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08-02-2007, 08:30 PM
It was just a few days ago that Iíve reported (http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/index.php?blog=3&p=2129&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1) on the latest developments of playing back YouTube (and similar) videos on both Windows Mobile platforms.

Developing for Windows Mobile is so blazingly fast that immediately after publishing my article, a brand new and even better solution has been released, which doesnít require any manual intervention to search and play videos any more.

There is an excellent tutorial, along with the two CAB files you need, HERE (http://discussion.treocentral.com/showpost.php?p=1319431&postcount=1) (related thread HERE (http://discussion.treocentral.com/showthread.php?t=148801)). Please follow this tutorial on setting up the new player. Note that, in order to play back videos on a touchscreen-less MS Smartphone (Windows Mobile Standard) platform, youíll need THIS (http://picard.exceed.hu/tcpmp/test/tcpmp.smartphone.0.72RC1.cab) TCPMP CAB file (instead of the one linked in the tutorial) Ė while the other CAB file, FlashVideoBundle.CAB, can be installed on Smartphones as well.

After installing, just go to, say, YouTube and click any video on, say, the main homepage. The video playback will (almost) immediately start, after switching to TCPMP.

Compared to the MobyTube-based solution explained in my previous tutorial (http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/index.php?blog=3&p=2129&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1),

The pros:
when you click a link in the REAL YouTube (and the other video repositories), you will be taken straight to TCPMP playing back the clip. No MobyTube searching / copy-pasting is necessary!
Smartphone compliance!
The cons:
not compatible with alternative browsers like Opera Mobile or NetFront; with them, stick to the MobyTube solution explained in my previous tutorial (http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/index.php?blog=3&p=2129&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1). Note that itís compatible with all PIE plug-ins (tested with PIEPlus and MultiIE; the latter on both (Pocket PCís and Smartphones) platforms)
no pre-WM5 compliance

All in all, GO GET IT! Youíll LOVE it!

08-26-2007, 12:37 PM
Quick warning: IEM plugin-based YouTube tools currently don't work!

I've just been reported (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=1462059&postcount=39) YouTube has changed the HTML layout; hence, the well-known IEM plug-in (http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/index.php?blog=3&title=yet_another_great_way_to_play_youtube_go&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1) to play back YouTube automatically from IEM doesn't work for the time being. I'll announce at once when there's a newer, compatible version.

For the time being, you can still use the tutorial HERE (http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/index.php?blog=3&p=2129&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1), as it doesn't depend on a plug-in and, therefore, still works.

08-28-2007, 03:56 PM
As was reported (http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/index.php?blog=3&title=quick_warning_tcpmp_based_youtube_tools&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1) some days ago, YouTube has changed the layout of their pages, resulting in the best IEM plug-in (http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/index.php?blog=3&title=yet_another_great_way_to_play_youtube_go&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1) not working.

Now the author of the plug-in has just released a new (1.2) version, which fixes this problem. See his original post (http://discussion.treocentral.com/showpost.php?p=1319431&postcount=1) for the download.

BTW, there is also an interesting post on playing back YouTube videos via YouTube Pocket (http://ytpocket.ath.cx/) HERE (http://www.aximsite.com/boards/1059145407-post11.html).