Is YouTube a limited search on AppleTV2?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by WooBah, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I can access songs from YouTube on my mac through firefox that do not show up on the Apple TV2's version of YouTube. For example, Elvis Presely's, Don't; Elvis Presley's, Snowbird (just the song not the live screw around version); and Flaming Star by Elvis Presley. These are just a few examples. I can give many many more from videos to music to live performances of many different groups/entertainers. What gives?
     
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    YanniDepp

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    Yes, it is limited. Many videos are only available in FLV, not h.264.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I also find that, when I rent movies on YouTube, only some of them appear on the aTV.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Some videos wont work because they want their ads played. Thats why vevo for example arent on any iOS devices because they can not run ads. Others do this too but it is generally music
     
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    btbrossard

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    There's an app for Vevo on the iPad that works quite nice.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    It's not an Apple TV thing. And all videos on Youtube are available in h.264 so it's not a flash thing. The reason some don't show up is because the author of the video is able to require that the video only be available from a computer. So the Apple TV and any mobile devices you have won't play it.

    This mostly applies to official music videos. However, on your ipad or iphone you can get the free Vevo app to play official music videos and Vevo is Airplay enabled so you can get those videos on your Apple TV that way.
     

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