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Watch YouTube videos on Xbox 360

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2009 19:58 User comments (8)

Watch YouTube videos on Xbox 360 While you can load up YouTube (and other flash-based) videos on a Nintendo Wii or PlayStation 3 (PS3), the Xbox 360 console doesn't make it such an easy task. You can use NXE with Windows Media Center to load a browser program, but that has its own limitations and needs you to keep on your computer. If you simply have Windows XP or similar and would like to be able to watch YouTube videos (or Google Video, or several other sources), then you can without Windows Media Center.
There has also been a similar guide added for Nintendo Wii, and a simple look at an application to download content from YouTube without needing to rely on web services.

How to watch YouTube videos on Xbox 360
The guide uses TVersity to stream directly from any YouTube URL you provide. TVersity will download, prepare and stream the content for you, where it can be displayed full screen by the Xbox 360 console. Some limitations can't be avoided, TVersity transcodes on-the-fly so a relatively modern (in tech terms) computer helps, as well as a broadband connection to avoid problems downloading from YouTube. The guide will work for any other web video you can feed to TVersity as well.

How to watch YouTube and Internet Video on Wii (Fullscreen)
Nintendo Wii has it's own browser, so it can display YouTube itself. Where you can run into problems is when you try to play Full Screen. Using the TVersity server on your home network can get around this problem. Recent news suggests Nintendo is working to fix that issue, but this guide will also cover content from other sites and sources (MMSH streams etc.), so it's a good look over for Wii owner with a wireless network.

Save YouTube videos to HDD
Any past guides we had posted that extract content from YouTube have generally used web services for the task. At least one of them has stopped working correctly, so we decided to add this very quick and short guide on using software to achieve the task easily instead.

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8 user comments

15.2.2009 10:11

I use PlayOn. Its sooooo much better.

25.2.2009 12:27

Heres you a crappy video to watch :P
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvFVgNZgOJw&feature=channel_page

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Feb 2009 @ 12:27

35.2.2009 12:32

Zippy likes playing with super mutants! :P

45.2.2009 12:35

Originally posted by Azazel61:
Zippy likes playing with super mutants! :P

I like modding weapons more, FO3 kinda got boring after 30 hours.

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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55.2.2009 12:37

I'm still playing it pretty heavily. No youtube video's to prove it though.

65.2.2009 12:40

Originally posted by Azazel61:
I'm still playing it pretty heavily. No youtube video's to prove it though.

I thought bioshock was shallow too, but I haz issues :P

I made a huge energy gun tweak for FO3 too.
http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=1149
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Feb 2009 @ 12:53

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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75.2.2009 22:11
atomicxl
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Originally posted by limelight:
I use PlayOn. Its sooooo much better.
PlayOn is pretty nice. Although I read on Afterdawn that MS is talking with Hulu and that might be coming pretty soon. I paid for PlayOn solely for Hulu so part of me feels like I just threw $30 in the trash can. But at least if MS gets on board, i'll finally be able to rewind, fast forward and resume, something PlayOn can't do with Hulu streams.

82.11.2010 20:19

hey what the mircosoft company needs to do is contact the youtube company and make a "ap or whatever they call it" and put on the xbox 360 the mircosoft company made a twitter facebook for the xbox 360 but what about youtube ??? and myspace ???

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