[Freedom-misc] youtube-dl through tor?

mason at masonhock.com mason at masonhock.com
Mon Jun 1 02:25:57 CEST 2020

 > As for your usage of your own invidious instance - I don't know why you  
needs this.

High-traffic instances get blocked by Google and need humans to complete  
CAPTCHAs in order for them to remain functional.  The main Invidious  
instances have dealt with this by using virtual sweatshop labor to solve the  
CAPTCHAs.  I am concerned about privacy, but I am also concerned about  
globalization and economic exploitation, so I prefer to avoid this dilemma by  
running my own, low-traffic instance that does not run into these CAPTCHAs.

 > OK, so I tried hypervideo.
 > Results (compared to avideo):

It sounds like avideo is better for your use case.  I wonder how much work  
would be involved in producing an up-to-date version of avideo.  The commits  
involved in merging new upstream versions are pretty small, but rather  
opaque, so it would be a matter of learning to understand the build system,  
which seems a little convoluted:  

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