Why does YouTube not let us cache videos ? In the App

DBZmusicboy01

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I mean if the wifi goes out or we have limited data. It's not fair if we have to load it all over again just to watch it. I am pretty sure many people love using youtube as a background app.

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Some apps used to but not anymore :mad:
 

DrakeMcEachern

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I mean if the wifi goes out or we have limited data. It's not fair if we have to load it all over again just to watch it. I am pretty sure many people love using youtube as a background app.

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Some apps used to but not anymore :mad:
I use "McTube" and you can easily cache videos. https://appsto.re/us/qaQ3M.i
 

tgi

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I use "McTube" and you can easily cache videos. https://appsto.re/us/qaQ3M.i
I don't think you can download videos for playback without any data connection. It does allow you put to videos in a folder, but you still have to stream it.

I believe it used to let you download videos though. There are a number of apps the provided the same option, but I don't think they can anymore.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

DrakeMcEachern

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Looking at the reviews, it looks like you can't download YouTube videos. Looks like some update to the app no longer has "cashe" or "my videos" which I assume is the downloading of YouTube videos.


Anyone else know of any free apps that can download YouTube videos?

Thanks
I guess my app just hasn't updated. I can still cache. I'll make sure not to update
 

antiprotest

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Looking at the reviews, it looks like you can't download YouTube videos. Looks like some update to the app no longer has "cashe" or "my videos" which I assume is the downloading of YouTube videos.


Anyone else know of any free apps that can download YouTube videos?

Thanks

It still can but for some stupid reason now you can do it only from a list such as the search results and not from the video page itself. Look for that little button that gives you options for each item on the list.
 

haruhiko

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I mean if the wifi goes out or we have limited data. It's not fair if we have to load it all over again just to watch it. I am pretty sure many people love using youtube as a background app.

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Some apps used to but not anymore :mad:
Ads. My workaround is to use Firefox on my Mac and install an extension for downloading youtube videos as MP4 and then transfer the video to my phone. Yes, it's very cumbersome...!


p.s. Thanks for the McTube hack above I will give it a try.
 

brand

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It's not fair if we have to load it all over again just to watch
Next are you going to start crying, then throw yourself on the ground and have a tantrum. People's entitlement issues have to stop. You are using a free service so you get what they are offering you, if you don't like it use some other service to watch videos on.

On the other hand you could write a letter to Larry Page telling him how you don't think that it is fair and he might change it especially for you. :rolleyes:
 
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Hal~9000

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Next are you going to start crying, then throw yourself on the ground and have a tantrum. People's entitlement issues have to stop. You are using a free service so you get what they are offering you, if you don't like use some other service to watch videos on.


God I love this response <3

Wish you tailored/pasted it in every entitlement thread on the forum...
 

Traverse

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Next are you going to start crying, then throw yourself on the ground and have a tantrum. People's entitlement issues have to stop.
Was that really necessary?

Granted, I wouldn't' have used the word "fair" because it IS a free services so you really have no right to complain, but this is an annoyance that you're faced with. I don't think you needed to be so snarky.
 

brand

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Was that really necessary?

Granted, I wouldn't' have used the word "fair" because it IS a free services so you really have no right to complain, but this is an annoyance that you're faced with. I don't think you needed to be so snarky.
The way he worded it, yes it was necessary. If he had worded it differently he might have gotten a different response.
 
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