You can now view YouTube vids on the actual site on iPhone!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hudzilla, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe a hidden feature of 2.2.1 Try it!, go to the site!
     
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    You're redirected to a mobile site that probably tells the browser to do whatever the app does.
     
  3. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Ahhhh.. lovely! It goes back to the site too once you're done with the video. I was waiting for this, wonderful indeed IMO.
     
  4. Hudzilla thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you scroll to the bottom and select view YouTube in standard, you get the actual site.
     
  5. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    I found another hidden feature (well just a notification), see attached.
     

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  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Thanks for the heads up! I've been wanting this feature for podcasts alone.
     
  7. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    The download completion notification has been there since 2.0 for me. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong
     
  8. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    OMFG it does return you to youtube site !
     
  9. TwiceNightly macrumors 6502

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    How does that work?

    Does it tell you that even when the iPhone is not plugged into your computer?
     
  10. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't work on all videos it seems, but does work on some.

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  11. RandomAlec macrumors newbie

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    I'm guessing the ones that don't work weren't uploaded in a supported format.
     
  12. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a

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    They all are flv, so me thinks not.
    Wish it was true but videos I tried are with a not sign :(

    When will flash come to the iPhone???
    I am sick of draggin my UMPC to the gym to watch hulu
     
  13. kas23 macrumors 603

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    This is not entirely new. I'm unsure about the actual YouTube site itself, but I know that there were some sites (before the current update) that had embedded YouTube videos that would display this behavior. They would show the embedded video, you would click on it, Safari would automatically close and YouTube App would open. After the video was over, Safari would automatically open up and bring you back to the page you were viewing. So, it may be new for the YouTube site, but not others.
     
  14. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    I just downloaded an app from the iPhone app store, and once it was done that notification popped up. It should have said iPhone probably.
     
  15. semin28 macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure u could do this before the 2.2.1 update .
     
  16. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    You are correct. I am still on 2.2 and it plays them and takes me back to the main page.
     
  17. Wolfmore macrumors member

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    Interesting. I wonder if flash sites works now too?
     
  18. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope.

    Tried hulu already, failed. =[
     
  19. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.
    Actually, the videos are converted to H.264 on the YouTube server, enabling watching on iPod Touches and iPhones.
     
  20. MacFly123 macrumors 68020

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    Since YouTube added widescreen and HD, the quality of the videos when they play on the iPhone has been MUCH better too :) It actually looks really good!
     
  21. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Who would have thought youtube would have jumped on the HD band wagon. That's proof enough for me god is watching over the digital universe. :D He even support's the universe's he didn't create, him and his 16 gig black 3g iphone.
     
  22. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Why wouldn't they?
     
  23. MacFly123 macrumors 68020

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    Ya, I guess it is getting a little harder to call YouTube the eye sore of the internet. I'm all for the HD, I posted client videos on there in HD for free hosting and now they have streaming HD on their site that looks really good :)

    P.S. Pretty sure God would have the WHITE iPhone 3G :cool:
     
  24. Theirishjoey macrumors member

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    This isn't a new feature in 2.2.1, I don't know when it was introduced but I've been receiving this message from a while ago, sorry.
     

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