The thing you need to make videos work
by on December 7, 2010
Microsoft is a little confusing in the way that it’s put together Windows Phone 7 – early buyers of devices couldn’t play YouTube videos because there was no player.
Then one came along, but it wasn’t a standalone application like on Android – no, it was a link to the mobile site and then offered you the technology to actually play the videos.
Where it does shine is with the Music and Videos hub, where you can get to your most recently played videos from the media portal – even picking up where you left off.
It supports sign in through the browser, so you can still see your favourite artists from the desktop, and the quality of the videos playing is high enough – although you can’t change the quality settings.
It’s frustrating you can’t scrub through the video – only hold down fast forward to get to the bits you want, and even then it goes too quickly and you can’t control it.
It’s an essential piece of software for your phone, but we’d like to see a lot more from YouTube on Windows Phone 7.
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