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    I'm sure there are a few of you still interested in this, and I now have found a way to get it working. Now, I can't take any credit for this, I am just spreading the word. I found out about this because of my Nokia 770 internet tablet, which has many of the same limitations as Windows Mobile in accessing the newer Flash videos that YouTube and Google use on their sites. The 770 also uses an older version of Flash, thus preventing these videos from working.

    Well, thanks to "aflegg" over at Internet Tablet Talk, we now have a solution that works almost perfect.

    http://www.bleb.org/services/vidconvert/

    This is a little script he threw together in the last few days that lets 770 users convert a YouTube or GoogleVideo on-the-fly and stream or save it to the device. Once I saw this working, I just had to try it on my 700wx, and I really didn't expect it to work. Much to my surprise, I saved the converted file to my SD card, then when it was finished downloading, TCPMP automatically opened the resulting AVI file and it played nicely. Now the encoding rules he is using right now are very low, but this is to save server bandwidth and storage.

    To watch a video, all you have to do it copy the video link from the Pocket IE address bar, then go to http://www.bleb.org/services/vidconvert/ and paste the link into the "URL" text box, then click "Convert". You can also upload a file you may already have on your Treo by using the "File" text box. Now keep in mind this is not 100% fool-proof, but it works very well on the YouTube videos I have tried so far. Also, the page formatting is not really Pocket IE-friendly, but once you get in there, you can see how to navigate without any problems.

    Once you start the conversion process, you will see the scrolling text going across your Treo screen, and the file size progress will be shown at the bottom, just like when you load a web page. Let it finish it's thing, then the dialog box will come up asking you to save the file, just like it does when you download something in Pocket IE. Go ahead and save the file wherever you want, you'll see the progress bar at the top. When done, if you have TCPMP installed, it should automatically open up the new video file. Click play, and you should be set. Video quality and sound is very good, but I'm sure Andrew will be making tweaks as he goes along updating the site. Also, the conversions use a queue system, so it's first-in-first-out.

    There it is, boys and girls...give it a try and see how it works, if you have any questions, let me know and I can help you out. Andrew did this script for the 770 community, and only knew about the Windows Mobile after I told him of my successful testing. At my suggestion, he added a "DONATION" button, so if you find his site helpful, PLEASE make an appropriate donation to help him keep things going.

    Enjoy!
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    Nice find! Will give it a shot tonight
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    definitely cool, though it sort of defeats the purpose of YouTube (streaming and not downloading the videos).

    but it's better than nothing for those who really need to watch the latest Youtube,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
    definitely cool, though it sort of defeats the purpose of YouTube (streaming and not downloading the videos).

    but it's better than nothing for those who really need to watch the latest Youtube,
    Yeah, it's not as seamless as a PC, but it works...and it converts fast and with EVDO the downloads are speedy. Takes about 2-3 minutes to get a video, if even that long.

    I don't think the Treo can stream the converted file, I didn't see an option for that. The Nokia 770 CAN stream the video, which is nice, since it starts playing after a few seconds of buffering...
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    I've encounter a better option to directly play the .flv files on the nokia 770. It works better becouse the movie is downloaded directly from the YouTube site.

    Basically there's a javascript code that gets the current .flv on a YouTube or Google video page. Then you can save it as a file or open it with MPlayer.

    The complete instructions are here:

    http://www.4tm.com.ar/4tmsite/wordpress/?p=6

    Regards,
    Jose.
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    thank you. im a youtuber as well as a treo-er
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    Kinoma 4 supports Youtube directly. It makes me miss my 700p.....
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    New Styletap v1.0.009 now supports Kinoma, which means, streaming Youtube.
    No more crazy download runarounds. Nice!

    *Note: Haven't tried 1.0.009 yet, but I've actually been doing this with version 1.0.002 and it definately works. It's just that now we have official support for it.

    http://styletap.com/release_notes.php

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    A couple of alternatives....

    http://wap.mymobileclips.com - you need to create an account (free and no personal info required other than an e-mail address), but it lets you search and then convert vids from Google, YouTube, DailyMotion, Metacafe, Myspace and Blip.

    http://www.srobbin.com/mobilevideo - only has google, and is limited to 4 min. clips, but is reliable and fast.
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    Orb will stream Youtube clips as well, and is free.

    http://www.orb.com
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    I have ORB 2.0 but I cant figure out how to stream youtube clips. Should I just access youtube through pocket IE & it will automatically open WMP then start streaming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by g-funkster View Post
    New Styletap v1.0.009 now supports Kinoma, which means, streaming Youtube.
    No more crazy download runarounds. Nice!

    *Note: Haven't tried 1.0.009 yet, but I've actually been doing this with version 1.0.002 and it definately works. It's just that now we have official support for it.

    http://styletap.com/release_notes.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACHlLLES View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by cybrwulf View Post
    Orb will stream Youtube clips as well, and is free.

    http://www.orb.com
    Ive been trying for about an hour to stream youtube through ORB 2.0 but no success. Any suggestions ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ya Boi D View Post
    Ive been trying for about an hour to stream youtube through ORB 2.0 but no success. Any suggestions ?
    install orb on your PC

    browse to mycast.orb.com on your treo

    Log in, then browse over to videos

    Click on online videos

    enter your search query

    pick the video you want to watch

    watch it.
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    Ok,your referring to videos that I've already converted using a program such as vidconvert? I thought you were referring to a direct stream from youtube.com .
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    This would be very helpful if I could figure this out.

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