YouTube music videos... Seriously???

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by S10T10, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. S10T10

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    Ok, one of the very first things I noticed when using YouTube on the my iPad is that nearly all music videos just don't appear. You can't watch them, they don't appear when you search. This annoys me no end, for two reasons:
    1) Youtube's very useful for being able to watch new music
    2) I hate feeling as if I'm being 'babysat' - either let me use the REAL YouTube, you know, the one that everyone else uses, or get rid of it, don't present me with a watered-down version!

    But the weirdest part is that I did a Google search and this 'issue' seems to be barely discussed, barely mentioned at all! There were a few threads with some limited discussion and guesswork, most dating back more than a year, and nowhere could I see an actual believable answer (one thread speculated that music videos were in some different, unreadable, format).

    So perhaps this is just old news, common knowledge, but for me it's very frustrating not knowing the answer. Can any help me?

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  2. Chantelle310

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    I agree this is very frustrating. A lot of videos don't support iPad playback I did find that downloading the vevo app was a little bit of a substitute in some cases but still doesn't do enough of a job to solve the problem.


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  3. Seadog

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    The iPad supports only some of the dozens of video formats. Youtube has put a large number of videos into tablet friendly format, but not all. The criteria for inclusion is suppose to be popularity, but that means new videos may be left out, as I see it.
     
  4. KevinJS

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    When I joined YouTube with the intention of uploading videos, I was given the option of joining the then-new HTML5 program.

    All of my videos work on iPad.

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  5. Crspang

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    It's obvious to me that since Apple sells music videos that they wouldn't want you to be able to view them for free.
     
  6. LannyC

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    Steve Jobs hated Adobe Systems, so Flash does not work under iOS. There's no Flash app, either. Most older and many newer YT videos are Flash-only, so they do not, cannot work on iPad. This has nothing to do with utility or popularity, it's simply a vendetta.

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  7. AQ_OC

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    It has every thing to do with flash being a buggy, security-hole ridden piece of code that needed to die. Long live flash!
     
  8. autumnbaby

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    Download the vevo app, that is how I watch music videos on my idevices. Vevo usually is the ones putting up the official videos on YouTube anyways.
     
  9. Chantelle310

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    This is super annoying.. Always seems to be the videos I really want to watch that don't work on my iPad.


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    You have some choices.
    1) dump your iPad and get an Android
    2) use a PC, laptop, or MAC
    3) get Youtube downloader, download the videos, convert them to iPad format, then copy them over
    4) get the app mentioned by another poster in this thread.
     

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