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    Because Youtube is owned by Google, they have been mixing their own technologies together.

    After investigating, i can now tell you guys why Youtube iPhone-iTouch is not working in China.

    Youtube on the Web is not the same because it is using Flash and Flash Video encoded movies.

    Apple and Youtube have made a partnership and developed the Youtube.app that is using a different way to retrieve the videos on the iPhone-iTouch.

    The videos are encoded in h.264 because the iPhone-iTouch has hardware decoding support for this codec.

    Now when we use the Youtube.app, it is not using the same servers.
    In fact it is using the Google Video servers were the h.264 Youtube's videos are stored.
    So Youtube is not going to move its website to h.264 as what they do is just duplicate flv videos (encoded in h.263) from their website to Google Video's servers (encoded in h.264).

    So the Youtube app reports this "error playing movie" because it can't reach Google Video servers that is "voluntary blocking" the content from chinese IP adresses, it is not the Chinese FireWall that is blocking. (the proof is at the end of this post)

    Please don't start again on political statements, i just wanted to technically know why it was not working here.

    This is what i've got so far.

    2007-11-07 09:52:43.784 YouTube[5487:d03] -[AVController failPlayback:reason:notifyClient:]: item with path [omitted] failed to open with err -12873
    2007-11-07 09:52:43.795 YouTube[5487:d03] ERROR!!! Please file a Radar!!!
    2007-11-07 09:52:43.798 YouTube[5487:d03] Could not play the movie http://vp.video.google.com/videodown...56742593064802. We received the AVController_ItemFailedToPlayNotification with info: {
    "AVController_Error" = Error Domain=NSOSStatusErrorDomain Code=-12873 UserInfo=0x1b1530 "Error playing movie";
    }
    2007-11-07 10:16:49.624 YouTube[5487:d03] clearing out queue
    In China If you Open the URL in your computer's browser using a foreigner proxy, you'll be able to download a mp4 (h.264) movie otherwise you'll get this message from Google.

    Google
    Error

    Forbidden

    Your client does not have permission to get URL /videodownload?version=0&secureurl=rgAAALxRpszUgTK_ K_xaZ04iy5vPKMxLb3IJrivHviNmtVktaq20sq4GOlduzGiAgV s__QcEYkk2QHyU2jaS2o-ebeJ5riU0HUTtOFGOr2S5mF80HveDEt-gdHMOTclmtGKssXr_ctgHCsx9d62QvXtf2nWNhxLQZI-zNAtlhuF1CXoYiWvZ7v-qVdhRUwWl6md3hCUdfuFddmKCmHgWcPwu3wTNb4hMDdfwgWC5N 1mLrlFN&sigh=QXB37Z0K8RkpFfje4QiH2uwxnFs&begin=0&l en=26000&docid=1036256742593064802. from this server.
    Thanks Youtube-Google...


    [edit]

    Adding an anonymous proxy on the iPhone-iTouch wifi connection solves the problem as Google video servers think you are in the country of the proxy. It's slower but it works.

    That's just a Stupid Move from Google-Youtube because we can get access to the exactly same videos on the Youtube website !


    The Youtube app is also using an Apple URL that gives a Google Error

    http://iphone-wu.apple.com/feeds/videos/

    [/edit]
    Last edited by Former Bender; 11-07-2007 at 05:28 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by geejay101 View Post
    among "those problems" are:

    - you will land in prison for several years when publishing information against the government

    - you will be executed in severe cases

    - your organs will be sold to the highest bidder

    You will surely be able to explain to my why this is "unavoidable".

    Your country is run by one "communist" party which does as it pleases.

    Omnipotent "communist" officials enrich themselves on a grand scale and anyone who challenges that corrupt system disappears - its as simple as that.

    If you are happy with that then its fine with me. But please dont complain that youtube has problems doing business in China or that iPhones dont speak Chinese.

    If anything what I say offends you then this is only so because you have some strongly misguided loyalty to your regime.

    It remains to be seen how stable this system is or whether it just reduces to dust as all other "communist" regimes before.

    Cheers
    among "those problems" are:

    - you will land in prison for several years when publishing information against the government (Homeland Security anyone? btw the US imprisons more of it's own people than any nation on earth, by ratio and number)

    - you will be executed in severe cases (even if your a child or mentally debilitated in the US)

    - your organs will be sold to the highest bidder (illlegal and unproved in china, legal and taxed in the USA)

    You will surely be able to explain to my why this is "unavoidable".

    Your country is run by two capitalist parties which do as they please.

    Omnipotent "bankers" enrich themselves on a grand scale and anyone who challenges that corrupt system disappears - its as simple as that. (In the last 20 years china has lifted 250 million people out of poverty)

    If you are happy with that then its fine with me. But please dont complain that youtube has problems doing business in China or that iPhones dont speak Chinese. (youku is the worlds largest online video provider)

    If anything what I say offends you then this is only so because you have some strongly misguided loyalty to your regime. (oh the irony!)

    It remains to be seen how stable this system is or whether it just reduces to dust as all other "capitalist" regimes before.

 

 
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