Cannot play html5 on YouTube with ios5

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JimKirk, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. JimKirk macrumors 6502

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    Anyone try this?

    I opted in trial but every video says I need flash.
     
  2. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    They changed it in 4.2. So, that - to interact with HTML5 - you need to tap it first, which will enable HTML5, to preserve battery life. Unfortunately, this doesn't work with YouTube. Apple updates the desktop Safari to be (almost) full compatible with HTML5 - iPad's Safari support QuickTime movies, and that's pretty much it.
     
  3. JimKirk thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully, they'll update this in the forthcoming betas.
     
  5. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I tried.

    The only thing that works is the YouTube mobile site which I don't think is too bad. The YouTube app on the iPad is decent enough imo.
     
  6. goMac macrumors 603

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    Solution: Don't install buggy beta software.

    iOS 5 is intended only for development, not normal use. Normal user features may be broken, as many are in iOS 5.
     
  7. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    It stopped working since iOS 4 ;)

    The problem is tha Apple don't want to / cba to implement full HTML5 into the mobile Safari, maybe because of battery. The only 'support' for HTML 5 is the ability to play QuickTime.
     
  8. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    It's not just iOS 5. I have 4.3.3 and it's the same problem.
     

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