Also, one additional note. Privacy is definitely fine, but there is one consequence in this case. Any video you're watching/subscribing wia FreeTube won't get your activity counted, and its author won't get the revenue from the Youtube adds.
If you have a favourite youtuber or channel which is not widely known and you'd like to support it, I recommend at least considering making an exception and watch/subscribe it from the official site, the interest can motivate the author to further production.
I guess that much for this post, happy private Youtubing!
If you don't have the development environment, that's fine as well. I'm providing myself compiled binaries, so everyone can just download and try.
You can get them from:
The server is not under my physical control, so, here are checksums:
The changes are not yet integrated into the mainline, and that's why I'm writing here.
If you're interested, you can try out the new interface and check if I didn't forget to mention something, the developer is very responsive and serious about the issue.
You can either engage directly in the pull-request discussion:
or write your suggestions to me if you don't have a GitHub account and don't want to create one.
Now, on the topic of how to try the new version.
There are no official binaries for this as of now, since the PR was not merged yet.
If you have node.js and git installed, you can however create them yourself:
$ git clone https://github.com/jasonhenriquez/FreeTube
$ cd FreeTube
$ git switch improve-accessibility
$ npm install
$ npm run build
The binaries should be located in the build folder.
FreeTube, a privacy focused Youtube client is getting accessibility updates
Bored of Youtube constantly tracking you? Annoyed of the cookies banners and slow website? And the Google's more and more invasive methods of verifying age for watching videos?
FreeTube is an open-source, privacy respecting Youtube client for Linux, Mac & Windows.
Hassle-free interface, no adds, local history, subscriptions and last video position saving are just some features it provides to help you enjoy Youtube privately, without sending your data to Google.
Connecting over VPN or Tor is also supported, so you can watch completely anonymously!
Until recently, FreeTube was a great app, but with somewhat difficult accessibility making it hard to control.
Fortunately, after opening an accessibility improvements issue on the project's GitHub, one developer jumped in and did a really great job on this, making the app far better usable than it used to be.
This Seemingly Normal Lightning Cable Will Leak Everything You Type
Also note that I can't really write shortly, my last story written as a homework for my school had 12 pages despite the 1,5 limit, so... 1000 characters for a message is not quite enough for my writing style. :P
I will try to adapt, but oddities can and most likely will happen.
So if some of my posts seems... cut a bit, just check the replies, there may be a continuation.
as I've finally got a grip of Mastodon, I think it might be a good time to introduce myself.
My name is Rastislav Kish, I'm from Slovakia. You may already know me from the audiogames.net forum (past member), or from various mailing lists (Orca, The vOICe, Eyes-free etc.)
Few words about myself, I'm quite hard to define. I really like exploring new things, learning new skills and especially inventing new approaches to whatever I'm currently doing, no matter how trivial the activity already is. :D
You'll often find me just turning left and right on my computer chair, with one song playing in a loop in my headphones, submerged deeply in my thoughts, imaginations, ideas etc.
After hours of dreaming, I usually express my conclusions wia coding, writing, building etc.
You can find the finished pieces of my work on various places, like my GitHub or my old website.
My most notable finished projects yet include Keyjutsu, Chinfusor, Ride and Math scanner.
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