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I you want to watch a video but this message comes up

"Sorry, un-available for mobile devices"

Try these steps
  • Copy and paste video code into a new post / reply on the forum
  • press preview
  • watch!

A quick way if the video is on the forum:
  • press quote on the post with the video on
  • remove the line that has something along the lines of this on:
Code: [Select]
[quote author=RodDama link=topic=1604.msg12007#msg12007 date=1390841277]
  • 3: press preview
  • 4: watch!

[there is a coding error on steps 3 & 4 so I had to make do]
Hope this helps

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Re: A quick tip for watching videos un-available for mobile devices
« Reply #1 on: 28 January, 2014, 15:53:28 »
Doesn't work on my iOS6 iPad.
What devices have you tested this on?
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Re: A quick tip for watching videos un-available for mobile devices
« Reply #2 on: 28 January, 2014, 16:15:59 »
This both works on:
iPad 2 - iOS 6.1.3
iPod touch 4th gen - iOS 4.3.3

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Re: A quick tip for watching videos un-available for mobile devices
« Reply #3 on: 28 January, 2014, 16:57:13 »
Well, mine's an iPad 2 as well, and the Preview gives me the same thing I see in a normal post. I assume you're talking about the normal web interface, and not via Tapatalk (as that doesn't have a Preview option, that I can see). Curious.
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Re: A quick tip for watching videos un-available for mobile devices
« Reply #4 on: 05 August, 2014, 16:11:01 »
I quickly thought that I'd come back to this thread with a little update:

In the first way (if the video is not on the forum)
Make sure you are not copying and pasting an https code if you are you can simply remove it
And make sure it isn't a mobile link as well so met rid of the m. in the code

So if you start with a link like this:
Code: [Select]
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s1LZs5MC_MEWhich will give you this when you press preview


You need to turn it in to this:
Code: [Select]
http://youtube.com/watch?v=s1LZs5MC_MEWhich will give you this when you press preview


Or:

Go to the YouTube website and press the button that says "desktop" and then copy the link of the same video from there

And another tip:
You can't gain a link for an unwatchable video on the YouTube app so you need to go to the YouTube website

Hope this helps and works for you

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