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How to watch 4OD videos on ATV?

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Hagrid Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)
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Oct 17, 2010 9:24 AM
Hi
I bought the new Apple TV last week and I love it so far.

Only annoying thing is that whilst I can access all the video on Youtube for 4oD which is under my Subscriptions, the ATV does not show any of the video.

Do you know if this is a software limitation or a lack of Flash?

Any tip is much appreciated.

Thanks & Regards
Nicola
Macbook 2.2Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 2 GB Ram
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
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    Oct 17, 2010 9:38 AM (in response to Hagrid)
    the 4OD content can only be viewed on the youtube website due to them having ads inserted into them.
    this is not an apple limitation, but the 4OD content owners restricting access to youtube website only.
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  • Steve Neal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 17, 2010 10:26 AM (in response to Hagrid)
    Yep. Some Youtube content is flagged not to play on TV-connected devices.

    This is also why Youtube take a dim view of unofficial TV-connected devices accessing Youtube as if they were standard web services. Other TV-connected devices have had to modify how their Youtube access works to make it compliant.
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  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Oct 17, 2010 10:30 AM (in response to Steve Neal)
    Steve Neal wrote:
    Yep. Some Youtube content is flagged not to play on TV-connected devices.

    This is also why Youtube take a dim view of unofficial TV-connected devices accessing Youtube as if they were standard web services. Other TV-connected devices have had to modify how their Youtube access works to make it compliant.



    'unofficial TV-connected devices'

    How on earth can YouTube pontificate on what one is allowed to connect to a TV?
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  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
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    Oct 17, 2010 10:32 AM (in response to Alley_Cat)
    Alley_Cat wrote:
    How on earth can YouTube pontificate on what one is allowed to connect to a TV?


    it's all about the ads youtube can insert into content.
    they block content that they can't insert their ads into when not viewed on the website.
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  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Oct 17, 2010 10:45 AM (in response to Chenks)
    I clearly don't use YouTube enough to understand this!
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  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
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    Oct 17, 2010 11:10 AM (in response to Alley_Cat)
    Alley_Cat wrote:
    I clearly don't use YouTube enough to understand this!


    well for example.

    the 4OD content has ads at the beginning (sometimes 3!) then then some in the middle, and maybe some at the end. these ads cannot be skipped by the viewer.

    this is the reason why said content is not available on the appletv (obviously).

    however, the content is only licensed to be viewable on the youtube website, thus it is blocked from being viewed elsewhere (any user can opt-out of syndication).

    some devices out there are using a pseudo youtube application which is essentially just a web browser, and thus gets round the syndication opt-out. this is against the license agreement that youtube has, and thus will ensure that such devices don't get access to that content.
     MBP 2.4GHz  Mac Mini G4  2 x AppleTV  iPhone4 32GB  iPod Classic 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Oct 18, 2010 12:20 AM (in response to Chenks)
    OK, I follow.
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