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WP8.1 Upload to YouTube app now supports background uploads

Developers BC3 has updated their WP8.1 app  Upload to Youtube, to version 2.0.

The app is designed specifically for  Windows Phone 8.1, and lets you pick videos not just from your camera roll, but using a file picker from anywhere on your phone (such as the Downloads folder for example).

New in this version is a very significant new feature – the ability to upload video in the background, meaning you can now record a video, start and upload to YouTube and get on with your day.image

The app will also accept input via the Share menu, allowing you for example to craft a video in Movie Maker and, in theory, use the Share menu to upload it to YouTube.

The app is free and ad-supported and can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store here.

EZTUBE, FREE APP FOR WATCHING AND DOWNLOADING

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EZTUBE is designed in the form of the original mobile Youtube application to bring users the real experience of using Youtube. EZTUBE provides virtually all the features that an user may need including: browsing categories (most popular, music, sports, gaming, etc.), channels, logging into user account, watching, rating, and giving comments. Furthermore, EZTUBE allows users to download videos for watching offline. The downloaded videos can also be converted to audio songs, which can be saved to the phone’s music library. Using EZTUBE users may figure out even more interesting features. The key features are listed below:

  • Explore Youtube videos in different categories and channels
  • Search for videos by keywords
  • Watch HD videos, rate and comment videos
  • Log into user account to watch personal videos
  • Download videos and/or convert to audio songs
  • Create playlist for listening to the downloaded music
  • Listen to the downloaded music in different modes: sequential, repeat, shuffle.
  • Save songs to the phone’s storage

EZTUBE is completely, no fee, no ads, no link to any third-party sites. Contact us: [email protected] if you have question.

Upload to YouTube–a new uploader designed for WP8.1

Developers BC3 has released their new app – Upload to Youtube, which does exactly what is says on the tin.

The app is designed and will only work on Windows Phone 8.1, and lets you pick videos not just from your camera roll, but using a file picker from anywhere on your phone (such as the Downloads folder for example).

The app will also accept input via the Share menu, allowing you for example to craft a video in Movie Maker and, in theory, use the Share menu to upload it to YouTube. In practice this is not widely supported yet, but should work from most new file explorers without issue, including Microsoft’s own Files app.

The app has two big weaknesses – one simple to rectify and another which will probably take some work.

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MetroTube gets a transparent live tile

MetroTube by LazyWormApps has seen a minor update to version 4.1.2.0.

The update adds only two features; one cosmetic and the other rather more useful.

The first is the addition of transparent live tiles in Windows Phone 8.1.

3 tiles are available – the usual fully red one, the now normal transparent background, and a new one where the logo itself is transparent and the background opaque.

QRCodeThe update now also makes links in video descriptions clickable.

MetroTube is $0.99 with an ever-lasting trial ala WinRar and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Nokia Video Upload App Updated To Support Upload Of Longer Videos

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Nokia Video Uploader, which allows the uploading of videos to YouTube, has been updated to version 2.0.0.0. This update brings in support for more new devices and the ability to upload longer videos to Windows Phone devices. Also, you can now upload videos inuploaderqr

New in this version:
- Support for more devices
- Upload longer videos (up to 15 minutes)

Download Nokia Video Uploader from Windows Phone Store.

Surfy Browser Version 3.8 brings NFC Link Sharing, remembers passwords, and has find on page support


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New to hit the Windows Phone store this week is a new version of Surfy, the popular web browser for Windows Phone. Version 3.8 includes several new interesting updates, not least of which is the ability to share links by touching phones together. NFC (Near Field Communication) is used to transmit a link to another phone with a simple tap. This saves having to send your link via email or a status update if you just want to share a page with someone nearby. It’s a great time saver and pretty neat. What happens if the person doesn’t have Surfy? No problem, the phone immediately prompts to download Surfy from the Windows Phone Store. It’s an elegant solution to a common problem.

Along with NFC Link Sharing, version 3.8 brings some long awaited features including a find on page feature and password and login credential caching.

Voice command support has also been opened up to Spanish, Portuguese and Italian users. The voice commands in Surfy are the best on any browser in the Store and allow you to launch popular websites, or any of your favorites, by holding the Windows hardware button on your phone.

Surfy’s momentum of regular updates and innovative features has it on course to be the best browser for Windows Phone.

Surfy 3.8 include:Surfy

  • Share links via NFC
  • Save Passwords and Logins
  • Find on Page

Find the Free Windows Phone 8 app in the Windows Phone Store here.

Find the Paid Windows Phone 8 app in the Windows Phone Store
here.

For more information visit the official website www.surfybrowser.com

toib, A Beautiful Yet Functional YouTube Client For WP8 Devices

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Lack of official full-fledged YouTube app for Windows Phone devices has led to lots of good 3rd party clients. We had the popular MetroTube YouTube client, and now we have got toib. This app features most of the YouTube related functions which an average user will look for it.

