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    I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

      I have tried using mobile version of youtube and it just says video cannot be played. I have seen that other people have said they are able to watch videos so Im not sure if I'm just not doing something correctly. I would appreciate any help.

        • 1. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

          NOOKcolor supports the mobile YouTube site (http://m.youtube.com), which runs on HTML.

          • 2. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

            I've tried the m.youtube and it still does not work.

            • 3. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

              YouTube mobile was meant for smaller mobile screens therefore the terrible video quality. With the expected update to the Android OS 2.2 in 2011, the NOOKcolor will support flash such as that displayed on the full site version of YouTube. Be patient, this is after all, an eReader, not a PC. More features to come...

              • 4. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

                I know some are making the argument that the NC is "just a reader" but really, it isn't. If I wanted "just a reader" I'd have spent 139 on a Kindle. The NC is a cross-over product between a reader and a pad PC, to some degree. It's focus is reader, but think of it more as a literature and art device if you will. The ability to read books, watch videos, listen to music (or perhaps an audio book or lecture) should all be a workable part of the experience. Otherwise, why pay the extra 100+ bucks for it? So you can view a few color diagrams in a PDF? I don't think so.

                 

                That all said, I think the Nook Color is right on target with where it is and where it's going. Great product. I think B&N called the market right by not trying to be just another Kindle. I like being able to read a book, listen to Pandora stations and, occasionally on whim, pop over and check my facebook wall. :smileyhappy:

                 

                So back to the video thing... I've tried the mobile Youtube as well and videos won't play at all, not even in low, scrungy resolution mode. It tries to load the video, then just pops back to the main screen, often without even an error message. I'm supposing the new Android coming in the next month or so with flash support will remedy that.

                • 5. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

                  Did you go into the browser and click on settings and unchecked the popups? This is what we had to do..however the videos play but are bad quality. Not sure why or any fix for this?

                  • 6. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

                     


                    kriter20088 wrote:

                    Did you go into the browser and click on settings and unchecked the popups? This is what we had to do..however the videos play but are bad quality. Not sure why or any fix for this?


                    Yes, I have pop-ups disabled. Still no video. Not even grungy ones off the mobile site. It just says "loading video..." for quite some time, then jumps back to the original screen. Or sometimes I get the error, "Cannot play vide; Sorry, this video cannot be played".

                     

                    • 7. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

                       


                      mbratch wrote:

                       


                      kriter20088 wrote:

                      Did you go into the browser and click on settings and unchecked the popups? This is what we had to do..however the videos play but are bad quality. Not sure why or any fix for this?


                      Yes, I have pop-ups disabled. Still no video. Not even grungy ones off the mobile site. It just says "loading video..." for quite some time, then jumps back to the original screen. Or sometimes I get the error, "Cannot play vide; Sorry, this video cannot be played".

                       


                       

                      How odd.  On our Nook-color, "block pop-up windows" is checked, as are "enable javascript", and "enable plug-ins".  We went to "m.youtube.com/", in the search window entered "nookbn", selected "NOOKcolor Features & Touch Gestures", and it played fine (tho maybe lo-res).

                      -- bye

                       

                      • 8. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

                        Mobile youtube is viewable on my NC; watched a couple...not worth my time...worse than the early days of youtube. 

                         

                        IMHO, youtube on the NC is a lost cause until the rumored Flash update 2011Q1.

                        • 9. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

                          Steps to Check for Mobile App on Nook color:

                           

                          1.  Open browser.

                          2.  In upper right corner there is an area that looks like lines, click on that.

                          3.  Go into "more options."

                          4.  Go into "settings."

                          5. Check "Browser Mode/User Agent".

                           

                          If that is set to Desktop, use the drop-down menu and change to Mobile Browser Mode.

                           

                          This may correct your problem.  

                           

                          I had to change mine back to desktop to get signed into one of my frequently used websites.

                           

                          Hope this helps --

                           

                          Zola

                          • 10. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?
                            Try opening your browser, go into settings and turn pop ups off for your browser. To play videos for now until the flash update is pushed out you will need to go to m.youtbe or m.ksl.com.
                            • 11. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

                               


                              kriter20088 wrote:
                              Try opening your browser, go into settings and turn pop ups off for your browser. To play videos for now until the flash update is pushed out you will need to go to m.youtbe or m.ksl.com.

                              Tried all that. Doesn't work on mine. Still won't play. I'll wait for the flash update I guess.

                               

                              • 12. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

                                Also try rebooting (hold pwr button down 5 sec.).  The video player appears to be a separate app; it could be hung.

                                 

                                 

                                • 13. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

                                  I realize you want to make sure your Nook is not faulty. Is there anyway you can reset it to factory settings? Start over sort of? My wife's Nook (e-ink version) was giving her problems and we reinstalled or upgraded the firmware and it helped.

                                   

                                  If it is any comfort you are not missing anything! I went to our B&N store today thinking I might pick up the Nook Color for our daughter. She loves watching kids stuff on youtube on my iPad but it is a little big for her hands (and I want it back!!). I was honestly surprised when I tried youtube on the store demo Nooks. Mobile Youtube gives you an ugly site obviously optimized for a much smaller phone screen. None of the tablet grid layout goodness you get with an iPad and much less intuitive for kids. The video quality is absolutely horrid - seriously the worst I have ever seen. You can hardly tell different clips apart as all you get is pixel artifacts dancing all over the screen. Totally useless even though I made sure the 'HQ' selection was on. This is not a problem with HTML. Android and iPhone phones both have excellent youtube quality in HTML. And the Nook must have the horsepower to display good quality video but for some reason it defaults to using the worst possible quality. 

                                   

                                  The rest of the Nook Color experience is pretty good for the price I think but I hope for your sake B&N will eventually update it with Android 3.0. 

                                  • 14. Re: I can't watch youtube videos on Nook Color.  Any Suggestions?

                                    OK this is sort of interesting...

                                     

                                    I reported (above) that I cannot view mobile Youtube site videos regardless of settings on my NookColor.

                                     

                                    Then perchance I tried it whilst connected wirelessly at a different location (not in my home) and it worked. It worked under various settings. Brought it back home, doesn't work, with any settings.

                                     

                                    Hmm.... there's something about my wireless router configuration that is preventing the mobile Youtube videos from playing. I have no filtering turned on, and everything else (shopping, web browsing) all work at home, just not m.youtube.com or other similar internet videos.

                                     

                                    Still investigating to try and figure out why...

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