YouTube HTML5 Bug and Workaround

Date: February 6, 2012 |admin | Web Development

Some of you have been frustrated when trying to watch the YouTube videos embedded in Pocketnow articles on a mobile device. We’ve been investigating this problem and it turns out that it only happens with YouTube videos that have revenue sharing turned on. YouTube’s iFrame embed code is supposed to be able to detect the user’s browser and feed them a video in an appropriate format. On Windows Phone 7 and iOS 5, YouTube’s code doesn’t send the correct type of video. We’ve talked to the IE mobile for Windows Phone team and they’ve found that YouTube’s embed code tries to send a Flash-based video with advertisements anyway even though it should be simple to detect that the user has a device that does not support Flash. Interestingly, YouTube has programmed their iFrame embed code to recognize the Android browser and feed a playable video to those pages without ads. The work around for you as a user is pretty simple. Zoom in a bit on the video and instead of tapping the play button on the video graphic, tap the title of the video on the top edge. On Windows Phone 7, this will open the video’s HTML5-based YouTube page (if you have your browser set to “mobile” view mode) which does correctly load an HTML5 video that plays perfectly in Windows Phone. On Apple iOS devices, you can do the same thing… just tap the title instead of the video’s play button and it will ask if you want to open the video in the YouTube app which will subsequently play the video perfectly.

Comments

MCTemPErENce

Date: January 26, 2012 |

Just use flash.

turtledogg

Date: January 26, 2012 |

Ur fat

Ly35NY

Date: January 26, 2012 |

I can’t get over how boring u are. Wow.

r8bf003

Date: January 26, 2012 |

Use Android, use flash, and the problem is gone! XD

Pr0No08

Date: January 26, 2012 |

@turtledogg I know why you’re acting like this, and that’s because your father used to bring you to work to watch him fire people.

atooom85

Date: January 26, 2012 |

android is promoted by Google and its YouTube service. When the rest of the systems is lots of bugs in order to discourage them. Just proceed with your google chrome browser and such competitors as well as opera. The same policy wytarczy read about it. It’s sad: (

killersaad

Date: January 26, 2012 |

@manpaisa92 Noticed how the low end phone loaded the video on an app that was made to load videoes? If the android phone had to load it through youtube app, it would load much faster than the wp7. I prefer loading the video on the website than going on the youtube app and watch it there.

manpaisa92

Date: January 26, 2012 |

@killersaad I doubt it. Youtube “smoked by a Windows Phone” and you will see :)

FifaFrancesco

Date: January 26, 2012 |

It is not an iPhone, it is an iPod touch! Camera in the middle, no speaker!

MrFako100

Date: January 26, 2012 |

That’s why Android FTW!

MsPricetag

Date: January 26, 2012 |

@XxAppleWorshiperxX why do i see your posts on every tech video I watch?

warex3d

Date: January 26, 2012 |

With android you took one minute to unlock, watch de hour LOL

bluefisch200

Date: January 27, 2012 |

@warex3d 0:59 -> 1:00 ,-) One second = one minute?

warex3d

Date: January 27, 2012 |

@bluefisch200 cool story bro. 7:47:01 lol

chckycrk

Date: January 27, 2012 |

Once the iPhone went black,  did it ever go back?

Olaoo99

Date: January 27, 2012 |

@FifaFrancesco It does have a speaker, and it’s almost exactly the same software than the iPhone

stolic2012

Date: January 27, 2012 |

Just get andriod duh!!! Lol who the well uses windows phones anyway? Lol I work for t-mobile and we have seriously only sold 5 710’s and 2 came back and exchanged for the GSII honestly for us to have had the GSII for 3 months already we still constantly sell out crazy right and No one has ever brought one back ….

PSRBF6

Date: January 27, 2012 |

@stolic2012 the 710 is a low end cheaper device without the chart topping specs that the 900 would have. The GS 2 is top of the range. If it was like a titan or something they wouldnt’ve returned it and swapped their wp7.

Juanscv92

Date: January 27, 2012 |

@zviki68 Ovi Maps is one thing… YouTube is another matter entirely. Ovi Maps was launched exclusively for Nokia phones at first… YouTube is pretty much a platform agnostic service used by anyone with an internet connection, even if Google bought it.

krisqz

Date: January 27, 2012 |

Umm… almost 4 minutes for simple ‘click the title instead of play’?? Wow…

mrey555

Date: January 27, 2012 |

Android rules

doitdeviant

Date: January 27, 2012 |

@MusicVideoJunkie33 Android = Google = Youtube ; naturally they’d make their products compatible with each other :)

iTube145

Date: January 30, 2012 |

that was an iPod Touch, not an iPhone

steven781227

Date: January 30, 2012 |

Umm.. youtube hasn’t worked on my android since the last update.

DOWLOAD “YouTube music and audio player” IT PLAYS ALL YOUTUBE VIDEOS

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