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netPOSER 03-28-2007 06:41 AM

Youtube on your BB 8100? Maybe in June?
 
When I try the URL listed below (bold) I can view the page but not a video, just a "This Page is not available" message on a gray background. Not sure if they are working on making it work on the 8100 or not. Can anyone else get this to work or know any more info?

YouTube to launch mobile website soon

CTIA 2007 — YouTube will launch its mobile website in June 2007 for U.S. users, according to a spokesperson. The mobile YouTube site will go live once the exclusivity clause on the company’s mobile video deal with Verizon Wireless expires. The service will be live for European users in May. YouTube has been already working closely with mobile carriers, and handset makers such as Nokia on the mobile version of their video service.

In response to my question if YouTube is developing a mobile client, the spokesperson said that the company had been talking about it, but had no information to share at this time. Check out a preview of the blocked mobile site or this demo site: http://m.youtube.com/?client=ytdemo which you can see from some mobile phones (let us know if your phone can access it).

The mobile site when it goes live will have around 800 “editorial picks” of videos to choose from. It’s kind of an experiment to see how well things go and how good of a response the company gets, the spokesperson explained to us. Though, the end goal is to create a truly mobile YouTube experience with eventual access to the entire video catalog.

kurrupt_1 03-28-2007 07:22 AM

Ditto.....same here!

skateboarder873 03-28-2007 08:35 AM

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So for everyone who was wondering about getting videos on your 8100/8800 of course the answer is yes, and there are a few websites that you can go to such as http://tinytube.net and there is the thread on this site about the program called Supervideo.
Well I was just playing around on YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. and i figured out how to get video from youtube to your device. it takes a couple of steps but it works great.
Also, I found another blackberry video convertor on Handango - Windows Mobile, Palm OS, BlackBerry and Symbian Smartphone Software Downloads that is free. It works great. Well back to the topic at hand,

1] Go to YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. and find the video that you are looking for, once you find the video[s] highlight and copy the link of the page with the video on it and then..
2] Go to http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php and paste it in the box and press download.
3] It'll take a couple of seconds and you'll see an icon that says "download link" i'll then save it to your computer, and make sure you save it wih a .flv extension.
4] Then open up either Supervideo, blackberry video converter, or imtoo3gp. [which ever progrma you use] and convert the file to an .avi
and there you go
5]Finally you load the file onto your device, and yu've got cartoons, music videos, skits, etc on your device.

Hope this helps out a little bit!

xjonx


There you go, for now.

netPOSER 03-28-2007 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by skateboarder873
There you go, for now.

I'm aware you can convert flash video to a BB compatible format but that doesn't help you when you are not near a PC.

FYI, here's a better site that will downlaod and convert the .flv for you (avi, mp3, 3gp, mp4)
vixy.net : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free!


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