Key features:
• Login to your YouTube account
• Live Tile support app tile and channels
• Browse YouTube videos
• Search YouTube videos
• HD-playback
• Buffer support

Download it here from Windows Phone Store.

MetroTube updated to fix YouTube issues

MetroTube by LazyWormApps has seen a minor update to version 4.1.1.0 to address issues which has resulted in the inability to playback YouTube videos.

The app has also recently seen a newly improved UI with a “river” metaphor somewhat reminiscent of the official Facebook app.

QRCodeThe improved UI also means easier access to long titles, and access to screen rotation even when the rotation lock is active.

MetroTube is $0.99 with an ever-lasting trial ala WinRar and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Nokia Video Uploader and Video Trimmer updated with more device support

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Nokia has updated their two YouTube video apps.

Nokia Video Trimmer, which allows allows basic video editing by allowing cropping of the beginning and end of videos, has been updated to version 1.0.6.10.

Nokia Video Uploader, which allows the uploading of videos to YouTube, has been updated to version 1.1.4.1.

Both apps have increased app compatibility, likely with support for the upcoming Nokia Lumia 1520.

Find the apps at the links below.

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Nokia Video Uploader   Nokia Video Trimmer

Microsoft Updates Windows Phone YouTube App As A Shortcut To YouTube’s Website

Microsoft today updated their YouTube app for Windows Phone devices. Don’t get too excited, it is actually a downgrade. This new update completely removes the YouTube app Microsoft built and it now acts as a shortcut to YouTube’s website. This is an expected situation because both Microsoft and Google never reached a feasible solution when discussions took place over the past few months. Microsoft released its own fully featured YouTube app few months back for Windows Phone users. After few days of the release, Google fired back at Microsoft saying that Microsoft’s YouTube app that violates their Terms of Service. Microsoft then announced that they will be working with Google to fix the issue, but it never happened.

Microsoft publicly criticized Google’s evil nature with a long blog post. You can read it here. As a result of Google’s nature, millions of Windows Phone owners will experience a bad YouTube service on their devices.

 

YouTube now adding Nomobile flag to links when coming from Windows Phone

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Some Windows Phone users have been noticing odd behaviour recently when following YouTube links from their Windows Phones. 

YouTube seems to be re-writing the URLs by adding ?nomobile=1 to them, causing them to fail with the above error screen.

I noticed this behaviour myself this morning when following links from the Media tab in Bing search, and oddly editing the URL in IE to remove the nomobile flag did allow IE to continue to the page and allow me to play the HTML5 version of the video.

Also oddly the behaviour persisted for the first 3 videos I tried, and then suddenly stopped and could then not be replicated (fortunately after I took the screen shot).

Are our readers running into the same strange behaviour? Let us know below.

Microsoft explains how Google is making it impossible to make a good Windows Phone YouTube app

On their Technet site David Howard, Microsoft Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, explained the story behind the blockage of Microsoft’s new YouTube app.

Howard revealed that Google demanded Microsoft write the app in HTM5, which in the end proved impossible, with Microsoft writing:

“…we dedicated significant engineering resources to examine the possibility. At the end of the day, experts from both companies recognized that building a YouTube app based on HTML5 would be technically difficult and time consuming, which is why we assume YouTube has not yet made the conversion for its iPhone and Android apps.”

Microsoft notes that neither the official iOS or Android apps were coded in HTML5, and we wonders if it is even possible to deliver a good experience using the technology. Facebook certainly found HTML5 was a waste of their development time in the end.

Microsoft also notes that they addressed all Google’s other issues, and this still resulted in Google blocking the app.

Microsoft concludes:

We think it’s clear that Google just doesn’t want Windows Phone users to have the same experience as Android and Apple users, and that their objections are nothing other than excuses. Nonetheless, we are committed to giving our users the experience they deserve, and are happy to work with Google to solve any legitimate concerns they may have. In the meantime, we once again request that Google stop blocking our YouTube app.

It is clear the battle between Microsoft and Google is set to continue for some time, but I think Microsoft’s end game- getting a court to force Google to open up access to their services on anti-trust grounds, still appears to be approaching very rapidly. We suggest Google spends some more time thinking about the bigger picture before acting next time.

Read the full post at Technet here.

Hands on with new Official Windows Phone YouTube app

Windows Phone 8 finally has an official YouTube app again, thanks to Microsoft’s efforts to write one.

With the new version, you cannot download videos and you have to watch video advertisements, but you can upload your own videos from your phone! The upload feature is a bit silly because you need WiFi AND you must plug in your phone, but at least it works.

The interface is functional, but can get laggy when trying to view and respond to comments on video pages. Watch the video above to see more info about the app!