How does YouTube work without flash?

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  1. Matt-09

    Matt-09 New Member

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    Anyone know how YouTube works on the iPod Touch even though they do't have flash?

    Does it [YouTube] have like a seperate server for QuickTime friendly videos, and effectively you can't watch all the videos that you could via a PC?
  2. royalblue

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    Apple and YouTube had an agreement where YouTube converted all of their videos into H.264 Format (Correct me if I'm wrong) So that they would be capable of playing on the iPhone and iPod touch

    I'm not sure what kind of compensation YouTube received though

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  3. Firebird94

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    You cold also go to the mobile friendly youtube, no idea what youtube did for the mobile friendly version.
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    Same thing prob

    Daym YouTube got a sheeetload of money for that I bet
  5. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    When you upload a video, it gets converted to an iPod Touch/iPhone friendly format. h.264 MP4. That video can be downloaded at any time on your computer with a simple script. And that video is played on the iPod Touch/iPhone. Its the same thing with Google Video.
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    SiXAXiS Banned

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    doesnt google host youtube?
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    b1j4nt New Member

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    ^exactly
  8. mclaurin10

    mclaurin10 New Member

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    What confuses me is how google will make money off the iPhone / iPod touch / mobile version of YouTube because there are no ads.
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    As Reaper2794 said earlier, i bet YouTube made a sh*tload of cash off of the deal lol
  10. mclaurin10

    mclaurin10 New Member

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    Yeah but how? No ads?

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