YouTube Won't Play...

darita

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Whenever I try to play a video from YouTube, the iPhone tells me "This movie could not be played." I have the lists of movies, but cannot play them. Any solutions?
 

princess_80854

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Is it every movie you try to play or just one?
 
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Whenever I try to play a video from YouTube, the iPhone tells me "This movie could not be played." I have the lists of movies, but cannot play them. Any solutions?
yah that happens to me a lot too. my guess is there are no solutions yet but it is probably on youtubes part. maybe they didn't encode it right or something
 

mdixon1988

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you know what, mine did that too.....i downloaded that ibeer video to show people at work, after it played it said would you like to delete to conserve space? so i answere yes, then it said you may now play you tube.....then the you tube started working again after a hard reboot....don't know why....
 

iJohn

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you know what, mine did that too.....i downloaded that ibeer video to show people at work, after it played it said would you like to delete to conserve space? so i answere yes, then it said you may now play you tube.....then the you tube started working again after a hard reboot....don't know why....
Thats very strange, I don't see the connection between a video that you downloaded to your ipod and the functionality of YouTube.

I have also experienced this problem with a few videos, and agree it is probably something to do with improper encoding, etc.
 

darita

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Called iPhone support. He had me reboot and the problem is solved. I can now play YouTube videos.
 

fosterhere

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I cant view MY OWN youtube videos I get a message that the video can not be played. Whats up with that ? Are there some youtube videos that are in a special iPhone encoding ?
 

Tinman

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I cant view MY OWN youtube videos I get a message that the video can not be played. Whats up with that ? Are there some youtube videos that are in a special iPhone encoding ?
Yes indeed: the ones that work on the iPhone have been re-encoded, and not all are done.

I believe I read that all will eventually be converted, perhaps not until fall however.

And mine don't play either. I don't share mine, they are mostly for friends and family (i.e., they haven't been viewed by others too often). I suspect they are converting the older stuff based on popularity (WAG).


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Alexander

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Mine recently started doing this - certain movies that DO appear on the iPhone's YouTube widget give me this error.