Best way to play a Youtube Video?

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Best way to play a Youtube Video?

Postby puntloos » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:17 pm

Well subject says it all, but I can elaborate a bit

Say you have a youtube URL - ex: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY - Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody!
Say you want to play it on your main screen. In HD (the video has 720p AND 1080p), and obviously with some caching so it won't stutter..

How would you go about doing it?

- Would you use PS3 Media server somehow?
- Would you perhaps download the video source with a youtube ripper?
- Would you use a site like pwnyoutube.com and just use the ps3 browser? (annoying to copy the YT url into the browser but OK..)

Any chance this could work with a youtube playlist as well?
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How can I stream YouTube feeds/videos?

Postby chocolateboy » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:52 pm


  • PS3:

    If you have a PS3, the easiest way is to install the PS3 YouTube app.

  • PMS Plugins:

    Install PMSEncoder and add YouTube feeds to your WEB.conf e.g. (from the sample PMSEncoder WEB.conf):

    Code: Select all
    # YouTube: Freddie Wong
    videofeed.Web,YouTube=http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/users/freddiew/uploads?alt=rss&v=2&orderby=published
    videofeed.Web,YouTube=http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/users/freddiew2/uploads?alt=rss&v=2&orderby=published


    To create a feed of your YouTube favourites (replace <username> with your YouTube username):

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    videofeed.Web,YouTube,Favourites,1-50=http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/users/<username>/favorites?max-results=50&start-index=1&alt=rss&orderby=published&v=2
    videofeed.Web,YouTube,Favourites,50-100=http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/users/<username>/favorites?max-results=50&start-index=51&alt=rss&orderby=published&v=2


    For playlists, see here. For more details, see YouTube's feed creation tool.

    Individual YouTube videos can be added as video streams e.g.:

    Code: Select all
    videostream.Web,YouTube=Charlie,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBlgSz8sSM


  • Browser:

    1. ps3youtube.com (see this thread for details).

    2. YouTube Leanback.

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