Full YouTube access on the Q ; It works

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  1. ermax

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    Full YouTube access on the Q ; It works

    **EDIT**
    THESE FILES ARE OUT DATED
    PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE FILES
    **EDIT**

    Ok.. I edited this post to make it real easy for anyone to do. The original directions (not from me) for doing this came from this thread:
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/showthread.php?t=148801

    Here are my really simple directions that don't even require a computer.

    Step1: Install TCPMP 0.72RC1. To do this run Pocket Internet Explorer on your phone and type this url: http://tinyurl.com/wafj8. When prompted to download click Yes. When prompted to install click "Install". At the end of the install it will give you a message about the program being made for an older version of WM. Don't be alarmed, it will work fine.

    Step2: Install the YouTube plugins for TCPMP and Pocket IE version 1.1. To do this just run Pocket Internet Explorer on your phone and type this url: http://tinyurl.com/36ntkl. Answer all the prompts the same way you did in Step1.

    Step3: Reset the phone by pulling the battery and then plugging it back in.

    Step4: Run Pocket IE and goto and watch my superstar 7 month old son stand for the first time. :) Best video on YouTube. hehe.

    BTW, you can't make fun of my wifes silly laugh in the background. "hahehahaheha".

    Oh.. one more thing. If you don't see the Ev icon at the top of your homescreen on the Q then don't expect it to have enough bandwidth to play the videos smoothly.. if play at all.

    Have fun!

    Edit: New plugin version 1.2. Do Step2 again for the new version.
  2. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    there is a big ass thread on youtube workaround already...located here

    not sure if this one works differently...since it has a different file than the other post
    thanks!
  3. ermax

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    That thread is talking about m.youtube.com which has a very limited selection of videos that YouTube transcoded for mobile use.. Or should I say for iPhone use.

    This method I posted is for the full blown YouTube site. It is very easy to install. Just launch the cab file to install TCPMP and then launch the other cab file to install the PIE/TCPMP plugins. Then run PIE and browse to www.youtube.com and then click on any video and it starts playing.

    No copying of files into the windows directory and all that crap.. You just run the fully automated install programs and your done. The setup is dummy proof.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    interesting...how long does each page take to load and is it easy to navigate around in?
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    also its telling me to install a PocketPC version of TCPMP on my Q...will this work?
    have you done this?
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    I just timed it. I typed a search in and then clicked search. It took 18secs to render the list of videos. The video list is very easy to navigate with the view set to "Default" in IE. You just scroll up and down.. no left and right. Then I clicked on one of the videos and it took about 12secs to launch in TCPMP and start playing. That 12secs includes buffer time and all that. That is from the time I clicked the link to the time I see video playing.

    Keep in mine I am running EvDO Rev0. The Q doesn't run RevA unfortunately.
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    Oh.. yeah.. the post I linked to isn't really specific to WM smartphone. You just need to install the smartphone version of TCPMP. The rest of the directions are generic to any WM device. Sorry I should have mentioned that. I already had TCPMP installed so I didn't even think about it.

    Here is a link to the smartphone version of TCPMP:
    http://picard.exceed.hu/tcpmp/test/tcpmp.smartphone.0.72RC1.cab
  8. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    well i have that installed and then installed the other cab file they said to...went to youtube.com and clicked on a video and it told me i didnt have the correct flash player...
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    nevermind...you just need to reboot the Q and it will work
    nice find!
  10. Dan Wang

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    Did anyone else get the "file not supported on device"?
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    when did you get this?
    durning installation...you can just hit yes and it will finish the install
  12. Dan Wang

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    Here is the exact message:

    Installation of tcpmp.pocketpc.0.72RC1.cab was unsuccessful. The installation file is not intended for this device.

    My only option is "Done".

    There is not Yes or Cancel option.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    oh ok i thought you meant the other flash file
    you dont use that file...you have to use the smartphone version of TCPMP which you can find on my apps page
    www.scottschrob.com/q/apps.htm
    ermax mentioned that a few posts ago..that should fix the issue
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    "Installation was unsuccessful. The program or setting cannot be installed because it is not digitally signed with a trusted certificate."
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    really?
    quite a few people have installed that without issue (me being one of them)
  16. Dan Wang

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    That error message came up while installing the TCPMP on your site.
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    I was one step ahead and tried that picard link too. I received the same message:

    "Installation was unsuccessful. The program or setting cannot be installed because it is not digitally signed with a trusted certificate."
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    who is your carrier?
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    Sounds like the security policy on your phone is set to high. Here is an article talking about how to lower the security policy (Application Unlock). My provider doesn't lock the Q down that much. I just get a warning about the certificate but I just say yes and it continues.

    Here is the article:
    http://www.sems.org/entry.asp?ENTRY_ID=157

    Let me guess, your provider is Verizon? They love to cripple phones.

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