@ashwinvis @frankie Hooktube to function had to agree to the TOS of the youtube API, they, obviously didn't respect them, so they were legally shutdown.

An Invidious instance to work doesn't have to agree to anything, it's just acting like a web browser, so legally, it's not really different than web browsers.

The project itself is FOSS with no reason to be taken down (and if it ever get taken down from GitHub we'll move anyway).

-TheFrenchGhosty

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@frankie HookTube was the "real" first, however it did things using the official YouTube API, which made it so it was C&D by Google (unlike all the current frontends, that legally, can't be C&D)

Invidious is the first frontend that used scraping, and the first ( I think Nitter was second but I'm not sure, so it maybe was first) to move from scraping to using an internal API to speed things up.

-TheFrenchGhosty

@frankie HookTube was the "real" first, however it did things using the official YouTube API, which made it so it was C&D by Google (unlike all the current frontends, that legally, can't be C&D)

Invidious is the first frontend that used scraping, and the first ( I think Nitter was second but I'm not sure, so it maybe was first) to move from scraping to using an internal API to speed things up.

-TheFrenchGhosty

YEWTU.BE = YOUTUBE + no adverts... 

@freeschool @praveenkumar

You're welcome :)

-TheFrenchGhosty

Announcement:

I recently moved the documentation to mkdocs-materials, meaning that reading the documentation doesn't requires JavaScript anymore.

The only JavaScript still present is entirely optional and is used for the search and minor UX features.

We were using WikiJS and had a lot of issues with it, but since we didn't know a good alternative we kept it.
Last month I decided to move my own to mkdocs-materials and loved it, so here we are today, Invidious moved to it.

-TheFrenchGhosty

@ChrisWere @jjurek

And Teddit, Libreddit, Ringo, Scribe, SimplyTranslate, SearX, Librarian... 🙃

There's lots of project like Invidious, especially since 2020.

-TheFrenchGhosty

Libredirect, with one "d". Libreddit is playing with me.

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I'm looking for community feedback on: "[Discussion] Consider recommending Libreddirect instead of Privacy Redirect" github.com/iv-org/invidious/is

Feel free to reply to the issue, or to this toot.

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YouTube recently added a "subscribe-wall" to some videos (requiring users to subscribe to the channel making this video to be able to view it).

We are looking for some information about it, more specifically: is it a thing if an user isn't logged in (does this therefore make it so those videos are only available to logged in people), and if possible, some impacted videos.

As usual those information will be shared with and

-TheFrenchGhosty

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