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Old 05-12-2009, 11:39 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Revelation! I probably should have caught on sooner, when others noted that they had to use the "T-Mobile" (WAP) browser instead of the "Internet Browser".... Turns out the real fix is a bit more subtle than that.

I had this working once, and then for some reason, it seemed to stop working. I would get the media player open and see "Loading..." and the video would never start. I even made sure that I was trying via the "T-Mobile browser", and that I was surfing to "m.youtube.com". Still no joy...

Then I got curious and edited my bookmarks from within the "T-Mobile browser". Specifically, I looked at my "youtube-mobile" bookmark, and found that the bookmark definition itself called for use of the "Internet browser", even though I started the "T-Mobile browser" in the first place. Seems that individual bookmarks can "request" the services of one version of the browser or the other, regardless of the browser you were in when selecting the bookmark.

It also appears that both versions of the browser share the same set of bookmark definitions.

So -- I changed the browser setting on my "m.youtube.com" bookmark to specify the "T-Mobile" (WAP) browser, and lo and behold, it works beautifully once again, regardless of the browser I'm in when I select the bookmark (since the bookmark itself forces use of the T-Mobile/WAP browser).

Subtle, but it seems to have fixed my issue with mobile youtube on my 8900 (and, btw, I'm running 4.6.1.231 at the moment).
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:30 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Jon,

AWESOME news, I am gonna follow your steps tonight...Sounds like it should work for me
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:33 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I'll probably be online most of the night and into the morning --- I have a proposal to finish, print, bind, etc and submit to a client by tomorrow afternoon, so I don't expect much sleep tonight. I'll be curious to hear how you make out with this.

Good luck!
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:27 PM   #64 (permalink)
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I just got my Blackberry 8900 running os version 4.6.1.114 and changed apn to wap.voicestream.com with java enable, still when attempting to play youtube video on WIFI and result in same error, error attempting to play media etc. helppppppppppppppppppppppp =[
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:24 PM   #65 (permalink)
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I just got my Blackberry 8900 running os version 4.6.1.114 and changed apn to wap.voicestream.com with java enable, still when attempting to play youtube video on WIFI and result in same error, error attempting to play media etc. helppppppppppppppppppppppp =[
Took me a while to get it to work but I had to change my browser settings to enable java and allow java popups. It switches over to WAP browser to play it but it finally plays. I also downloaded the Bolt browser.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:34 AM   #66 (permalink)
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quick question i dont have a AT&T data plan on my Curve 8900 but want to use the WIFI without worrying about going on the internet can i delete these settings and my bb 8900 wont go on their internet?
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:46 AM   #67 (permalink)
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but can it viewed without connecting to wap and paying $$$ for it?
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:51 AM   #68 (permalink)
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I can only play YouTube videos over EDGE, not wi-fi, and the connection is so slow, it's constantly buffering. When I'm connected to wi-fi, I get an error message that the network connection has timed out. I've tried refreshing and enabling JavaScript to no avail.

I'm on AT&T, does anyone know the correct apn setting to resolve this? Very frustrating not being able to use the wi-fi functionality.
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:06 AM   #69 (permalink)
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what is the APN for VODAFONE MEXICO curve 8900 and VODAFONE HUNGARY curve 8320
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:29 AM   #70 (permalink)
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Hello guys.

I'm in TMN PORTUGAL, and when i try to play youtube i get "Cannot find web address. Verify that this web address is valid" on any video i try to play. Any help with this? :S
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there are many apps around that would do the work..
ie. Minitube, Youtube app, or go to blueapple.mobi Vuclip web video search (search in here is pretty bad, but does the job..
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it does but quality sucks bigtime
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Hello I am currently having troubles watching videos on youtube on d curve 8900. I am an orange customer so I dnt think I could switch to d t.mob one. Wherever I want to watch a video, it would say'error loading' plz plz can someone help. It would be much appreciated if u could tell me step by step. Thank u very much and God bless xxx
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Am orange and I need help on hw to watch youtube on my curve 8900
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@anita -

What worked for me was to make sure that I was using the WAP connection to reach m.youtube.com. I did this by creating a bookmark in my Blackberry browser with the URL m.youtube.com. I then edited the bookmark (open the browser, press the menu button and select "bookmarks", then scroll down till you find the youtube bookmark you saved, highlight it, press the menu button and select "edit bookmark").

In the properties page for the bookmark you have an option to select the browser you will use to go to the URL stored in that bookmark. You should click open the drop-down menu and select your WAP browser. Mine is the "T-Mobile browser", you probably have an "Orange browser". After selecting that, save the bookmark. Then try surfing to the site by clicking on the bookmark in your list of bookmarks in the browser. Doing this made all the difference for me -- youtube mobile works fine now on my 8900 with T-Mobile.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:23 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Hello,

Using bb 8900, OS 4.6.1.250, Rogers, no data, only wifi, changed apn settings to enabled and internet.com, changed the bookmark to make sure youtube was m.youtube.com, still I get the error that media will not play. Am I missing something here people?! Please help... youtube worked great on my cure 8320.
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