Update rejected - YouTube download function must be removed

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Gokunama, May 29, 2009.

  1. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    myVideos has been awesome! I hate redownloading YouTube videos that I want to see again, and myVideos downloads are higher quality YouTube video than Apple's inbuilt YouTube app.

    myVideos latest update was rejected, and Apple wants the YouTube download button removed before they approve the update.

    Might that mean Apple means to enable YouTube downloads to HD in their next major update? That would be nice, but if that's the reason they won't allow YouTube downloads to HD within apps, then I hope the downloads are as high quality as myVideos downloads.

    I halfway doubt Apple will implement high quality downloads, but I'd be thrilled if they did.

    Either way, I hope the current myVideos will still run smoothly on the 3.0 OS. The folder functions of myVideos are so much better than scrolling through loads of downloads. The developer has been great, and I also hope his update with YouTube download button will eventually be approved. He doesn't plan on updating his app for the time being, given that one of the major draws of his app would have to be removed.
  2. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A312g Safari/528.16)

    Pretty sure it was rejected because downloading the videos violates YouTube's TOS and is copyright violation in some instances.
  3. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Yep, it'll have been rejected because it's illegal in many countries to do this, and because YouTube's copyright licences with it's few legitimate content providers state that they will help them to prevent downloads as much as possible.

  4. Gokunama thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Curious as to why YouTube would make that a violation of TOS... anyways that's a definite bummer.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Because of this ...


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