Imminent death of MacTubes?

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  1. mikiotty macrumors 6502

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    I was browsing some videos on MacTubes, and I noticed whenever I open a video list, the first item is always this "YouTube device support" video.

    I think MacTubes' days are coming to an end... :(
     

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  2. comda macrumors 6502a

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    I love this program! I opened it up on my macbook running SL and dont have this. But I will have to check on my Emac and see if i get this issue too. It will be sad if this application stops working.

    Using Webkit on the Emac (1.42Ghz,1Gb,80GbHDD,DVD-Rw) youtube runs, but not well. i will check back once i get back to my Emac tomorrow.
     
  3. bse5150 macrumors 6502

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    This is bad news. I use MacTubes for all of my YouTube viewing.:(
     
  4. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    This ain't their first rodeo with Youtube. Give them time to make a fix happen like what's happened about five or six times before.
     
  5. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

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    Not just mactubes folks....

    I get the same "error" message in minitube, smtube and kodi on linux. I think the developers will figure this out. If you can stream to a peice of kaka like flash inside a piece of kaka like IE, you can stream to anything.
     
  6. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Right you are. I was on YouView just yesterday on my MBA and didn't see this at all.

    YouTube Device Support Result.png
    YouTube Device Support.png

    Hopefully the dev will find a way around this.
     
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  8. mikiotty thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. redheeler macrumors 603

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    YouView is still being developed as far as I know, and it will run on G4s.
     
  10. mikiotty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes it is, but it's not as smooth as MacTubes on older Macs...
     
  11. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    you guys could always use the QTE TFF addon, plays videos right on QuickTime, I tend to use this over YouView or MacTubes because it just seems to work better, I Use YouView on my eMac but YouView dont work on the MDD it just lags badly so I use MacTubes, QTE dont work if you have Quicktime 7.6 installed though. You need to either have the supplied version with Leopard (7.2.1) or install 7.5.5

    EDIT: You also need Perian installed or you could use NicePlayer, that plays YouTube natively and vary well too
     
  12. mikiotty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I find QuickTime to be sluggish in the browser... plays nice in MacTubes though. I'll try QTE TFF and let you know.
     
  13. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Anybody know if YouView will succumb to this issue?

    EDIT: Damn, it looks like it will. :(
     

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  14. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Didn't spot my post above, did you ;)

    I do hope the app is updated with the new API since it is still maintained by the developer.
     
  15. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    Safari Webkit with Clicktoplugin is still working fine for Youtube - allows options to watch flash, open in Quicktime (and save) or download the mp4 file.
     
  16. mikiotty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes it will, but at least it's still developed so hopefully it will be updated to support the new APIs.
    I've actually tried TFF's QuickTime Enabler and it works really nice... almost as smooth as MacTubes. You could try to install "User Agent Switcher" in TFF, setting the U.A. to any iPhone version you like and use Youtube that way. The page will be lighter and QuickTime Enabler will still work. :)

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    That's what I use on my MDD on a daily basis. Works ok with a relatively powerful Mac.
     
  17. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    That should be a motivational :L
     
  18. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Nope. I have this horrible habit of not reading everybody's posts and just sorta flicking through. :p
     
  19. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    I have tried ClickToPlugin, Never could get it to work on YouTube it was always Flash same with every other site i never had the option for anything BUT flash
     
  20. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    The creator of YouView appears to have a statement on this on his website.

     
  21. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I tried QTE on my 12" iBook G4 1.33 for a bit. It actually does a decent job playing 480p YouTube videos, although the process of searching for and playing videos isn't quite as smooth as a dedicated application like YouView. I haven't yet tried the mobile user agent trick and that may help somewhat.
     
  22. ptdebate macrumors 6502

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    On a slightly related topic, YouTube is apparently discontinuing support for its app on iDevices running iOS 6 or older. This means that you can no longer view YouTube videos through the app if you're running iOS 7 or later.

    Too bad there's no MacTubes for iPad!
     
  23. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    Also on a related topic... The YouTube app on Windows Mobile devices still works, I run WIndows Mobile 6 on my PocketPC and it works abit slow and laggy but works nonetheless on Windows Mobile Devices only way to view YouTube would be the app
     
  24. ptdebate macrumors 6502

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    Wow! Which Pocket PC do you have? I had an HP one back in '03 and '04.
     
  25. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    I have a ASUS MyPal A626 WIndows Mobile 6 Classic from what i can find out its from 2007 or 2008
     

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