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YouTube Webview Problem

I am using the 1.3.2 SDK and in order to play youtube videos I am doing the following.

  • Creating a HTTP Client and getting JSON data for videos
  • Using the results to create an embed code for the video, which is wrapped in html and body tags.
  • Creating a webview and setting the html to the embed code in the following way:
var webview = Ti.UI.createWebView({
   html: embedCode,

However, when I add the webview to the row in my table, I don't get anything, and if I check the webview.html, it returns as <html></html> and I have no idea how to get it to work.

Anybody have any ideas?

— asked July 7th 2010 by Abraham Vivas
  • 1.3.2
  • iphone
  • webview
  • youtube

1 Answer

  • Accepted Answer

    This works only on device. The emulator cannot open youtube videos.
    The code I use for this is:

    var movie= '<html><head></head>
    <body style="margin:0"> 
    <embed id="yt" src="'+media_url+'" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="200" height="200"></embed> 

    of course this comes to html property, and media_url is the link to the video, something like this


    — answered July 7th 2010 by Dan Tamas
    1 Comment
    • but this is not Autoplaying. how to Autoplay youtube video?

      — commented September 27th 2012 by Jayesh Joshi
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