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youtubeplay 1.0.0.11 - YouTube & FLV Player - now works on PPC2003

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milesmowbray

Senior Member
Nov 15, 2004
97
1
This is my YouTube search/player application. Bit like the latest CorePlayer.

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:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...49-3c6b-42f1-9fd9-0041345b3385&displaylang=en

The video player overlay is hacked out of TCPMP and the FLV part is based on FFMPEG.

....CHANGELOG....

youtubeplay v1.0.0.11 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 v1.0.0.10 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 v1.0.0.9 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 v1.0.0.8 updated 10/10/08, changes:

Fix - -3 play error, which was caused by internal YouTube changes and some bad code!

youtubeplay v1.0.0.7 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 v1.0.0.6 updated 8/5/08, changes:

New - All YouTube feeds now available
New - Related videos
New - Associate youtubeplay with FLV files

youtubeplay v1.0.0.5 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 v1.0.0.4 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
Backlight keepalive

....

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 (v1.0.0.11) from here


Comments / suggestions welcome.
 

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jiggad369

Senior Member
Apr 2, 2008
126
5
Somerset, NJ
WOW! GReat App!

May I make a request? Anyway you can make the "skin" a black color by any chance? My entire phone is customized to be in a dark tone and the white just looks very out of whack. Thank you very much for such a great app! Keep it up!
 

dzelaya18

Senior Member
Sep 11, 2007
421
29
Riverside, CA
It just shuts down as soon as it buffers the video for me. It searches just fine and all, but right after buffering it closes itself. Tried a soft reset, but no change.

On a side note, would this be able to function as a stand alone FLV player? So that we could download FLV clips off the web, save them on the storage card and watch them later? I've tried the TCPMP w/ flash plugin solution but it never works for me.
 

surur

Senior Member
Nov 29, 2003
622
2
Very nice.

Can I make a few suggestions - Can the buttons be made larger and more finger-friendly, can the soft keys either be used for something or left out, and I dont think the d-pad does anything when the video is playing.

Also can the buttons be made rounder instead of square.

Surur
 

coney718

Member
Jun 21, 2007
25
0
Works well but one thing i've noticed is that when I search it doesn't give me that many options. Like i type in "Ric Flair" and it only gives me 4 videos to choose from. Obviously there are alot more than that, unless im doing something wrong.
 

dogbeef

Member
Dec 20, 2007
18
0
bugs?

awesome program! a few things though, i'm running this on a sprint mogul, no2chem 2.0 ROM, when i play the video in landscape mode the video starts towards the bottom of the screen and blocks the 'stop/full/cancel' buttons, i have to close the video by just poking in the general direction of where i THINK the stop button is...

also another suggestion, perhaps an option for more search results, right now i'm pulling only 4 or so and i would like to be able to get every video that's available.

besides that, this is an awesome program, thank you!!!
 

milesmowbray

Senior Member
Nov 15, 2004
97
1
awesome program! a few things though, i'm running this on a sprint mogul, no2chem 2.0 ROM, when i play the video in landscape mode the video starts towards the bottom of the screen and blocks the 'stop/full/cancel' buttons, i have to close the video by just poking in the general direction of where i THINK the stop button is...

also another suggestion, perhaps an option for more search results, right now i'm pulling only 4 or so and i would like to be able to get every video that's available.

besides that, this is an awesome program, thank you!!!

Still early version, literally just it going today!

Landscape mode and VGA are next on the list for testing and fixing.

Currently it is set to return only 5 results, just to make it quick! Will include some config options in the next few versions to change this.

Download function - noted, might also be able to include FLV to other format conversion.

Skins and finger friendly buttons etc. again noted but low on the priority list.
 

milesmowbray

Senior Member
Nov 15, 2004
97
1
It just shuts down as soon as it buffers the video for me. It searches just fine and all, but right after buffering it closes itself. Tried a soft reset, but no change.

On a side note, would this be able to function as a stand alone FLV player? So that we could download FLV clips off the web, save them on the storage card and watch them later? I've tried the TCPMP w/ flash plugin solution but it never works for me.

What device?
 

milesmowbray

Senior Member
Nov 15, 2004
97
1
Will this work if we are connecting to the internet via Proxy? I use tmobile..

May work, why not give it a try. You may find the search works but playing doesn't.

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.
 

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    Guys, this app has been abandoned for a long time now.
    It does not work and probably will never work.
    Every time YouTube makes a change on their backend, it breaks the app -- so someone needs to maintain it and fix it to comply with whatever youtube changed.
    I believe some time ago we asked the author to post the source and he did not; so that's it. I would suggest closing this thread honestly.