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Re: youtube error msg & html5




On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 12:59:21PM +0200, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 01:48:23PM +0300, Reco wrote:
> > 	Hi.
> > 
> > On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 06:40:40AM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > > apt-get install youtube-viewer cclive youtube-dl
> > 
> > Indeed. One of those 3 should solve it.
> > 
> > youtube-dl is good for seamless integration with mpv, which is why i
> > prefer it.
> 
> Besides, some of them stop working when youtube changes something:
> chances are good that another keeps working.

And that's why things like youtube-dl belong to volatile archive (IMO),
not main one.
Also it's that's why I prefer downloaded youtube-dl to Debian one. One
of those rare exceptions I prefer to make.


> Don't forget that
> youtube (aka Google) *desperately wants* to keep you immersed in
> the browser to enjoy the whole "experience".

It was my impression that what Google *actually* wants is to keep
everyone immersed into Android phone/tablet, not a conventional browser.
Why settling to having user's browsing habits if you can have user's
whole life?

> (Sometimes eery how accurate those dystopian metaphors can be,
> ain't it?)

I prefer the term "accurate view on reality" to "dystopian metaphor" ☺.

Reco