1. sd173's Avatar
    When on YouTube.com (I prefer the browser) videos seem to not be able to play on the desktop site, saying "sorry, this video is not available on this device". But when I switch to the mobile site, the video plays. YouTube's desktop site worked just fine with 8.1 DP and cyan, but it seems that after updating to update 1, they aren't able to play.

    I use the desktop site for all its features, like the ability to double-tap the video to go to full screen, tap the video to pause, and play playlists. The mobile site doesn't support any of these features - except I'm not sure if I just don't know how to watch playlists on the mobile site or they don't work in mobile. Does anyone else experience this with update 1? I'd really like to know how to get videos to work in desktop - like using a setting on YouTube.com that I'm not familiar with. I have mytube, but I can't, as far as I know, use that for watching playlists.
    08-05-2014 12:47 PM
  2. cuwe's Avatar
    I have the same problem but it's the mobile site . It says that 'can't play on this device' . But when I closed my browser, then I can watch it again.
    08-05-2014 01:05 PM
  3. sd173's Avatar
    I have the same problem but it's the mobile site . It says that 'can't play on this device' . But when I closed my browser, then I can watch it again.
    I've tried soft resetting and deleting history (in case it was something stored in a cookie that makes it do this), but nothing worked. I also have IE's website preference set to desktop, but that doesn't do anything for YouTube.
    08-05-2014 01:56 PM
  4. thinkdan's Avatar
    Honestly, the changes in IE suck. I had no problems with 8.1 before, but now I'm unable to browse properly a lot of my frequent sites (eg. Yahoo.com).
    08-06-2014 09:09 AM
  5. sd173's Avatar
    Honestly, the changes in IE suck. I had no problems with 8.1 before, but now I'm unable to browse properly a lot of my frequent sites (eg. Yahoo.com).
    Same with me, a lot of websites that usually would go to the desktop version don't anymore even though I have that setting enabled. Now any time I want to use the full features of YouTube.com I have to use my Surface Pro to do it. Not that I don't like using my Surface, but I'd rather use my 1520 like I always have been before the update.
    08-06-2014 11:43 AM
  6. Selfie13's Avatar
    I agree, this supposed update to IE in Update 1 has rendered it useless as far as viewing websites in desktop mode. Before I was able to type in Bing.com and be able to use it in desktop view, handy for collecting bing rewards points on desktop.
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    08-06-2014 11:47 AM
  7. jfa1's Avatar
    I agree, this supposed update to IE in Update 1 has rendered it useless as far as viewing websites in desktop mode. Before I was able to type in Bing.com and be able to use it in desktop view, handy for collecting bing rewards points on desktop.
    You also can get rewards searching on the mobile device as well
    08-06-2014 03:28 PM
  8. Ma Rio's Avatar
    This SUCKS!
    Lets sign a petition or something, send a letter IDK. Just lets tell microsoft that IE now sucks, entirely. I haven't noticed OEN good thing since the update, only bad.

    Eather revert to the previous state, or fix all of this!
    08-06-2014 06:58 PM
  9. realwarder's Avatar
    Yahoo news mobile stories don't scroll, but then they didn't on 8.1 release either.

    While I was critical yesterday about some sites, others do work better so it's a mixture. Perhaps having a compatibility mode like the desktop IE might help. If a site doesn't work in standards mode allow the user to try webkit hacks mode.
    08-06-2014 07:03 PM
  10. Zulfigar's Avatar
    This is only the first update for GDR1, expect some updates before its release to the public.
    08-06-2014 07:08 PM
  11. sd173's Avatar
    I have no idea why, but for some reason, videos from WPCentral work in desktop mode but not videos from channels I'm subscribed to. However, it still plays in that featureless basic video player and YouTube's website video player. I tried playing a random video from the list of suggested videos on the right hand side and it didn't play (in desktop mode). Strange....
    08-06-2014 11:36 PM

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