Youtube video not playing - is this a flash compatibility issue??

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    Hi all.

    I have just got my new iPad (iPad 3)
    Really loving it.
    But there is someone that is making me crazy.
    When ever I try to play a YouTube video for most of them it says that the video is not available, even for those that I regularly play on my laptop.
    There are only very few videos that I am able to play on iPad.

    What is the problem? What is the solution???

    I am guessing that this is because these videos might be flash based and iPad only plays html5.
    Is there any true plugin for iPad so that I can play flash?
    I mean a proper plugin, not some streaming browser type thing...

    I have heard of Frash but I think it is obsolete now... If I jailbreak the iPad can I get any better solution to solve this YouTube not playing problem?


    Really appreciate your help
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    Come on guyzzzz......
    Anyone there??
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    A lot of vids aren't in mobile format yet.
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    What's the solution ? There has to be one
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    Wait for them to be available.
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    If that's the case the android tablets are way better then iPad....
    At least I can watch all the videos on it...plus I can get all the apps for free without doing any jailbreak/rooting...
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    I believe YouTube are slowly moving their clips over to the more compliant format. Newer popular ones are automatically added in the new format, it is the older ones that may take some time to have converted over.

    Flash video is dying off, websites are slowly moving across to the newer format that will be universal for all devices. It is just that Apple appear to be ahead of the trend :)

    Now websites still using WMV now that's annoying!
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    Sorry, but Android sucks. I have an android phone and i hate it.
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    Do u guys recommend jailbreaking?
    Any way I can get iPad to play flash after that?
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    There are some flash browsers in the app store. I don't recommend jailbreaking, bad experience.
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    I c. Thanx :)
    I agree...it's always better to use things how they are meant to be used.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Have a look at this sticky on flash...you will also find some alternatives.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-faq/54703-flash-ipad.html

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
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    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
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    Jailbreaking, while good for somethings, will not give you any more Flash options that you can get through the Apps Store (correct me if I'm wrong JB community, please).

    Here is most of the info you might need on Flash.

    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-member-introductions-site-assistance/54704-flash-ipad.html

    There are so many threads beating the Flash issue to death that you're likely to see this thread closed if it becomes all about Flash.

    Some YouTube videos are not available because they are still Flash. Many others are not available because the person posting did not make it available to mobile devices.

    I also find the m.youtube.com site more useful than the YouTube app on the iPad. You may have more luck there.

    At the bottom of the mobile site there is a link to the desktop site. It's has some quirks in Safari, but it's mostly usable. I wish they would provide a link back to the mobile site; but they don't. You can force your way back by entering the mobile sites URL manually.

    It often depends on what videos you are looking for. Certain types of videos tend to be created and posted by communities with the same standards, equipment, etc. If you like one category of videos you might spend days before finding one that's not available on the iPad. In other's you'll be lucky to find anything at all.


    Edit: Hmm, somehow managed to miss reading the lsat post before I started typing my reply; so I'm a bit redundant today; but that's not all a bad thing. ;)
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    Thanx guys

    I have just found this app called puffin. It is the best flash browser I have found so far....
    The video rendering is amazing...

    I have used skyfire and iswifter. But puffin is by far the best
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    Finally am able to watch all the YouTube videos :)
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    Well that's good to hear....enjoy!!

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