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Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mpossoff, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    #1
    Hi all a friend of mine sent me a youtube video and I'm getting a pop up on my iphone that says 'cannot load movie' however I'm able to watch it on my computer.

    Another issue is on my computer I'm able to search youtube and come up with results however when I search youtube on my iphone I'm getting a message 'no videos found'. Now if I go to the desk top version I can find results however you need to flash.

    Why can't I view the video on my iphone and can on my desk top?

    Why are searches coming up on my desk top and not on my iphone?
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    #2
    Not all Youtube videos have a phone-sized compression. Sometimes it's because it's recently posted and it hasn't created that version yet.

    Sometimes they don't have it because the publisher doesn't want it to play on phones. It's an option when you upload a movie...they can disable mobile devices for the videos they upload. This is the same feature that keeps the videos from being embedded in other people's blogs, so if they disabled that there's a good chance your phone can't play it either.
     
  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    As above, many videos can only be played in the Flash YouTube player on http://youtube.com

    As the iPhone doesn't support Flash, you can't play them on an iPhone.
     
  4. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Darn that stinks.
     

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