YouTube's H 264 conversion

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jlg, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. jlg macrumors newbie

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    Please could someone help me understand why the home movie I uploaded to YouTube yesterday cannot stream to my iPhone. If it is, as I suspect, because my file is not in H264 will format then I am baffled - because I thought all new files uploaded to YouTube as from last June would be converted by YouTube immediately. If I am wrong about that, and new movies have to join a queue, then does anyone know when the complete H264 switch-over will be finished?
     
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    how did you search for your clip?

    try searching your youtube username in the app.
     
  3. MattsxB macrumors member

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    It may take some time.. It took 2 days for them to convert the videos last week....
     
  4. jlg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. If I understand correctly, are you're saying that all new home movies submitted to YouTube are being converted to streaming format for iPhone (i.e. H264) but that there is a delay of a few days? If so, does YouTube plan for it to be immediate? I think I'm right in saying it has always been immediate with Flash format in the past, so why can't it be immediate for H264 going forward? Having to wait a day or two before you can watch on the iPhone/iPod Touch isn't ideal and it doesn't make Apple or YouTube look good so I'm surprised. Surely they plan for it to be immediate (or am I missing something?)
     

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