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[BUG] Video Player Component Can't Load Youtube : Unity

Discussion in 'Handheld AR' started by arkedrem, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. arkedrem

    arkedrem

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    Hi,
    Here's the error message with the actual Youtube url.

    "VideoPlayer cannot play url :


    WindowsVideoMedia error 0xc00d36c4 while reading


    Context: MFCreateSourceReaderFromURL
    Error details: The byte stream type of the given URL is unsupported.
    Track types:"

    The Unity forum automatically detects and changes the link to a media.

    Can you make Unity work with Vuforia for Youtube?
     
  2. dyuldashev

    dyuldashev

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  3. arkedrem

    arkedrem

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    No problem but if Unity can't use Youtube, this is going to be a major loss of content links.
     
  4. dyuldashev

    dyuldashev

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    You can stream from other links though with Unity Video Player. It's not really Unity's fault actually because YouTube streams videos differently than other ordinary servers. You can put up a video file on your own website, and it should stream just fine.
     
  5. arkedrem

    arkedrem

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    dyuldashev.

    Don't get too hung up on defending Unity.

    If Unity can be improved, help it get improved.

    Don't get stuck with a biased view.

    Being able to link Youtube videos to Unity is a huge plus to the Video Player component.
     
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