Xenozu Youtube App Launches Via App World
on 25 Apr 2009 11:20 am
While browsing BlackBerry App World last night I happened to notice the Xenozu Youtube App under the Music & Video section and it appeared to be a new entry. Curious as to what exactly it was I downloaded and installed it to my Bold.
The application is one similar to the Youtube app currently offered by Google on the BlackBerry Storm. Some nice features are built in, such as being able to bookmark favorite videos and even search videos you have already watched in case you want to review your history. While not as polished looking as the Google-created app, it does function but at times seems to be a little latent in connecting. Overall, if you are looking for a different method in watching Youtube videos on your Blackberry you may want to check it out.
And to answer the question Willl it make Youtube videos look better?, the unfortunate answer is No it will not. It still connects to Youtube and looks for the mobile-converted videos which are in 3GP format, whereas the iPhone when connecting to Youtube looks for the H.264 converted versions, which also answers the question for some as to why Youtube looks better on the iPhone. The sad thing is the quality of the 3GP files is to be blamed on Youtube because in all reality 3GP files could have just as nice quality as the H.264 files if done properly.