YouTube clip: "Charlie Bit My Finger?" What is this, 2007?

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  1. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    For the last week or so, TiVo's chosen clip at the bottom of my TiVo Central has been "YouTube: Charlie Bit My Finger"

    You know the one:


    I guess I'm just surprised that this cutting edge device, this one box to rule them all, with all the latest and greatest internet content, has chosen a clip from 2007 for its main screen. What's next, "The Evolution of Dance?" :rolleyes:

    Seriously. Can't they have some intern choose a more interesting, more current clip to showcase on our main screen? Or is that asking too much? :D
     
  2. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

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    It is a funny bit. I don't know how TiVo determines which clips are going to get highlighted on TiVo Central but an oldie but goodie that we haven't watched in years isn't a bad idea in my opinion.
     
  3. Philmatic

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    LOL, I was thinking this myself. It does show that if it's used more often for more relevant items, it can really be a positive thing. So many TiVo users forget that YouTube is supported on the platform.
     
  4. CatScratchFever

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    that hysterical, thanks for sharing!!
     
  5. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    Since YouTube on TiVo is SD only it makes sense to showcase old SD videos. :p
     
  6. Stuxnet

    Stuxnet Alien Infidel

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    Tell me you're kidding... no wonder their videos look like VHS recordings on my system.
     
  7. mwecksell

    mwecksell New Member

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    I thought TiVo YouTube was 480p, not sd.
     
  8. morac

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    480p is SD. That's DVD resolution.
     
  9. mattack

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    OK, I think your point is funny, and I thought sort of the same thing.. though I am pretty sure I only saw this clip (and the kid goes to the dentist one) within the past year or so. (Mostly I avoid youtube).
     
  10. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Yes, but many of the uploads are taken on crappy camcorders and smartphones, at much less than 480p.
     
  11. morac

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    Actually most smartphones these days take video at at least 720p and a lot of YouTube videos are HD. Hence my quip about TiVo living back in 2007, when everything was SD.
     
  12. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    YouTube support on TiVo is a joke. I try to save videos to a playlist so I can watch them easily... they show up blank on the TiVo.

    This bug has been here for over a year. TiVo doesn't care.
     
  13. orangeboy

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    Are all videos found in the playlist, and not been removed? Does the playlist have a description? It seems that once those two requirements are satisfied, there's no problem with playlists on TiVo.
     
  14. rainwater

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    I don't know about most smartphones shooting 720p videos. Only in the last few months have we seen a larger percentage of 720p supported phones. I doubt overall that 720p smartphone cameras are a very large percentage yet. But to the original point, it is pretty lame that TiVo doesn't show higher quality streams on the Youtube app. But like the Netflix app, TiVo has a uncanny ability to create an app and then never improve it again.
     
  15. morac

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    Those two "requirements" wouldn't be needed if TiVo would simply fix the several years old bug.
     
  16. morac

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    Maybe I should have said most of the popular smart phones can do this. The iPhone 4 takes HD video and that came out a year ago. Many Android phones do as well. I'm also finding that a growing number of videos are being professionally done. Those are almost always in HD.
     
  17. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Agreed. But, with some preventative actions taken by the end user, that workaround allows playlists to function correctly. Could the TiVo code be fixed to ignore empty playlist descriptions and removed videos? Absolutely. Will it be fixed for the older platforms? It seems doubtful, given TiVo's adversity to changing the older code.
     
  18. mattack

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    Did you TELL Tivo about this bug, with detailed descriptions of how to reproduce it?
     
  19. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Yes. As did many others in the long thread(s) about it here. TiVo doesn't read these reports, or doesn't care, or doesn't know how to fix it.

    Should I report it again?
     
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