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Youtube.com issues

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Eris' started by benjyw44, Dec 17, 2009.

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    I used to be able to play videos on Youtube using my widget from the home screen. Now anytime I click on a Youtube video I get the following error:

    Cannot play video
    Sorry, this video cannot be played.

    Is this due to the new update? I've searched the forums and have not seen this posted before...
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    I m getting the same issues and it started happening right after the update. I cannot say for sure they are related but it does seem that way...any ideas????
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    Hey I am having the same problem!!! WTF!!! I love the youtube app!!! CAN someone help!!! Right after update I get error message!!! This is whack!!!!
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    this is bs tonight was the frist time i tryed to watch video again on my phone since the update the only videos that play are one that can play hd. if it is a normal video it wont play at all wtf im valling know.!
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
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    Ha HA. Mine works fine after the update.
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    Is this happening only when you try to access Youtube via widget?
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    Mostly yes. I can search a video from the Youtube widget and it will fail. If I search the same video from the google screen and it shows the video as the first result, it will play from there.

    Two differences, but I don't know if they matter.
    1. The youtube widget has a black background and video reel looking "popular clips" at the top of the page. Also, when I click a video, it jumps to a black screen with the loading icon before it fails.
    2. The google youtube link from search results will pull up Youtube with a white background and the video link on the left hand side (landscape view). When I click on the video, it jumps to a similar black screen, but there's a brief banner across the top of the screen that says HTC Flash Player. Then it will play, not fail.

    So, how can I upgrade my widget? What do I upgrade it to? I want the working link obviously, so #2. But the youtube link from my All Programs link is the same one that is on my home screen. HELP!
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    Hmmm. What about youtube from the app droor? Have you tried deleting the widget, and then creating a new one?
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    Got my Eris Friday night. Initially the YouTube widget worked but not now. Can play through google search.
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    Mine works fine.
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    Mine would not play from an email link, when the popup ask for browser or YouTube app and selecting app. From the browser selection it would go to the page but not start the video. I mentioned this back in another thread. It has to be the update as mine worked previously.

    How many did the manual update vs. OTA update? Mine is the manual update, which I reloaded again last night to try and fix the music app problem of not playing mp3's. Worked initially, but yet to test it today.
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    anybody got an answer to this problem yet
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    I'm also having some troubles with the Youtube on the Eris. I guess maybe we can try talking to HTC on twitter, they seem to help customers there to....

    twitter.com/htc
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    someone had posted a workaround in other forum.. basically, what you do is press and hold the video until the detail option appears. Then go into detail and you should be able to play the video. Also, it appears that you will need 3G or Wifi in order to play videos.
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    Bug in YouTube app...

    I've narrowed the bug down to some specifics and will be notifying HTC, Verizon, and Android over the next couple of days, starting tomorrow. I have outlined some workarounds for the time being....

    Please read this and bookmark for future information on Android and Devices....

    Android: Bug in YouTube app – HTC Droid Eris | Stag Hacks

    -Ian
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    I have the same problem. It is not just the HTC having this issue I have a Moto Droid and I can't play a lot of videos. It's probably with their new resolution picker or HD videos being available and the resolution on the Droid can't handle it.
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    I called HTC about the youtube widget not working and she said it was a known issue and they were working on it.
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    me too

    I'm having the same issues. I also get the same "cannot play" video message when I try to open a video email. Even when the email came from another droid eris.
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    I had the same problem (still do), from another forum try m.youtube.com. I have not had a problem going that way, but widget still gives same problem.
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