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

        Yeah, there have been instances of this (works everywhere but home), but I don't think anything definitive has been decided yet. 

         

        What brand/model router do you have?

         

         

         

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

           


          riffrafff wrote:

          Yeah, there have been instances of this (works everywhere but home), but I don't think anything definitive has been decided yet. 

           

          What brand/model router do you have?

           


           

          I saw those reports, but my case is so specific to videos. Everything else regarding internet and wifi work fine.

           

          I have a D-Link WBR-2310. Just for kicks I set my NookColor as a DMZ host, and then it worked. But that basically just bypasses the router function making it visible on the 'net directly. I'm not really wanting to keep that setup. Yikes.

           

          Maybe if I can figure out this issue, it would help the other reported cases, too. Who knows...

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

            I have a Linksys Router and the m.youtube videos work ok. I thought I was having problems with certain videos hanging the player. Several times I had to turn off the NC in order to get it to play again. But......that was last week.  

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

               


              mbratch wrote:

               


              riffrafff wrote:

              Yeah, there have been instances of this (works everywhere but home), but I don't think anything definitive has been decided yet. 

               

              What brand/model router do you have?

               


               

              I saw those reports, but my case is so specific to videos. Everything else regarding internet and wifi work fine.

               

              I have a D-Link WBR-2310. Just for kicks I set my NookColor as a DMZ host, and then it worked. But that basically just bypasses the router function making it visible on the 'net directly. I'm not really wanting to keep that setup. Yikes.

               

              Maybe if I can figure out this issue, it would help the other reported cases, too. Who knows...


              Newest firmware?  D-Link's a decent router, for the most part.  Sure, I had two go flakey and now use a Cisco/Linksys WRT54GL, but still.  :smileywink:   Anyway,  D-link's not some off-brand that I'd expect to have issues with.  Curiouser and curiouser. 

               

               

               

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

                 


                riffrafff wrote:

                 

                Newest firmware?  D-Link's a decent router, for the most part.  Sure, I had two go flakey and now use a Cisco/Linksys WRT54GL, but still.  :smileywink:   Anyway,  D-link's not some off-brand that I'd expect to have issues with.  Curiouser and curiouser. 

                 


                 

                Yeah, I have the latest router firmer, and 1.0.1 firmware in the NookColor. The D-Link has been "veddy veddy good to me" outside of this particular issue (although it does sometimes do unexpected blocks if I switch on filtering by website - I've turned that off). On rare occasion I need to power cycle it... rarely. I had a Netgrear (forget which model) and it was not nearly as well behaved.

                 

                I'll stare at some of the config settings further and see if I come up with any ideas. If I knew more about what kind of packet/port transactions occurred when accessing a mobile Youtube video, I could more easily diagnose it. If I try to access a mobile youtube video from, say, my laptop, clicking simply does nothing. So there's something special going on there.

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

                  I can access the m.youtube.com page from a desktop computer, but when I click on a video I get this:

                  "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (rtsp) isn't associated with any program."

                   

                  Besides that, I doubt Firefox understands streaming 3gp protocol.  At least, not without a plug-in.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  edited for typo

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

                    Nook Color can only play these video formats: 3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4V, and OGG. And supports MPEG-4 Simple Profile up to 854×480, H.263 up to 352×288, and H.264 Baseline profile up to 854×480. So if u want to enjoy video on Nook Color, u should convert video to Nook Color compatible formats.


                    I suggest u try Foxreal YouTube FLV Downloader Pro, which can not only download video from YouTube, but also convert downloaded video to Nook Color with the optimized format (MP4, 848×480, H.264 codec, 1500kbps avg bitrate, AAC 48KHz 160Kbps).


                    U can try it, good luck!

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

                      Or simply do it for free

                       

                      1. download firefox web browser :

                      http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

                       

                      2. start firefox, and download the "video download helper" plugin :

                      https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

                       

                      3. visit the youtube website, and when you find a video you like, use video download helper to download the MP4 file version to your computer.

                       

                       

                      4. transfer MP4 file to your NOOK and play it.

                       

                       

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

                         


                        Damitri wrote:
                        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. 

                         


                         

                        I had the same experience.  I would buy a Nook Color for my son, but not if the video is as horrible as the YouTube Mobile appears to be. 

                         

                        Really, B&N does themselves no favors showing their video capabilities so poorly.

                         

                        Right now, I'm holding off until I get a better look at how the Nook Color does video.

                         

                        If it will do full-resolution, full-screen video, I'll definitely get one.

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

                          Wow thanks.  I've had my NC for 3 weeks and I'm just finding this out.  Great! I'm watching youtube videos.  I'm sure I'm going to learn some more things about NC here.

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

                            I get the same error trying to view videos through m.youtube.com on my nook.  The funny thing is, it will play about 10 seconds of the video and then error out saying "Sorry, cannot play video".  I am using a D-Link DIR-655 router.

                             

                            Was anyone able to remedy this?

                             

                            Thanks.

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

                              I had this problem as well. I would go to the mobile site and still couldn't watch the videos. Go into your settings on your NC and make sure it is in "Mobile" format and not "Desktop" this should solve your issue...it did mine at least. Good luck! :smileyhappy:

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

                                YAAAAY!!!! I figured it out, at least for my Nook. I just discoved that I have the same problem. Not beign able to watch the youtube videos. It NOT able whether it is youtube mobil or the regular one because I couldnt get either one. Anyway, the soulution that I found was 

                                1. Push the N logo button

                                2. Tap on settings

                                3. In the "Device Settings" section tap "Screen"

                                4. Make sure the "Auto-rotate screen" box is checked

                                5. Go back and try playing the youtube video.

                                Note: If it doesnt work right away try going out of the browser and then go back in and retype the youtube address.

                                 

                                Hopefully this will work for you.

                                 

                                Also to be noted: For some reason I still could not play the Nook Color videos come with the Nook. But when I physically turned/held my Nook Color in the landscap position, the video started to play. So thats just one more thing to keep in mind. 

                                 

                                Good Luck! 

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

                                  Thanks for sharing that tip.

                                   

                                  Turn on 'AutoRotate' and be in Landscape.

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

                                    Anyone looking to view their youtube videos without being online, or any other .wmv file can use the most updated version of realplayer and convert your .wmv file to a 3gp or mp3.  Realplayer is avaialble for all PC's & Laptops.  Once you have the program on your computer, use realplayer (video) to open and convert.  Once converted simply save it in your media file folder on your nook color (can transfer/copy files once you connect the USB to your computer).  Hope this helps someone other than me..:womanvery-happy:

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