NewPipe is a really great app, we should use it more as an example of why FOSS puts users first and proprietary software doesn't
@sir The only thing that's kinda broken at the moment is watching live streams on youtube. But apart from that, it's probably the best thing i've ever come across for youtube AND frigging souncloud :O
Bless that devs good soul. 🙏
@burek install the latest update!
@sir Oh shieee... Thanks for the heads up.
I really wish I could switch over completely but it still doesn't have a chronological feed.
@jeffalyanak this is a really bad reason to not use NewPipe
Well, I only really watch videos from channels that I'm subscribed to and I can't find them in NewPipe.
Right now I use a Greasemonkey script that lets me see see a feed of locally stored subscriptions, but I'd switch to NewPipe in a heartbeat if I could actually find the videos that I want to watch.
As it is, with NewPipe I'd have to open and check every one of my subscriptions one at a time for new videos with no indication as to which might have new videos, which is a really *good* reason not to use NewPipe.
@jeffalyanak ...no, no it's not.
Sir, could you give me a good reason to switch away from my current solution (which actually solves my problem) to NewPipe (which doesn't)?
You say that the software not working for my use-case is not a good enough reason to not use it? Why would I arbitrarily switch to it and make my experience a lot harder? What benefits would I hope to expect?
Yeah, that's what I leverage for my Greasemonkey script. Unfortunately, I don't have a mobile option that is quite as nice as that. Currently on mobile I just use the raw feed, but it's awkward to click a video and have it open in my browser. Hopefully NewPipe adds chronological timelines soon.
@sir "Anti-features: This app promotes non-free network services" I'll take it. Still an improvement
@sir yeah, except for the fact that it's obviously not finished by the fact that it crashes a significant percentage of the time I try and use it...
@Canageek you have to keep it up-to-date. Every time YouTube changes how their player works, adds more encryption, etc - NewPipe has to be manually fixed.
@sir yes, that makes sense, but you think it could fail gracefully rather than crashing...
@Canageek I think it fails reasonably gracefully, don't you get the error screen with details and instructions on reporting it?
@sir Failing gracefully would be 'YouTube has changed, update NewPipe' not 'click video, crash to home screen'
@Canageek crash to home screen hasn't been my experience
@sir I uninstalled it after the tenth time
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