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Youtube Videos on DIRECTV HD DVR


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#141 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:58 PM

I don't think DirecTV want's to support real copyrighted material like music video's. If they can't control the royalties paid to each artist every time a video is paid, then they would likely be a target for a lawsuit. I guess the internet makes money off of click-able ads, plus these people seem to have different opinions on viewing content via your computer monitor vs. a TV screen (just ask Hulu).

There's many other things omitted from DirecTV's YouTube search, from big name content providers ie) CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox. I think it's filtered for the legal issues. Better safe than sorry.

My solution: I run Boxee off my laptop. I just set my laptop in it's docking station, which is connected to my TV. I use my iPhone remotes... Mobile Mouse if I am navigating in Windows, or the Boxee remote control if in full screen Boxee. The Crisp HD UI is light years beyond anything DirecTV, Tivo, or Cable providers offer. It's also very quick and has smooth modern screen transitions and GUI effects. Content on it streams instantly using the same exact internet connection that is available to my HR24. It's in good quality too. I know one of my favorite things to watch is the Engadget Show. It comes in at 720p in real time. It's quite amazing that they are able to do it.

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#142 OFFLINE   dorfd1

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:11 PM

DIRECTV doesn't support that as you can see .. that's why they don't show up in the results.


do other videos that contain ads play on directv? the ads I refer to are the ones that play before the video and the ones that show up at the bottom of the video after a few seconds.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:50 PM

youtube was also working for me yesterday before the update now nothing.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:01 PM

Was working yesterday for me on one of the DVRs. Tried a couple of videos. The last one locked up. Red button reset and now no YouTube for me.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:21 PM

I had it yesterday and then this AM the unit had rebooted now I do not have youtube anymore. What happened?

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:01 PM

just did a force fw download and youtube is working again!

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:18 PM

Reboot fixed mine. I have noticed videos on you tube with any territory restrictions have excluded. This is probably why those videos that vevo has rights to put on you tube are excluded since some of those videos they can't show in the United States and some they can only show in the United States.
edit. atleast one vevo video is in the mix that I have found so far. Just may take awhile I guess for them to be included. However it was from a vevo channel on you tube added in the last few days.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:18 PM

Despite Doug's comments that it should be available for everyone, it clearly isn't. Is ANYONE out there running x452 software and able to access it? If so, is ANYONE running x452 on an HR-23 and have it working? Just wondering...

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:20 PM

has anyone tried to play a video that contains an ad that plays before the video and/or an ad that shows at the bottom of the video after a few seconds.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:56 PM

I don't see you tube on either my HR22 or HR23 that are connected to the internet.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:52 PM

Those that are failing to get Youtube ..

Do you have the most recent software?

0x458 - HR20
0x457 - HR21/22/23, R22 & HR24-500
0x454 - HR24-100/200

Maybe this is the problem after all.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:01 PM

Those that are failing to get Youtube ..

Do you have the most recent software?

0x458 - HR20
0x457 - HR21/22/23, R22 & HR24-500
0x454 - HR24-100/200

Maybe this is the problem after all.


Nope. 0x452 from 12/14.

#153 OFFLINE   Sim-X

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:25 PM

Sweet, can't wait to try

hmmmm, just checked my HR24-500 - I'm on 0X452 12/21

No scheduled upgrade date, lame

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:30 PM

HR24-500's running 0x452 from December. YouTube is working fine. No DECA, unsupported MRV all hardwired. It is an option in Parental Controls on/off web videos. Using Google DNS 8.8.8.8 .

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:51 PM

Those that are failing to get Youtube ..

Do you have the most recent software?

0x458 - HR20
0x457 - HR21/22/23, R22 & HR24-500
0x454 - HR24-100/200

Maybe this is the problem after all.


I got 0x454 on the 8th at 02:32 AM on my HR24/100 - I think I posted that already too.

Still no Youtube.


My unit is connected with DECA.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:03 PM

Hope this helps someone....

I tried rebooting last night and again tonight to get "You Tube" to work.....no luck.
When I read a previous post here about allowing videos under parental controls, I ignored it. In my 15 years with DirecTV, I have never used parental controls.

When nothing else worked, I checked the setting to "allow videos" anyway and it was set to "block" (maybe by default, I've never set it.) I changed it, did a search for AAAAA, and You Tube is now active.


Update: the exact wording is "web videos", set it to ALLOW.

Edited by BobCA, 10 February 2011 - 12:04 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:43 PM

Hope this helps someone....

I tried rebooting last night and again tonight to get "You Tube" to work.....no luck.
When I read a previous post here about allowing videos under parental controls, I ignored it. In my 15 years with DirecTV, I have never used parental controls.

When nothing else worked, I checked the setting to "allow videos" anyway and it was set to "block" (maybe by default, I've never set it.) I changed it, did a search for AAAAA, and You Tube is now active.


I don't even see this as a choice on my menu listing under parental controls. Where do you find "Allow videos"? My HR20 rec'd the 458 software last night,still no youtube. My HR21 has 457 and youtube works on it.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:51 PM

Hope this helps someone....
When nothing else worked, I checked the setting to "allow videos" anyway and it was set to "block" (maybe by default, I've never set it.) I changed it, did a search for AAAAA, and You Tube is now active.


I checked my settings, but I cannot find an "allow video" setting anywhere on my HR24/100.

As for parental controls, I have not enabled it and probably never will.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:01 AM

I don't even see this as a choice on my menu listing under parental controls. Where do you find "Allow videos"? My HR20 rec'd the 458 software last night,still no youtube. My HR21 has 457 and youtube works on it.


I just double checked...under parental controls the setting is called "web videos" (more exact wording) and should be set to "allow".

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:16 AM

I just double checked...under parental controls the setting is called "web videos" (more exact wording) and should be set to "allow".


It is NOT there. I bet ya though it will be there when youtube finally works.... :D

I am going to reboot my unit one more time..... maybe, just maybe THIS time it will work.
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