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Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos.

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Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. Jared Kosiba 7/16/13 7:00 PM
I've been using the browser desktop version for a while but on every video I'm getting a "Sorry, this video is not available on this device". Keep in mind I've been using the desktop version on my ipad for over 6 months now and it started doing this. I've looked everywhere and have only seen a youtube comment with someone having the same problem. Any help is appreciated and I can still use the mobile app or browser mobile version but those suck.
Re: Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. TheWave80s 7/16/13 8:21 PM
I started to have this same problem exactly today at noon. I had no choice but to download "jasmine" from the App Store although I dislike anything made by a third party. I plan to check youtube desktop version again on Sunday. If it still doesn't work I guess I'll have to use jasmine for the time being.
Re: Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. Jared Kosiba 7/16/13 10:09 PM
Some of my videos have started working. Most still have the error. I hope this isn't permanent though, cause I can't stand the other versions.
Re: Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. Catraph 7/17/13 9:16 AM
I have the exact same issue! I cannot believe WHY Google would implement this "DRM" like feature, as the videos play FINE on the mobile site. But nobody uses the mobile site. The mobile site, the app, anything third party of the FULL DESKTOP VERSION is so vastly inferior to the desktop version it´s insane. we DON´T want a mobile app, we WANT the FULL, UNSUBDUED Youtube DESKTOP experience.

Fix this Google. Do this now. For every itteration you make youtube worse, ever since the day you first bought them up. The least you coul´d do is to listen to your consumer base and have a little COMMON SENSE. Where it not for the faxt you now own 90% of the marked, Google, I would boycot every single thing you have ever touched upon, because you are not doing a good job, you are doing a terrible job for EVERY change you try to implement.

Spread the word, copy this message if you have to, we have to let Google understand we won´t stand for this anymore!
Re: Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. Jared Kosiba 7/17/13 10:53 AM
Dude calm the hell down... You were always able to use the desktop version in full until today for some reason. This is likely not DRM and how would it be? Just give it time...
Re: Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. A u sir 7/20/13 1:51 AM
I totally agree with you i feel the same !  
Re: Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. SaraB2095 8/6/13 7:04 AM
I have the same problem, it's been a month and im going crazy! I can't play videos on desktop! Someone figure out how to fix this!!!
Re: Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. gajah duduk 8/15/13 6:55 AM
Login  on YouTube ,then go to setting ,Overview then at the bottom choose mobile version ,try it!
Re: Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. sirmentio 8/15/13 12:56 PM
I don't think the iPad has flash, which is needed for youtube to play.
Re: Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. Angus Trau 8/20/13 4:22 AM
Not exactly, as youtube also has a html 5 player. I think it has something to do with monetization, as the html 5 video played through apples player can't display ads, google blocks the desktop site for ipads
Re: Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. Jakoby 9/10/13 4:31 PM
You have to reset the settings.  Go to settings, general, at the bottom hit reset, then hit reset all settings.  it will ask you if you are sure, say yes.  You may have to put the info in to connect with your wifi again.  This will allow you to watch the videos.
Youtube desktop browser on ipad mini won't play videos. Mitchell Richardson 9/14/13 8:09 AM
Yeah! And on mobile YouTube you can't reply!!!