Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:57 AM
Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:14 PM
I opened this topic quite a while ago and you were all treating me like a lunatic but I hope by now you all see how they block music videos. REALLY pisses me and it got worse. Are there any workarounds? So many music videos blocked (which I can watch absolutely perfectly fine on my computer) and the lack of flash makes this experience even more limited and really aids in me being more likely to finally abandon the stupid iPhone and this communism.
I'd say the reason you were being treated as a lunatic is not because you thought videos were being blocked but because you were ranting like a short-tempered child in serious need of some anger-management. Not to mention dribbling on about communists...
Anything restrictive - ANYTHING - in the online world of information in America will have a capitalist agenda behind it. Copyright, creative ownership, or just fleecing people for every penny possible. The internet is a pretty communist idea, in fact - in a good way though. Maybe you should Google the meaning of communism - and try not to get it mixed up with dictatorship.
And if you want to be taken seriously then try making a point without throwing a hissy fit.
Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:50 PM
Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:19 PM
Posted 06 September 2010 - 12:05 PM
Still dont understand why they dont support flash
Thinking about this, the problem is different
Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:35 AM
Apparently, there are some studios that are intentionally blocking all of their content from being available on mobile devices due to copyright issues (why, I dunno), but I would guess most other videos are in the same boat mine was in - somehow, the syndication setting was erroneously set to "no."
Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:56 AM
Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:59 AM
Posted 11 June 2011 - 06:45 AM
Yes, there is specific blocking of music videos (and other copyrighted content) on the iPhone.
Yes, it is very annoying.
However, this is not being done by Apple on the device end.
It is being done by Youtube, most likely in agreement with the record companies.
How do I know?
I downloaded an extension for Firefox called User Agent Switcher, which lets you choose how your browser will be identified on various websites. So I set it to identify as an iPhone.
And guess what? Videos stopped working. Specifically, I got a screen that looked like this:
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This means that it's not the iPhone itself (or Apple) blocking these videos. It's Youtube, restricting access when the request appears to come from an iPhone.
Also, MiTube has since been pulled from the App store. Are there any decent workarounds for those of us who have chosen not to jailbreak?
I know Vevo has since released a free iPhone app, which works well. However, there are some videos that Vevo doesn't have, such as the Rammstein video in my example. So I'm still left looking for a solution.
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