iPad Play YouTube videos in Safari not in YouTube app

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Sven11, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Always when I try to play a YouTube video on my iPad it automatically switches to the YouTube app. I don't want that!
     
  2. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    Delete the app.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Unless the website embeds the video, there is no way to play it in Safari. You could try going to mobile YouTube site and searching for the video through there, but why bother? Easier to just switch back and forth between YouTube and Safari, I would think.
     
  4. Thraun macrumors regular

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    The doofuses at YouTube still use Flash to embed the videos, and of course flash doesn't work on an iPad.

    I take Apple's side on this one, Flash is crap.
     
  5. Moses John macrumors newbie

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    I hate it, too...but...

    ...but, do you actually mean using the Youtube app, or Youtube "mobile"? I haven't tried the Youtube app, but I'm sure it sucks. Like you, I just want to use the normal, full Youtube site. When I first got my iPad 4, and went to Youtube, through Safari, I was automatically directed to the mobile version of Youtube -which also sucks. I figured out how to just get to the regular version, though:

    If you are in the "mobile" version, you can find a button that will allow you to go to the full site. You will have to poke around, a little, or, just use this link:

    http://www.youtube.com/?nomobile=1

    Note the "nomobile" part.

    For ease, and because you will automatically be taken to the mobile version otherwise, bookmark the link.

    Hope this is helpful and best wishes.
     
  6. PiqueF macrumors newbie

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    I was able to get a YouTube video to display in PinP on my iPad.
    First I copied the YouTube-provided shortcut for the chosen video (a bunch of characters). Then I opened YouTube.com in Safari. Then I pasted the shortcut into the YouTube Search field. Finally, I clicked the new PinP icon in the bottom right corner of the video window.

    Good luck!
     
  7. Channan macrumors 68030

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    YouTube uses HTML5 for videos now, too. In fact, it's the default over Flash. YouTube works fine in Safari as long as you don't have the YouTube app installed.
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Do check the date of posts before responding. That post is from 2013.
     
  9. Channan macrumors 68030

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    While HTML5 wasn't the fault in 2013, it was still an option, and YouTube played fine in Safari.
     

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