Question about Apple iPhone Smartphone
There was a known issue with respect to YouTube playback and jailbroken iPhones. Earlier on, the jailbreak would change a configuration file that would render YouTube "broken" as it could not connect to the internet (either through Edge/3g/Wifi) to play videos.
If this is the case, I recommend accessing Cydia and performing a search for YouTube. A few fixes that will repair related issues such as the video not playing, audio fix, etc will appear.
Select the one that matches your particular issue and after installing the fix, reboot your iPhone and YouTube should now work correctly.
Alternately, if you have not jailbroken your iPhone, then perhaps trying to reboot the device will fix the problem. This is a common "fix" for some iPhone related issues like Wifi trouble, Youtube, apps that hang/frequently crash.
You may also consider updating your iPhone's firmware OS to the latest version possible (3.1.3, as of this writing). This also resolves many persistent issues within the iPhone file structure.
Posted on Mar 18, 2010
Hi Leon6253, Ive been having the same problem, noticed it about 4 days ago. On my iPhone 3Gs, 32gig, I have 2 pages of "saved to homescreen" icons of specific & individual music videos at YouTube. Previously they all worked FINE!! (I loved having the tiny pics/icons of whichever singer & their specific URL Direct to their song on my home screens). I would simply tap the icon/pic & YouTube would automatically open up & start playing. NOW, ZILCH !!! Instead it takes me to a YouTube page for that particular song but there is NO VIDEO window & NO BUTTON to "play video"!! Just a white square where the video normally is. SO WHO SCREWED THIS UP? YOUTUBE & GOOGLE, or what??? This is very distressing. Not only does the video NOT PLAY, but it also automatically changes my prior icon/picture into a RED icon with a "play video" type button. But if you tap on it, STILL NO VIDEO, but it merely goes to the page for the video &, as described above, there is NO VIDEO not PLAY button on the webpage!! Grrrrr. Sorry, I don't have a solution, just wanted the world to know you are not alone.
Posted on Mar 18, 2010
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