Monday, August 6, 2007

YouTube On Nokia E90

Since YouTube launched YouTube Mobile, now you can watch video anytime, anywhere, at This site has converted videos to 3GPP format for mobile phones. YouTube Mobile is a data intensive application. So it’s highly recommend that you upgrade to an unlimited data plan with your mobile service provider to avoid additional charges.

This miniature version of YouTube, for obvious reasons, only shows limited videos. YouTube mobile displays 10 videos per page, with a menu that allows you to view videas that are Recently Added, Most Viewed, Top Rated, Top Favorites, and some more categories. Clicking the thumbnail or the link will allow you to view the video on your mobile phone, given that it plays streaming videos (RTSP/3GP with H263/AMR), a default feature that most 3G phone has. It also shows a search field where you can find specific videos without having to go through the list. These videos can be downloaded in 3GP format.

You can also use the Orb PC software to convert streams like YouTube to something the E90 understands. With this apps, you can stay close to your home media collection – at home or away. Orb software for PC lets you access your music, photos, and videos stored on your compatible home PC right on your compatible Nokia device. With Orb, you can even get access to your home webcam on your compatible Nokia device

Another nice alternative is It's a free web service that converts FLV to MPEG4 (AVI/MOV/MP4/MP3/3GP) online. So if you want to watch Youtube's contents on your E90 without converting the videos first with a PC counterpart utility, it's doable with this website. This service allows you convert a Flash Video / FLV file (YouTube's videos,etc) to MPEG4 (AVI/MOV/MP4/MP3/3GP) file online. It is using a compressed domain transcoder technology. It converts FLV to MPEG4 faster and less lossy than a typical transcoder. When you submit an url, it will download and convert to the video format. Then you can download the converted file.