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Youtube Videos on DIRECTV HD DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Call DirecTV. Ask to speak with a technician. Explain your situation and set up. Technicians can guide you and help troubleshoot the problem. Make sure you speak with a technician, not a CSR.
     
  2. Drucifer

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    Parental Controls>Edit Settings>Web Videos
     
  3. bob13654

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    Had already tried that and the option didn't show up.

    I did fix the problem. It had to do with the wiring. The DECA and the SWM power box were wired in the wrong order. I rewired and rebooted my DVRs and YouTube showed up.

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  4. Smartmark

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    Sorry I missed it if it has been brought up before, but why can't we fast forward or rewind? Especially if the video seems to be fully downloaded
     
  5. cartrivision

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    Because the Youtube function is based on a poorly thought out half-baked design. The lack of FF & rewind capability makes this function pretty worthless.
     
  6. Laxguy

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    There are licensing matters that may have played into that. YouTube doesn't want anyone saving their videos.
     
  7. MysteryMan

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    Shhhh.....I have a few in my Smart Search. ;)
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Dang- I was going to turn you in, but you're soooo anonymous, not to mention mysterious! :D
     
  9. billsharpe

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    http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/

    This program lets you download YouTube videos to your computer.
     
  10. Smartmark

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    Ok but the new TVs that access YouTube via wifi let you rewind or fast forward and the videos are not saved. I am sure some programming could be put in place.
     
  11. Laxguy

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    Yes, but you aren't saying YouTube in any way endorses that, are you?
     
  12. raott

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    On any computer you can jump to any portion of a video without "saving" the video, in essence, allowing you to rewind or ffw at will. It simply is not a great implementation, IMO.
     
  13. billsharpe

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    No endorsement from YouTube, but here is an extract from the program's FAQ site:

    I can download the video file into my computer, is legal?

    Yes, when you watch a video in flash from a website (like YouTube) the video is downloaded into your computer, in the folder "Temporary Internet Files" of your browser. The program does the same thing, allowing you to select the destination folder. This means that the file is saved on your computer while you watch the video and there remains until you do delete it.

    What kind of use I can do of video file?

    You can use the video saved for personal use only. We do not assume any responsibility to content you are attempting to download and strongly recommend that you do not download copyrighted material.
     
  14. Laxguy

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    [Bolding and italics added] Were these questions posed by Russians? Who did the translation? :nono:

    In any event, the answer insofar as YouTube is concerned seems to be a resounding NO.
     
  15. joed32

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    Just got a new TV that has YouTube on it and I can't FF or RW.
     
  16. billsharpe

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    Yes, it's a foreign site -- certainly poor English questions, but understandable.

    And I already said "no endorsement from YouTube." You're the one that changed "no" to a shout. :D
     
  17. basschica

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    I can't find where anyone has responded to the question regarding the "Ordered by Relevance" on YouTube videos. I can't figure out how do do this, but it boggles my mind why this wouldn't be a feature...
     
  18. mark40511

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    Actually..........On ONE of my DVR's, if you click the right arrow, it gives the 301 error "apps initializing 301".....And I was under the impression that if you got this error, that when you go to the search that YOUTUBE vids will not show up, but this is not the case for me. To my surprise, on that DVR in question, when you go to SmartSearch, youtube videos show up and play fine (even though apps aren't initializing........I really don't care about the apps on Directv (at least yet).........So now youtube vids work fine on both dvr's.......It's pretty crazy watching some of the vids people have posted on youtube (entire series or episodes of shows even) and the video quality is pretty good, better than SD in some cases..........I like watching a lot of the paranormal shows that I've missed in the past and most of them are on Youtube. I was watching some of them the other day. Pretty cool. Oh, and search 13mordeth. He's a Canadian that moved to Taiwan and he puts a camera on his motorcycle and goes racing down the streets of Taiwan while he talks into the mic. Some of the vids are in HD and some are not. I forgot the term. I think it's called motorcycle vlogging.
     
  19. cartrivision

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    That's pretty much baseless speculation that the posts quoted below pretty well contradict. We're not talking about record/save capability... just the most basic navigation functions.

    Let's not go out of our way to make excuses for the poor/half baked implementation that DIRECTV is providing on their DVRs.



     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    I see the YouTube viewing access as evolutionary, not revolutionary.

    We may not be seeing the finished product yet, who knows. :shrug:
     

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