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  Reply # 543028 9-Nov-2011 11:08 Send private message

I have a feeling this might be the youtube bug. Doesn't fall in line with the type of content thats come up though.

Unexplicably, many people will go to a youtube video, and the video feed is something entirely different. This happens to me every so often. Examples from a quick google search:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=06b3f1a933950603&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=199ce30b382b6bd3&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=2b3bd707b4364547&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=13408991e570bd54&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=620f3330788aa844&hl=en
http://forums.androidcentral.com/android-applications/91288-youtube-app-playing-wrong-videos.html


Local example:
http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/433610/?s=
etc.

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  Reply # 543031 9-Nov-2011 11:13 Send private message

But YouTube doesn't host hardcore porn, so it suggests hijacked DNS...





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  Reply # 543032 9-Nov-2011 11:17 Send private message

freitasm: But YouTube doesn't host hardcore porn, so it suggests hijacked DNS...




As the recent sesame street hacks suggest it can take youtube staff a long time to remove such videos that bypass the filter. 

If for example it was a unlisted video it may never get removed if it is not reported. 



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  Reply # 543123 9-Nov-2011 14:04 Send private message

i just tried again and it is now playing correct video! finally :)

is there anyway to scan for malware ? since i cant replicate the problem i dont know whether noel leeming will take unit back.

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  Reply # 543124 9-Nov-2011 14:04

eXDee: I have a feeling this might be the youtube bug. Doesn't fall in line with the type of content thats come up though.

Unexplicably, many people will go to a youtube video, and the video feed is something entirely different. This happens to me every so often. Examples from a quick google search:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=06b3f1a933950603&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=199ce30b382b6bd3&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=2b3bd707b4364547&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=13408991e570bd54&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=620f3330788aa844&hl=en
http://forums.androidcentral.com/android-applications/91288-youtube-app-playing-wrong-videos.html


Local example:
http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/433610/?s=
etc.


I agree - this is almost certainly the culprit (and there are plenty of videos on youtube that fall close to, or breach the NSFW barrier). 

The android youtube application will inexplicably play the wrong video - the description/comments/etc are correct, but the video that plays is incorrect.  Toggling from HD to SD will play the correct video (and toggling back to HD will play the correct video in HD).  Often the same 'wrong' video will play for any video selected (at the present time for me, it is Antony Worral Thompson cooking scrambled eggs... and now it is Spongebob).

It doesn't happen when I am signed out of the youtube application, nor does it seem to happen when I am on a 3G connection.  It also doesn't happen from the youtube website via the browser.  It is easily reproducible on my Samsung SGS2 and ASUS Transformer which share the same account.

I've been unable to track down the cause - I wonder if it has something to do with ISP caching (I'm with slingshot) or DNS/port settings, or has something to do with the google account - pain in the arse, really.

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  Reply # 543125 9-Nov-2011 14:05 Send private message

I think there's a free version of Symantec Mobile Security in the market.






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  Reply # 543127 9-Nov-2011 14:06 Send private message

freitasm: But YouTube doesn't host hardcore porn, so it suggests hijacked DNS...


freitasm, is there way to check if my DNS hijacked ? i dont have (OR never had) similar issue with either my laptop or desktop.

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  Reply # 543128 9-Nov-2011 14:07 Send private message

If it's something on the handset, you will need to scan it. Hence the suggestion for a hard reset. Or if it's a known bug as some others suspect then nothing to be done.






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  Reply # 543131 9-Nov-2011 14:10 Send private message

KevinL:
eXDee: I have a feeling this might be the youtube bug. Doesn't fall in line with the type of content thats come up though.

Unexplicably, many people will go to a youtube video, and the video feed is something entirely different. This happens to me every so often. Examples from a quick google search:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=06b3f1a933950603&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=199ce30b382b6bd3&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=2b3bd707b4364547&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=13408991e570bd54&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=620f3330788aa844&hl=en
http://forums.androidcentral.com/android-applications/91288-youtube-app-playing-wrong-videos.html


Local example:
http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/433610/?s=
etc.


I agree - this is almost certainly the culprit (and there are plenty of videos on youtube that fall close to, or breach the NSFW barrier). 

The android youtube application will inexplicably play the wrong video - the description/comments/etc are correct, but the video that plays is incorrect.  Toggling from HD to SD will play the correct video (and toggling back to HD will play the correct video in HD).  Often the same 'wrong' video will play for any video selected (at the present time for me, it is Antony Worral Thompson cooking scrambled eggs... and now it is Spongebob).

It doesn't happen when I am signed out of the youtube application, nor does it seem to happen when I am on a 3G connection.  It also doesn't happen from the youtube website via the browser.  It is easily reproducible on my Samsung SGS2 and ASUS Transformer which share the same account.

I've been unable to track down the cause - I wonder if it has something to do with ISP caching (I'm with slingshot) or DNS/port settings, or has something to do with the google account - pain in the arse, really.


you are right , "the description/comments/etc are correct, but the video that plays is incorrect. " thats why i originally thought youtube looking for certain tag and playing matching tagged video.

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  Reply # 543140 9-Nov-2011 14:22

I'm assuming it has something to do with the authentication/handshake between the Android Youtube Application and their servers.  

The same 'wrong' video is displayed for me no matter what link I click on - the problem goes away if I disconnect from wifi and connect via 3g - then a different 'wrong' video springs up when I connect via wifi again.  It doesn't seem to be a port issue as it occurs when I set my device as the DMZ host in my router settings.  The only other thing that springs to mind is maybe it is an ISP caching issue?  I've tried and failed to find the solution - perhaps smarter minds will prevail.

I'm in the process of uploading a brief video to youtube (I know) demonstrating the bug - will add to this message when it is done.
 



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  Reply # 543141 9-Nov-2011 14:23 Send private message

freitasm: I think there's a free version of Symantec Mobile Security in the market.

Thanks. i just scanned the phone with this app and no issues found.

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  Reply # 543160 9-Nov-2011 14:55

Here's a very amateur video recorded on my Transformer demonstrating the bug:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzupdtTu5D0

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  Reply # 543166 9-Nov-2011 15:13 Send private message

freitasm: But YouTube doesn't host hardcore porn, so it suggests hijacked DNS...



Yes, but Youtube is used as the backend for Blogger videos, and we know that such content does exist on Blogger.  I would guess that the Youtube app is able to randomly select the Blogger videos as well.

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  Reply # 543183 9-Nov-2011 15:49 Send private message

How much do you want for that phone :)

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  Reply # 543255 9-Nov-2011 18:02 Send private message

KevinL: I'm assuming it has something to do with the authentication/handshake between the Android Youtube Application and their servers.  

The same 'wrong' video is displayed for me no matter what link I click on - the problem goes away if I disconnect from wifi and connect via 3g - then a different 'wrong' video springs up when I connect via wifi again.  It doesn't seem to be a port issue as it occurs when I set my device as the DMZ host in my router settings.  The only other thing that springs to mind is maybe it is an ISP caching issue?  I've tried and failed to find the solution - perhaps smarter minds will prevail.

I'm in the process of uploading a brief video to youtube (I know) demonstrating the bug - will add to this message when it is done.
 


2nded.. Get it a lot on my GS2.. Verrrry annoying..  

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