would you incorporate the FrontRow remote with Youtube? YouTube is entirely flash based, and the Frontrow remote only works with Apple programs such as QT, iTunes, Keynote, Aperture, iPhoto. It doesn't work with VLC.
     
  4. mfInc macrumors member

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    Websites like YouTube and other video websites have a subscribe feature (which I would guess is for updates on videos for a certain topic) -- in FrontRow it would just get those feeds.

    Isn't this how the podcasts work.
     
  5. Josias macrumors 68000

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    The problem is, all the videos are flashbased, and this means both iTunes and Frontrow would have to have an integrated Flash player to do this, and I spmply don't think Apple would do it.:)
     
  6. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Front Row uses QuickTime to run the videos. QuickTime can run any format that it has a codec for. Perian provides an FLV codec for QuickTime. Problem solved.
     
  7. 7on macrumors 601

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    I use iSquint to convert them to iPod format videos.
     
  8. Josias macrumors 68000

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    So you says I can save videos fom YouTube, convert them through QT Pro, add the to iTunes and play through iTunes/Frontrow?:D
     
  9. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    You can theoretically just download the flash and play it in Quicktime (IIRC Quicktime plays flash without any additional plugins).
     
  10. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can, I've done it many times.

    http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php

    I just use that site to download the videos, and then iSquint to convert them.
     
  11. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Every Application can access webkit can it not?

    I wouldn't be that difficult to include for Apple.

    And as someone pointed out QT does play flash.
     
  12. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    that's ceryainly the best way IMHO.
     
  13. krestfallen macrumors member

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    just save the videos from youtube and you're done. no convert-stuff if you have a codec.
     
  14. Josias macrumors 68000

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    how do i so? I'd really like to be able to do that.:D
     
  15. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    there's a program called podtube that downloads the flash from the front-most winodw, then automatically converts it to mp4 and you can chose to add it to itunes or not.
     

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