YouTube TV Shows

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pacmania1982, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

    pacmania1982

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    As the iPad has yet to reach our shores, I've yet to see the iPad in action, let alone the YouTube app on the iPad. Is it possible to view TV Shows part of YouTube on the iPad? I tend to watch most TV ondemand using it.

    I'm suspecting that you can't, but any confirmation would be appreciated

    Thanks in advance

    pac
     
  2. Stoney79 macrumors member

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    Hopefully we will in the UK but I doubt it. I emailed 4OD recently to see if there was any way I'd be able to use their service on the iPad and they told me they have no plans to make it available. I'm not sure why they can't make it available on mobile devices like BBC iPlayer is. Hopefully things will change as it would be a really useful function of the iPad.
     
  3. pacmania1982 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    pacmania1982

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    My iPad is on its way from the Apple Store in Delaware - should be here next week. I'll take a look when I get it

    pac
     
  4. SpitUK macrumors 6502

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    I've tried but there's no trace of the tv shows :confused:

    I am in the UK with a us iPad on my UK iTunes account.
     
  5. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

    kirchnrd

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    Here in the US they don't host many TV shows, networks won't allow it. I can say that a lot of us have noticed the YouTube app videos buffer really slowly.

    We do have one network, ABC, that has a player app that works nicely, so BBC may do the same???
     
  6. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    The standard resolution videos play great and some HD videos take awhile to load while other HD videos play fine.

    There are many people hosting TV shows on their YouTube channels especially older ones like Ray BradBury Theatre, One Step Beyond, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone (old & new) and loads of other channels dedicated to TV Shows. I love watching them on YouTube since we don't have Hulu yet.
     
  7. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    You can't, and you won't ever be able to as YouTube's contracts with Channel 4 and Five state that their content must be sent using RTMPE, which is a Flash only protocol.

    The BBC took a chance sending shows in the clear without Flash, on the basis that there was no ability to save on Safari on the iPhone. People took advantage of it and started writing piracy software, and thus no other network will ever risk it. Idiots ruining things for the rest of us.

    Phazer
     
  8. Lotus Esprit V8 macrumors regular

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    I am sure that there will be pay services like HULU that will accomade this for you.
     

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