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Support Can't Find or Play Certain Videos on YouTube?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by spfulfill, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. spfulfill

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    I was trying to find a video on YouTube on my Droid that I could easily find on my computer, but I could not get the video to come up in the YouTube search using my Droid. I tried this in the YouTube app and the browser, but I got the same results. For this particular search, my Droid came up with 4 results, and my computer 20 results. I've also done google searches for particular videos, only to get a "video not compatible with YouTube mobile" (or something like that). Are these 2 issues related? Is my search on my Droid only finding mobile-compatible videos?
     

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    I have noticed the same thing (usually from following links in Facebook or Twitter)...very odd indeed. :thinking:
     
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    Same here!
     
  4. spfulfill

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    I happened to search for the same particular video (now a week later vs. 2 days after the video was uploaded), and it now comes up in my search. Seems very odd, but it seems like there was a delay for this video to appear in my search results on the Droid. The biggest question I have is this: What makes a video "not compatible" with YouTube's application or mobile site? Are there different video formats on YouTube?
     
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    Not all videos are available for your android device. As the android userbase grows, the formatting and conversions will speed up.
     

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