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Viewing YouTube on Windows Mobile
There has been a lot of requests from forum members asking "How do I view YouTube content on my Tilt, Mogul, Touch, etc". There are several options to viewing YouTube on your device, and below there are three options. If anyone has any additional sites that have proven useful for viewing YouTube content, please feel free to add it here. If you do add any information, please follow the format shown below, provide a description of the service and cost if any, include step by step down/installation/configuration instructions and verify that any hyperlink you reference is functioning.
HTC Streaming Media Player
Recently, YouTube had updated their site so that additional mobile devices could view their mobile website, so long as you had the appropriate media player. More recent HTC devices like the TyTN II and the Touch came with an application called HTC Streaming Media Player, which allowed users to view sites like YouTube. Unfortunately, a lot of the carrier branded devices (such as AT&T Tilt as to HTC TyTN II) did not include this application. Fortunately for us, the great folks at www.xda-developers.com have extracted this application and created a .cab file out of it. You can find that file here.
After you've downloaded the above file, you'll find that the file contained in this .zip file is a .cab file, to install this file, extract it out of the .zip file first, thencopy the .cab fileto your phone (any directorywould be fine, but preferbly in My Document folder, just remember where you put it). This file is intended to work on AT&T 8525 and the AT&T Tilt, other device users should use at your own risk. Still, it's worth a shot. Now go to your windows mobile phone, open "File Explorer"in your programs folder, navagate to the folder where the .cab file is resting, click on it, the program should install, and when it's finished, it'll ask you to restart(accept any warrning messages, if any). Once installed, when you go to http://m.youtube.com and click on any of the video, the HTC Streaming Media Player should automatically pop open, and start buffering and playing the videos.
- If, while browsing m.youtube.com's contents, RealPlayer poped up, that means you didn't properly install the HTC Streaming Media Palyer or you haven't restart your phone after install. Double check on above instruction on how to install the player, and soft-reset your phone.
- If, HTC Streaming Media Player poped up, but it's not buffering and shows "Connecting" forever, your network setting might be wrong. Click on Menu->Options-> and double check "Connect via:" option, see if it is correctly targeted to your interent connection(AT&T GPRS ISP, The Internet, T Mobile DATA etc, etc.). Switch different connections and try them one by one, till you get one that would allow the player to buffer the content
YouTube Pocket is a free PocketPC portal of YouTube that was created by a gentlemen named Anthony Capobianco. He runs the site free of charge to all users and is basically just a port of the full YouTube to PocketPC/Windows Mobile Devices. To use this site, you just need to go to www.ytpocket.com and start browsing.
Required applications for this method:
Install any .cab file follow the installation method described in HTC Streaming Media Player installation instructions above.
Two applications are needed for this site to work. The first is TCPMP Core Player. Choose download Touchscreen Pocket PC version orNon-Touchscreen smartphone version. You will also need to download a Flash Plugin for TCPMP Core Player. All of the instructions to set this up as well as the TCPMP Core Player are on the site. This application works pretty well and is been used for quite some time. Just remember that you have to visit www.ytpocket.com if you want to view the YouTube content.
vTap is a solution created by Veveo. It aggregates several different video sites into one application. So instead of just viewing YouTube, you can also view ESPN, ABC News, CNN etc. on your device. This also a free service and the client can be downloaded from their website. The client offers incremental search and does a good job of buffering to offer smooth playback. It is also possible to type search terms in 'number mode'.
vTap also has a site http://m.vtap.com which provides MMS based streaming for Windows Mobile devices. The Windows Media player on your HTC phone is capable of playing this stream. This website does not require any additional software to be installed.
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I have gone into alerts and checked the box for getting a flashing screen alert and then closed the alert & notification setings. After doing so I have tested
it by calling my 6800 from another phone but I have never gotten the flashing screen alert. I don't see where I have done anything wrong but after numerous times it still does not work. Could this be due to Verizon or am I somehow doing something wrong. I would greatly appreciate any assistance.
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|kimonalexander||aT&t TILT HTC PHONE||2||Feb 9 2009, 3:31 PM EST by browntannis|
|kboots27||I can't play youtube||1||Feb 7 2009, 2:50 AM EST by poldie|
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I downloaded streaming media player.. its get to the buffering level and automatically screen gets disappeared.. i tired several times its not work.. can somebody suggest something please..
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