Avideo installing?

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GrevenGull
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se unió: 12/18/2017

Hi, I just reinstalled the OS (I tend to do that from time to time) and I followed this guide https://trisquel.info/en/wiki/watch-youtube-videos-using-youtube-dl to get the Avideo, so I downloaded the latest Avideo deb package here https://notabug.org/GPast/avideo/wiki/Downloads but at the end of the installation process it said "Error: Conflicts with the installed package avideo".

Which is really strange because as I said I just installed the OS, and when I try to do "sudo apt install avideo" it says it can't find that package also when I search for "Avideo" in Synaptic packager manager there are no results.

What is going on? :p

chaosmonk

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se unió: 07/07/2017

I think you should be fine with youtube-dl. I used to be under the
impression that youtube-dl executes proprietary JavaScript, but I now
understand that it only *parses* the JavaScript to find the URL for some
videos. It doesn't actually run the JavaScript, so it's not a freedom
issue. avideo isn't maintained anymore, so I would just use youtube-dl.

aloniv

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se unió: 01/11/2011

Is this also true for websites that require PhantomJS (e.g. Openload)?

chaosmonk

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se unió: 07/07/2017

Here are my sources for youtube-dl not executing non-free JS, at least
for YouTube videos.

https://github.com/fent/node-ytdl-core/issues/222
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Youtube-dl

> Is this also true for websites that require PhantomJS (e.g. Openload)?

I think that depends on whether PhantomJS is used to execute JavaScript
or only used to scrape URLs from the JS without executing it. The above
links seem to indicate that executing JS is unnecessary for YouTube
videos, but it is unclear to me whether or not this is true for
non-YouTube videos.

calher

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se unió: 06/19/2015

Mason is correct.

I'm the guy who originally brought up the concern that the developers
might be integrating a JavaScript interpreter into youtube-dl.  RMS got
the community to talk about the issue, and people who know more than me
about programming have determined that it does not execute code.

I now use youtube-dl.

Actually, more often I now use Invidious https://invidio.us/, the
AGPLv3 web program to replace the proprietary web program on
youtube.com.  Someone on this forum posted about it earlier.  I use it
in combination with an extension that redirects YouTube links in
Abrowser.  It works just like using YouTube directly.  It's great!

I still like to use youtube-dl, though.  My Downloads folder is stuffed
with every video I've watched, just in case YouTube really does become
inaccessible to free software users in the future.