Youtube useless after update


#1

Hello board

After updating the WD live device to .24 Firmware, the youtube client is USELESS??!!

The interfase is very slow, but more bad it is, the player does play HD, or 480p videos. Sound and video is very bad after update. Where is the “play HD contens” manu? is there any news about playing 480P and HD videos on youtube?

I must use my computer for playing youtube, the sound and video  cannot being uset on my stereo(bad bad bad) before the sound and picture where very good on most all the video´s…

Now all video´s plays at LOWEST quality att all.

is the new youtube regulations says anything about playing medie on the lowest quality on TV devices???

Sinserly, Bjarke Denmark


#2

Consoles and set-top boxes must now all connect via YouTube XL, which does not provide HD.  You can try it on your PC here:   http://www.youtube.com/xl

The reason is most likely because the majority of set top boxes (like the WD TV Live) do not provide a mechanism for displaying adverts as seen on the YouTube website.

If there is no incentive for YouTube, they obviously won’t allow us to stream HD content for free (huge bandwidth cost).

Another downside is that the XL interface rigidly enforces authors’ preferences regarding syndication, so a lot of content is now blocked from being displayed on set top boxes.

Yes, it’s disappointing but this also affects every other media player (Popcorn Hour is blocked altogether).


#3

Hey Pixelpower

thanks for your reply

okay, but the XP site is playing HQ(480p) and HD video´s fine, i must only press the “button” the WDLIVE is not playing at HQ. the sound is fine with HQ, is very anoing to listen to 360 videos vith bad sound… i use my devise to music video´s and so on… it very useless now :frowning:

but again, thanks for you anwher 


#4

PixelPower wrote:

Consoles and set-top boxes must now all connect via YouTube XL, which does not provide HD.  You can try it on your PC here:   http://www.youtube.com/xl

 

Another downside is that the XL interface rigidly enforces authors’ preferences regarding syndication, so a lot of content is now blocked from being displayed on set top boxes.

 

Yes, it’s disappointing but this also affects every other media player (Popcorn Hour is blocked altogether).


 

Thats not exactly true. If you type ‘HD 1080i’ into the XL interface on your computer it will play the HD video. There is also a HD button that appears sometimes. The real point is that nobody knows how the WDTV picked which video to play when selecting an HD video as they are normally 360, 480, 720 and 1080.> Try ‘Avatar Trailer 2 HD 1080i’. You can definitely select HD on that with the XL interface.

 


#5

I must admit that I have never found any difference with sound between HD and lower definitions. Its normally just been the picture quality that has been better. There is no reason why a low definition video should not have an excellent sound track, it does not increase the size that much and it has nothing to do with blocking HD video.


#6

You could always downgrade your unit to .17 firmware and get HD back if its that important to you. Obviously you never be able to upgrade in the future.


#7

Pixel is correct…this has been a long time coming as YouTube needs to make money somehow…

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/youtube-blocks-non-partner-device-syabas-as-allegations-fly/


#8

okay about the sound… 

Hear a example of a video and compare the sound with standard 360, to HD 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5–5zpVEWOM&feature=popt00us00


#9

bjarke_denmark wrote:

okay about the sound… 

 

Hear a example of a video and compare the sound with standard 360, to HD 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5–5zpVEWOM&feature=popt00us00

 

 

 

 

The only questions I would ask is why is this video in HD and what difference does the sound quality make to the overall quality. Its mostly speech which does not exactly warrant Hi-Fi.