It allows you to search for videos in a nice friendly Pocket PC 2003 and greater app and then stream the full FLV video (not miniscule MPEG4 versions) within its own player.
This app can also download the FLV videos for offline use and also then extract the soundtrack to an MP3 file.
The app is written in a mixture of .net and C so you need the .net runtime, v2 or v3.5:
The video player overlay is hacked out of TCPMP and the FLV part is based on FFMPEG.
youtubeplay v220.127.116.11 updated 24/11/08, changes:
New - Fully works on Pocket PC 2003 now, found the horrid bug that stopped it
New - Will open and play VP6 (On2) FLV files, slow but should work
New - Uses newer version of FFMPEG SVN from a few days ago
Fix - Fullscreen should work if you start in landscape mode now
youtubeplay v18.104.22.168 updated 11/11/08, changes:
New - Added the facility to extract the audio as an MP3 from any saved FLV
Fix - HTC Streaming Media option should now work again
NOTE - I have now removed any efforts at getting this to work on devices with less than WM5, just wouldn't work.
youtubeplay v22.214.171.124 updated 27/10/08, changes:
Fix - "Failed to get security cookie" message, this was caused by YouTube changes. I have now entirely changed the way this bit works so that it is more like the flash player and should be a bit more resiliant to changes.
Fix - May work on Pocket PC 2003 devices again, please test.
youtubeplay v126.96.36.199 updated 10/10/08, changes:
Fix - -3 play error, which was caused by internal YouTube changes and some bad code!
youtubeplay v188.8.131.52 updated 12/5/08, changes:
Fix - Crash when switching to play video (problem on Kaiser ROM "Mobile Vista v1.3" and maybe others)
New - Added AppToDate support - had to change download location to my server
Fix - Can now reliably retrieve up to 50 results
New - Reverted config and results forms back to non fullscreen to enable SIP and menu
New - Hardware keys - dpad up/down = vol up/down, dpad right = ffwd, dpad left = back
youtubeplay v184.108.40.206 updated 8/5/08, changes:
New - All YouTube feeds now available
New - Related videos
New - Associate youtubeplay with FLV files
youtubeplay v220.127.116.11 updated 7/5/08, changes:
New - Added Save functionality
New - Added AV offset config setting to tweak lip sync
New - Added config setting to alter fullscreen rotation
New - Version number displayed in config screen
Fix - Landscape fullscreen now should be the right way round
youtubeplay v18.104.22.168 updated 7/5/08, changes:
New - Full screen application now - more space
New - Removed horrible toolbars, buttons back
New - VGA, QVGA, Portrait and landscape support
New - Config screen
New - Option to play smaller MP4 version of videos in HTC Streaming Media application
New - Buffer size configuration option
New - Option to set number of videos returned
New - Click on the search button again to get more results for same search
New - Load FLV video from file option
New - Made smaller
New - Video overlay set to GDI - better on Kaiser
Fix - Better error handling
Fix - numerous small fixes
youtubeplay updated 16/4/08, changes:
New black look
Removed buttons, added toolbar
VGA portrait support (only testing in emulator)
Click on video for fullscreen
Things planned: Support for YouTube logons, video uploads, user favorites and better caching/buffering.
Things not planned: Other video sites.
Known issues: Square mode not quite right. Other character sets (Chinese etc.) don't work apparently. Close button sometimes takes a few pushes.
Everybody should note that this application will eat bandwidth, no consideration has been made for data consumed, so Wifi/ActiveSync or unlimited 3g only, be prepared for a big data bill otherwise. Won't work well on GPRS anyway as FLV vids are quite sizeable.
Download Latest Version (v22.214.171.124) from here
Comments / suggestions welcome.