Invidious – An open source alternative front-end to YouTube

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  • Invidious

    Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

    AFAIK you have to select DASH as your preferred video quality (or append &quality=dash) for other resolutions to work. It's not enabled by default because the server has to proxy the video (CORS):

  • yattee

    Privacy oriented video player for iOS, tvOS and macOS

    A selfhosted instance of this, combined with [Yattee]( as a client on iOS and tvOS is a pretty decent way to consume YT subscriptions with minimal exposure to algorithm and ads.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • NewPipe

    A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android.

    NewPipe works perfectly fine for downloading videos.

    It doesn't seem to do 4K video on my Pixel 6a - I'm only getting up to 1080p downloads.

  • Seal

    🦭 Video/Audio Downloader for Android, based on yt-dlp, designed with Material You

    On Android, you can use Seal[1] to download YT videos locally. It also supports many other sites.


  • alternative-front-ends

    Overview of alternative open source front-ends for popular internet platforms (e.g. YouTube, Twitter, etc.)

    There is a great list of many alternative frontends I found here:

    They work well for internet archiving too, e.g. when Twitter or Reddit are being annoying and showing popups/login redirects/etc. you can replace the URL with an alternative frontend version and archive the content without the cruft.

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