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Unsupported video format on Youtube

Discussion in 'Android Media' started by sincera2601, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. sincera2601

    sincera2601 Member
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    Hello everyone. I have a nexus 10, when I go to YouTube to watch some videos. Some of them work but some said "Unsupported video format" on black screen without sound. It can't play the video. Why is that? And how can I fix it? Thank you!
     

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  2. rottweilerjim

    rottweilerjim Well-Known Member
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    I've got the same problem too. I can play mostly shorter clips but I can't watch full movies like Ted, Moneyball. If anyone knows what format and how to install it I really would appreciate it so much.
     
  3. rottweilerjim

    rottweilerjim Well-Known Member
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    my wife has the lg esteem with flash and wont play the full length movies either. any other ideas?
    Update: these videos cant be viewed on mobiles, pc only.
     
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
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    I bet the issue is Flash DRM. Most likely full length copyrighted TV shows will be copy and rip protected, whereas the short user uploaded videos of cats playing pianos or whatever, are not. That's why they're working on a PC which supports the Flash DRM and mobile devices do not.
     
  5. BenzAliff

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    i also face the same problem with my s3. how do we solve it?
     

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