You're right, something changed: I have YouTube installed from Google Play but it no longer shows in the Play app and when I log into play.google.com it shows as installed but is accompanied by the message "This app is incompatible with all of your devices." (the "other devices" actually being the same A43IT but booted to CyanogenMod, which I briefly tried). Anyway the app is still working perfectly normally, it's version 2.4.4, I have the apk backed up and you can get a copy from:http://www.freefilehosting.net/comgoogleandroidyoutube-1
or my ftp server:ftp://takla.homelinux.org/com.google.android.youtube-1.apk
Thanks for the help, but your ftp link results in a "web page not available" message.
Your freehosting link goes to freehosting.com but there nothing about Youtube on the page, just a bunch of ads.
Plus, even if I can find an achived download of the Youtube App version 2.4.4. I still most likely have to REMOVE the Youtube App that came instlled on the Archos 43. THERE IS NO UNINSTALL BUTTON for this APP. Archos made Youtube App version 1.1 UNINSTALLABLE.
I guess that I would have to root my device to uninstall Youtube App that came installed on my device?