@woozle Last time I thought that it turned out they had placed some temporary info overlay right over the autoplay toggle.
@galaxis Found it -- you have to go to a video that's *not* in a playlist.
That said, they seem to be playing a lot more fast & loose about playing stuff without asking, these days.
Ahh well, that leaves all the more room for alternatives to take root.
I've taken to posting #invidious links pretty nearly exclusively on account of this, simply because the player(s) are better.
mpv is both a local *and* remote multi-site player, throw URLs at it, #ItJustWorks
@dredmorbius re multimedia-in-a-browser: I do want a way for viewers to leave comments on (and otherwise interact with) videos I post, mind you...
I hadn't heard of Invidious; it looks both interesting and difficult to install.
The last time I tried to use youtube-dl, it was failing -- even after an update -- but I guess that just happens every now and then, and it takes some amount of time to update the code to get around YT's latest attempts to prevent downloading. (This is literally just a guess.)
@woozle Invidious is, at its simplest, just a website:
There is _also_ related software, a GitHub project:
... which I've not looked into.
Among other things, Invidious supports sourcing comments from Reddit (which I've not looked into). That has ... positives and negatives.
There's also PeerTube and a number of other video alternatives. I fully embrace encouraging these.
@dredmorbius Invidious looks a bit more interactive than FixYT, which is maybe good?
I've been interested in PeerTube since it came out, but it doesn't look easy to set up and I don't want to risk putting a lot of time into getting established on an existing instance without some kind of trust-relationship with the owner.
That kind of service (federated media) *does*, however, go into the bucket of "pay-what-you-can (to-fund-the-revolution)" services that I'd like to consider offering on a high-reliability basis, using infrastructure that @eryn is working on. (Nextcloud is going to be the trial balloon.)
With regarts to (wrt) your needs, is there an actual list?
Do you want to collectively prioritize it?
I suspect many of us have fairly similar and reasonable shared infrastructure needs, functionally speaking.
We all need project management systems, secure remote backups, and reliable comms with good accessibility and security.
These are all needs that can be met on some truly inexpensive hardware, if my experiments and those of @kemonine are any indication.
Using low power tech to empower and connect the marginalized and underserved, can in theory be done in a way that gives us all some solid, highly available tools on a decentralized and sustainable platform.
I haven't put together a list, but off the top of my head:
- file synch/sharing (NextCloud)
- social audio/video hosting
- messaging (e.g. XMPP)
- social text of various kinds
- project management (features equivalent to Redmine + MediaWiki)
Also, being kinda dissatisfied with how most of these are implemented, I kinda want to rewrite a lot of it...
Aren't there penalties to containerization, though? I don't actually know, but my impression is that it:
- adds some amount of extra resource load (RAM? CPU? don't know)
- reduces customizability
- hinders maintenance (in that you don't have direct access to the app, and have to go through the container's interface)
In general, isn't it also kinda putting more control in upstream hands?
@woozle On youtube-dl: yes, it does fail on YouTube periodically. Both the site *and* the software are updated frequently, and IME youtube-dl has *always* worked immediately following an update, though that might not necessarily be the case.
mpv allows direct streaming of video _or_ audio, at your option, without requiring the download step. Though of course, downloading content affords further possibilities (building a media library, offline viewing/listening).
Both work on many sites.
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