Monday, December 20, 2010

Watch YouTube Videos Online in Windows Phone 7 Cellphone

RealTube - YouTube solution on smart phonesWindows Phone 7 is Microsoft's latest mobile operating system for smart phones. Yet, it's a shame that the new Windows Phone 7 does not support YouTube. What's worse, WP 7 doesn't officially support Flash or HTML 5 in the browser. You're gonna to change this Embarrassing situation with a third party application.

A few days ago HTC released a free app for anyone with a Windows Phone 7 device built by the handset maker.

You can also pay $1.99 for an app called RealTube which let you watch YouTube on Windows Phone 7 if you don't have an HTC cellphone. With RealTube, you can also view video content on sites that use Adobe Flash technique, such as CNN, DailyMotion, FunnyorDie, MySpace, and MSN, etc.

How does RealTube work? It just converts Adobe Flash video to Silverlight, which is necessary for WP 7 phones.

RealTube isn't a complete YouTube app, meaning it won't let you manage your YouTube account, view updates from your friends, or all those other features you would expect from a dedicated YouTube app.

You have to pay for the application if you want to continue to use it after 15 days free trial.

P.S. Microsoft's current solution for YouTube on Windows Phones is a mere plugin, which basically opens YouTube web app in browser (not the HTML5 version as seen on iOS and Android devices) and then allows you to playback videos using the native Windows Phone 7 video player. Microsoft's YouTube plugin also integrates with Zune's music and videos hub, allowing users to go through their YouTube playback history.

Off topic: YouTube users can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to download Flash videos from YouTube and any other websites. It is free.

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