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How to install and run youtube-dl from actual source code, so that you can apply patches as needed

If you use the program youtube-dl, you may have noticed that from time to time things stop working. Usually it’s because something changes on a site and youtube-dl needs to be patched to deal with it. But what sometimes happens is that someone will submit a patch and then the youtube-dl developers will ignore that patch for many months before they finally get around to merging it into the program. The speed at which the youtube-dl developers fix issues with sites can seem glacial at times.

What’s frustrating is that if you browse through the issues section of the youtube-dl support area using an appropriate search term, you may find the fix for your problem, and maybe it’s just been sitting there for quite some time. But, since youtube-dl is distributed as a compiled binary you may think you have no way to apply it. But that’s not really true – at its core, the entire program is simply a multitude of Python scripts, and it can be run without first being compiled. And if you use it that way, then you can apply patches as needed to any of the python modules, whether they are patches you have written or patches that you have found in the issues area, or elsewhere on the Internet.

So here is how you can install and use youtube-dl using actual source code.

Source: How to install and run youtube-dl from actual source code, so that you can apply patches as needed – Two “Sort Of” Tech Guys

Install and Use ffmpeg in Ubuntu & Other Linux [Full Guide]

ffmpeg is a CLI (command line based) utility for processing media files. It is a framework with a multitude of features and, because of it’s open source license, it is the base for many widespread apps such as VLC, YouTube, iTunes and many more. A number of Linux video editors use ffmpeg underneath the GUI.

What I love even more about ffmpeg is that it can be used on it’s own to accomplish many processing tasks in a very simple manner (with one or two commands). However, it’s a very powerful program that can be used in more complex ways and even replace an editing workflow.

In this ffmpeg tutorial, I’ll show you how to install ffmpeg and I’ll be covering it’s different uses. I’ll even get into some more complex features.

Source: Install and Use ffmpeg in Ubuntu & Other Linux [Full Guide] (It’s FOSS)

10 Best Free YouTube Alternative Sites For Watching Videos In 2018

YouTube is a good website for streaming free videos online but in case you are looking for different video hosting sites, here’s a list of best alternatives for YouTube in 2018.

Source: 10 Best Free YouTube Alternative Sites For Watching Videos In 2018 (Fossbytes)

Advanced Video Search on YouTube with Simple Commands

YouTube is the second largest search engine on the Internet after Google. This guide discusses advanced search operators that you can use with your YouTube search queries for more accurate video searches.

Source: Advanced Video Search on YouTube with Simple Commands (Digital Inspiration)

Plugin brings Netflix to Kodi Media Center (unofficially, but without breaking DRM) – Liliputing

There’s an open source Kodi plugin that lets you login to Netflix, browse the streaming video service’s catalog, and play videos.

Source: Plugin brings Netflix to Kodi Media Center (unofficially, but without breaking DRM) – Liliputing

10 FFmpeg Commands You Should Know for Media File Conversions

FFmpeg is a powerful command line tool for manipulating your media files. Here are some of the FFmpeg commands you should know for media conversions.

Source: 10 FFmpeg Commands You Should Know for Media File Conversions – Make Tech Easier

Top 10 Free Movie Download Websites That Are Completely Legal

WARNING: I am not an attorney, and therefore I do NOT offer any opinion on the legality of these sites, particularly since what is legal varies from country to country, and laws change and are reinterpreted by the courts. I am simply passing along the link to this article, for those who may find it useful and who are willing to assume any and all risks. If you want to actually use any of the sites mentioned, you should first consult your own attorney to get an opinion on whether you can legally use them in your locale. I will NOT be responsible if you use one of the sites mentioned in this article and are later sued, or get into legal trouble as a result.

Are looking for some websites where you can download movies for free, legally? To answer this query, we are here with a list of top 10 free movie download websites where you can get some quality entertainment

Source: Top 10 Free Movie Download Websites That Are Completely Legal (fossBytes)

Improve YouTube Video Playback on Low Power Intel mini PCs by Disabling VP9 Support in Chrome or Firefox

I’ve been reviewing several Intel Bay Trail, Cherry Trail, and Braswell mini PCs in the last year or so, and I always end up recommending Microsoft Edge browser over Firefox or Chrome for people wanting to watch YouTube videos, as the last two browsers always drop many frames with the video stuttering regularly. However I noticed that while Edge is playing MP4/AVC (H.264) video, the other two browser would normally stream WebM/VP9 videos, and it could be the cause of the problem as H.264 can be hardware accelerated, but VP9 not, and the low power processor might not quite powerful enough to handle 1080p VP9 video decoding smoothly.

Source: Improve YouTube Video Playback on Low Power Intel mini PCs by Disabling VP9 Support in Chrome or Firefox (CNXSoft – Embedded Systems News)

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