iPad2 / Atomic and YouTube

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Goofy1, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Goofy1

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    ok.. I'm 100% literate in PCs but Newbie for Apples and iPad2 !

    I have reviewed many of the posts about Atomic browsing on YouTube... but I still don't get it.

    I can watch YouTube via the YouTube app. I can watch YouTube videos via Safari. But I can not watch YouTube videos via Atomic, I get the "you need Flash" message.

    Can someone explain this to me and or provide the work around for Atomic.. pleease...?
     
  2. twerppoet

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    The iPad does not support Flash. That's about the sum of it.

    There are a few browsers that will serve Flash, but they use servers to reformat and deliver the web pages. That means they don't always do a very good job. The most popular are Sky-fire, Puffin, and iSwifter, with iSwifter being the current favorite, so I hear.

    If you use Safari to go to YouTube, it will deliver a usable HTML5 experience. You can bypass it by going to the full desktop version with a link on the site, but it's extremely quirky.

    Alternately you can sign up for YouTube's trial HTML5 site. I did this once, and it seemed to work for a while, but it eventually reverted by itself. And it was a bit of a pain to track down the right place to sign up. I don't remember how I did it.

    The HTML5 version of YouTube does not deliver 100% of it's content. YMMV
     
  3. GenerationX

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    The reason that atomic says you need flash because YouTube thinks atomic is a desktop browser. Where as safari is considered an iPad browser to youtube
     
  4. brrip

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    that's not true. atomic's default state is to act like the ipad browser. you must have changed the browser agent to a pc browser.

    to fix, go to settings > identify browser as > default

    i view youtube videos in atomic all the time without any issue.
     
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    Me too although I have Atomic set up to be identified as 'Safari iPad'. Plays You Tube just fine in the browser.
     
  6. Goofy1

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    Been there done that ???

    Thanks for all of the suggestions... I have tried all of those settings.

    Meaning...

    I tried: Default - Mobile Safari
    I tried: Mobile Safari - iPad

    Same result.

    Am I missing something here? Seems pretty straight forward... Especially if you folks can view YouTube videos using Atomic, eh?

    Some other config setting?

    Geo
     
  7. appleeater

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    Youtube does not work anymore on iPad browsers

    Last week I selected YouTube - html's Channel in both Safari and Atomic and in both cases YT showed the HTML versions.

    I have set Atomic to the Safari 5 Mac user agent.
    But now I had to reenable "join the html5" (why it has lost its setting I don't know) and after that it opened the movie with a spinning circle and did not play the movie.
    It seems YT has reverted its H264 support.
    And Safari keeps loading the FLash version ('upgrade your Flash player') despite I have set HTML on.
    It seems YT stell heavily relies on Flash.

    So I cannot view YT anymore on my iPad in any browser.

    Is there a way to work around this ?
     
    #7 appleeater, Apr 27, 2011
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