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.


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