WDTV Tools

July 27, 2009

YouTube Support – Teaser

Filed under: applications, youtube — Tags: , , , , , — Elmar Weber @ 04:05

As already mentioned on some occasions I’ve been working by the way on YouTube support for the WDTV. After some initial issues with the YouTube API the data retrieval works now without problems and basic streaming works too. There are just some performance problems to be worked out because it takes about 20 seconds until the playback starts. Basic UI integration is also on the way, so you get a nice keyboard to search with instead of a folder view. Support for favorite channels and tags will be added as well before the first release. There are also some kinks when browsing with thumbnails. Below are two screenshots of the search frame and a resulting file listing.


  1. Looks very nice, can’t wait to try it

    I know I’m getting ahead of myself, but eventually you will implement playlist support, right? ;)

    Comment by chipxsd — July 27, 2009 @ 20:08

  2. Sure, to show the playlists as results is no problem. Although it’s hard to say whether a continuous playback is possible with the WDTV, but its at least manually possible when the user activates the sequential playback.

    Comment by Elmar Weber — July 27, 2009 @ 20:55

  3. What a clever idea :) Displaying a playlist as a folder…

    Comment by chipxsd — July 28, 2009 @ 12:33

  4. look nice, can you try to implement direct shortcuts in the youtube app just like the did for the xtreamer? so we have direct access to these channels .


    it seems to be that everything is coming from the google channels and feeds via http://gdata.youtube.com.
    I’ve played around with the custom RSS server and cant get video from any other source to play other than youtube, so I’m not sure what params the flashplayer they are using requires. If I fix it I’ll post a howto


    Comment by daskino — August 12, 2009 @ 12:21

  5. Not sure what you mean by direct shortcuts. Do you mean that certain YouTube channels are configurable as folders on the start page of the YouTube Support?

    Comment by Elmar Weber — August 12, 2009 @ 12:27

  6. Youtube is one of the best Web 2.0 service on the internet today. I really love watching music videos and funny video clips on Youtube.

    Comment by Beautiful Girls Gallery — January 3, 2010 @ 17:02

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