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General m.youtube.com GIMPED on the Droid Incredible

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mrspeedmaster, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. mrspeedmaster

    mrspeedmaster Well-Known Member
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    Guys, are you seeing the new m.youtube.com? It is AMAZING on the iPhone 4.
    It is better than the built in app. Their commercial shows the Nexus One with the same features.

    I can't see it the new site on my Incredible.



    I wonder if they GIMPED it on the HTC Sense Devices because it isn't using the stock Android browser. Could it be sniffing the user agent of the browser?

    Are you guys seeing the new layout, HD button, comments, features, etc on the new m.youtube.com

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  2. CarbineGuy

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    I am actually able to see it just fine
     
  3. drivie

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    When I navigate to the site, it looks the same as it does in the video you've posted however I do not see the HQ button. Also, when I click the video, it opens into the YouTube app rather than playing in the browser.

    I just did a quick search and apparently the HTC EVO users are experiencing the same. I found one Moto Droid user running Froyo that claims it played perfectly from within the browser and with the HQ button present so it would seem that maybe we're out in the cold until Froyo. Might be too early to say.
     
  4. drivie

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    So you see the HQ button and you can play the video within the browser?
     
  5. jayefef

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    Yes but not the HQ button
     
  6. mrspeedmaster

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    OK. I figured something out. You have to go to settings and set your browser to mobile view. That will give you the new site but it is still missing some stuff. I guess it has to do with html5 which will be in Froyo.
     
  7. greenrolaids

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    over at xda i downloaded the evo youtube player..

    Its been a month.. so i think its the evo youtube player.

    It has a button on the main screen that allows you to switch to HQ without digging into the menu to enable HQ.
     
  8. contagous

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    Yup this works great, but there is no HQ button, but tbh, the videos ive tested are HQ anyways.,
     
  9. windycity

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    How about in Opera or Dolphin? Any difference?
     
  10. KennyC

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    Definitely seems like they just don't have the HQ feature turned on for Android. If you switch the brower's UAString to "iPhone" using about:debug, it shows the button. But then it won't play that video (gives the message "In order to watch videos, please enable plugins in Safari Settings.").

    It's also strange they've chosen to disable it since the stock YouTube app on the phone has a "Watch in High Quality" option.

    Come on Google, take care of your own first, eh? [​IMG]
     
  11. rapidsandroid

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    I see m.youtube just fine on my Incredible. And, actually I prefer it better than the stock app since it seems to buffer faster and cleaner view.
     
  12. waynester

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    tried dolphin hd, stock, skyfire and xScope no hq button
    as mentioned , in "play in youtube " you can go to menu and select hq
     
  13. Red Leader

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    It would be nice if we could play videos in portrait like on the iphone, why the heck can't we do this on the incredible?
     
  14. Opivyattack

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    It doesn't work great in the stock browser for me either. The videos are in terrible quality and pressing menu doesnt even pull up any options for HQ or anything. FYI, I ran the optimization but that probably made it worse. So my workaround is that I use the youtube mobile site in xScope. It opens up the videos via the youtube app and keeps the HQ setting on at all times (i'm using the EVO youtube app). I actually like it. The videos are nice quality but comments and navigating the site is much easier.
     
  15. null_soup

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    The problem for me is that the videos are still playing with Flash Lite. Is there any way to disable this so as to access html5 video playback?
     
  16. sabrewings

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    I like the EVO's youtube app better.
     
  17. xScope

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    With xScope, change user agent = android 1.6. You can either set your global useragent = android1.6 or just youtube domain (advanced users).
    You will have all the HQ and download options.
     
  18. null_soup

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    It's definitely sniffing the user agent. In the built-in Incredible browser, I can set UAString to (iPhone and Desktop) but neither seems to result in html5 video. For Desktop, the site displays differently, but video is still flash. With iPhone, video playback fails with an error message telling you to enable plugins in Safari.
     

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