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June 15, 2007

Mobile YouTube

YouTube launched a mobile interface available at m.youtube.com. To use it, you need a mobile phone that plays streaming videos (RTSP/3GP with H263/AMR) and an unlimited data plan because "YouTube Mobile is a data intensive application". Most 3G phones support 3GP, but you can also play these files on your computer if you have a player like MPlayer, VLC, RealPlayer or Quicktime.

Only a small part of YouTube's videos are available in the mobile version and that includes short videos that were recently uploaded or popular. There are also three special categories: people, entertainment and "grab bag" and a search box that lets you find videos.



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35 comments:

  1. I cannot play any streaming videos on my treo 650. Do you know of any players supported on treo?

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  2. Hmm...could this solve the problem of playing YouTube on the Wii? It's always off/on whether it works or not. I'll have to test it out sometime.

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  3. It doesn't work on my phone's TCPMP.

    Sound doesn't seem to be working on VLC :-S It doesn't work at all on QuickTime.

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  4. Yes, VLC doesn't support AMR (3GP sound) because of licensing incompatibilities. This can be fixed if you compile VLC/FFMPEG and change some lines of code.

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  5. Doesn't work on Windows Mobile 5.

    Windows Media Player 10 starts up OK but fails to play the video.

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  6. Works for me but disappointed with the number of vids available. Other services like mywaves seem to have a lot more.

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  7. I know another wap portal with user generated content - videos. http://myubo.mobi

    And the best streaming quality video(live TV) is http://aljazeera.tv-mobile.tv/
    or
    http://wap.ocko.tv/live/

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  8. The free HTC Streaming Media player should work on Windows Mobile 6 devices for RSTP/3GP streams.

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  9. You can try ByWiFi. bywifi.com provides search YouTube videos and video transcoding services for mobile phone and PDA.

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  10. Hey can I play videos on my side kick I'D???

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  11. myzenplanet has a better solution. Its client not only accesses and streams all youtube videos, but it also streams videos from metacafe, ifilm, mtv, vh1, etc. The client also handles photo sites too! go to their website to download the client. http://www.myzenplanet.com

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  12. does any one knw how to play vids on a virgin mobile marbl?

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  13. Is the Mobile YouTube any different then the YouTube section in V CAST videos? It kinda sounds like it, at least on my plan V CAST is a per-viewed charge, and most of the things like the YouTube section are free, but it charges minutes for data, so it'd be kinda pointless to go to mobile youtube on the browser. I'll be on my nighttime minutes coming up in a few and I'll have to browse it then and see what the difference is, V CAST has been doing You Tube as long as I've had V CAST tho.

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  14. I tried the m.youtube.com it wont play the videos off the site, which is weird because I know my phone uses H263 codec, that's what I encode the videos in to put on it. It was a lot of the same videos as on the V CAST tho, just a bigger selection.

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  15. l cannot get any of the audio content to play on my nokia N95 only the video

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  16. on my upstage the video plays but there is no sound. Is there any way this can be fixed???

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  17. says subscribe to packet data

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  18. it does not work on my verizon wireless glyde

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  19. doesn't work on my verizon wireless LG enV2

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  20. i know youtube changed something on their server...that's why the best s60 app..."EMTUBE" doesn't work anymore....((((...

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  21. and why are u deleting my posts...I KNOW I'M RIGHT...

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  22. is there any way that i can go on youtube on my sIdekick08 and look at the videos ? THATS POSTED ALREADY

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  23. Is Nokia 5310 Express Music supported for viewing Youtube videos ? please help me..or e mail me about this concern.

    uthpala4u@gmail.com

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  24. if you take ur glyde and the NV and whatever else to verizon... ask them to update the firmware, even if you get a new phone its not up to date, similiar to a pc when u first get it it'll do windows update for about 2 days. update the firmware on the verizon phones and it'll work. my wife has a dare and i have the glyde (which sux) and we both can go to youtube

    imdastupididiot@msn.com

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  25. i cannot play videos from m.youtube.com on my pc...

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  26. I discovered this in August 2008 after finally getting a better phone and thought I had finally found Eden. Little did I know very few of the regular sites vids are posted there. Plus I kept wondering why the same results would always show up.

    Not exactly a god-send, but better than nothing I guess..

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  27. I would like to be able to watch TV shows on YouTube on my mobile phone. It would be amazing.

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  28. I have a nokia x3. I want to know why i can not play youtube videos. at the time of streaming video operation failed is showed. I have no 3g but it can support edeg. So would my phone be able to play youtube videos? Ans please

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  29. I want to know which service provider provides the highest spreed in browsing and downloading.

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  30. I've tried to play some videos on m.youtube.com but a lot those wouldn't work for my 5300 express music.

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  31. Cant play any videos on youtube i have a zte mobile phome

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  32. I need to delete a comment on YT mobile on my iPhone I need help ASAP!

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    1. Use the desktop interface: click "desktop" at the bottom of the mobile site's homepage and you can use the standard YouTube site on your phone.

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  33. Plzz anyone tell me about using any web for yoyutbe videos stream on mobile, butt youtube currently blocked,
    plzz anyone give me any web who unblock and stream videos on mobile!

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