YouTube rant/questions

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by transamman1999, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. transamman1999 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    so i'm fairly disappointed with iPhone's YouTube app. EVERY SINGLE video that i have a bookmark for is unplayable, i search for all kinds of videos on my iPhone and get no results, yet i get hundreds searching on my MacBook.

    why would Apple bother incorporating YouTube when it seems like MAYBE 2% or less of YouTube's videos are playable???
    i know there are millions and millions of vids, but you'd think Apple would have either made the iPhone flash capable, or would've left it out until at least 10-25%+ of YouTube's videos were converted.

    anyone know if they're actually working on getting more vids converted?
    is there a special file type that i should convert my videos in before uploading them to YouTube that will make them viewable on my iPhone??

    ps: i love the heck outta this phone, just wish i could view and show people my favorite vids wherever i am.
  2. joelk macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    yes they are converting them all ... should be done in a few months iirc.
  3. brasscat macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2007
    Dallas, Texas

    The iPhone's YouTube widget only runs x.264 encoded videos (to save on battery consumption). YouTube is currently converting all their library to this standard, and that conversion will be completed sometime this Fall. I'm sure this is happening, since this "more modern" file video type is optimized better for streaming.
  4. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    As stated by Apple, the catalog is being converted as we speak. By fall the entire catalog should be converted to H.264
  5. transamman1999 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    that sounds good.

    so is there any way that i can upload a video in H.264? i dont remember there being an option the last time i loaded vids to YouTube.

    but if i could upload vids in H.264 format, i could just download my favorite vids, convert them myself and reload them to YouTube. is this possible?

    Thanks for your responses!
  6. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I would guess all new uploads would be automatically be converted to h.264 but I haven't tested this out.


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