Youtube and flash

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Knightoftheapp, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Knightoftheapp

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    I've got a question about YouTube and Adobe flash. I was always under the impression that YouTube did not require flash. But apparently I was wrong, with some podcasts I don't need flash but with others I get a message that says the flash player's required. What's going on? Does anybody have any experience with this?

    Just to be clear, I've been watching YouTube on my iPad 2, on the web, after I upgraded to IOS iOS6.
     
  2. goofy8275

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    Interesting, I have read that YouTube runs fine on iPad without flash. Maybe the videos you are attempting to watch just came out recently and still need to be converted...
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    The desktop version of YouTube sometimes uses Flash. The mobile version at m.youtube.com will only serve HTML 5.

    Youtube is supposed to have been transitioning away from Flash for some time. They even had a beta/volunteer desktop version of the site that was all HTML 5. I'd have expected them to be done by now. Don't know what happened.
     
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    YouTube has disappeared on my iPad. How do I reinstall it again?
     
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    It is no longer available on iOS 6. Search the app store for the new app.
     
  6. agracie

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    Go to the ā€¯YouTube app" thread. There Bluray has posted a link to the app - and it is free.
     
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    I've never had any problems playing videos on the original and current YouTube apps. You generally only run into flash incompatibility problems when trying to use the website version of YouTube.
     
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    Youtube videos come in a variety of formats. Some are encoded in Flash... The iPad YouTube app checks the video format and will not display ones that are done in flash. This is why all the videos you view using the YouTube app work without problems. This isn't the case when you come across a link or someone sends you a link to a Flash YouTube video.
     
  9. LannyC

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    There's a new YT client called Jasmine, designed for iPad in landscape mode. I'm liking it a lot, and you might, too.

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  10. goofy8275

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    Never really thought about using 3rd party YouTube apps. Will have to check it out.
     

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