YouTube disabled fullscreen when accessed from the homepage!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by RealSkyDiver, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    I just noticed when you go to the YouTube website you can't enter videos in fullscreenmode anymore but instate the addressbar at the top and status bar of the video on the bottom are displayed all the time. Is this a major error? I sure as hell hope so because this means we'll have to use the yt app until this is fixed.
  2. APlotdevice, Aug 19, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2012

    APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    There is no error I'm afraid. YouTube recently switched from using the native video player to their own HTML5 based one. As a result it no longer supports true fullscreen or aspect ratio cropping. (though on the plus side you can select the playback resolution now)

    Regarding the YouTube app... Well, Apple is getting rid of it in iOS 6. Though Google will apparently be supplying their own to replace it.
  3. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    the youtube app is trash, and the fact that so many youtube apps aren't even allowed to be see on the ipad because it's listed as a mobile device, it makes iPad +youtube even more trash
  4. kokhean macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2010
    The only reason why I use it is to download YouTube videos using YourTube :D
  5. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Try protube is better
  6. kokhean macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2010
    A lot of people are telling me that. Here's a video that I've already made for them:

    It's better and faster for me. I also have ProTube installed for blocked videos only.
  7. Brandonlmbrt macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2012
    Surely there is some kind of work around. Anyone have any idea as far as info goes on the forth coming app? Release date, etc? You tube is a big reason for my ipad in the first place, and this change is super annoying.
  8. sharpycl macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2009
    Gaithersburg, MD
    I'm still able to watch in full screen through AirPlay on my apple tv when I use the website not the app.

    Not super annoying to me... Yet.
  9. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    @OP yeah, that gets on my nerves too. The best thing we can do right now is complain. I don't think its supposed to be like that. Gotta be a bug.
  10. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    No, it's not. Look at the video window. What you get now is completely different from the native one. With YouTube specific features. This was an intentional change by Google.
  11. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Does Protube require a jailbroken device?
  12. kokhean macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2010
  13. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    What about the volume slider

    Why did they remove that, i dont wanna press the volume button all the time

    And the video quality only goes up to 720p

    The ipad 3 can do 1080p

    This sucks

    I imagine the future ios youtube app is going to suck too
  14. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Now your going to get 5 second ads before a video starts
  15. andsoitgoes macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    This is bonkers. I thought I'd ignore it for a week and it would automagically get fixed... Figures I'm not that lucky. I've not wanted to JB my iPad again, but I guess thats my only choice.

    Stupid YT. Seriously. And Apple, why do you have to go around always pissing in other companies' cornflakes every other day? I get it, you're gods but seriously.

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