A lightweight YouTube client for Linux (fork of straw-viewer) (by trizen)

Pipe-viewer Alternatives

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Posts with mentions or reviews of pipe-viewer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-20.
  • Invidious: An alternative front-end to YouTube
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-20
    I think a lot of people are looking for that. This is especially true for folks with lower-end hardware where hardware decoding may be supported by the system but not (well) by the browser, or at least the rest of the browser runtime would use way too much resources.

    NewPipe on Android is somewhat popular because it's much lighter than other Youtube clients (browser included) and enables features which Youtube official clients prevent on purpose (audio-only, download). We don't have an equivalent to that on the desktop. gtk-pipe-viewer [0] is close to that, but is not widely available yet.

    A problem you need to tackle when distributing a 3rd party client for a centralized network is you have to deal with constant micro-changes in the public-facing API, which the silo does on purpose to break 3rd party clients. youtube-dl from distro repos is almost unusable all the time because of that except on rolling-release (most people use pip version instead), and Newpipe had to make their own F-Droid repository because f-droid.org vetting/build process is too slow for that particular usecase. [1]

    [0] https://github.com/trizen/pipe-viewer

  • Youtube scraping with curl
    You might want to take a look at pipe viewer https://github.com/trizen/pipe-viewer
  • CLI tools to search for and play videos like pipe-viewer
    Are there any other tools like pipe-viewer for websites other than youtube?
  • commandline viewer?
    reddit.com/r/lbry | 2021-02-27
    One of my favorite commandline tools is pipe-viewer.
  • Youtube vanced vs newpipe: what is your best pick for privacy (and why)?
    reddit.com/r/privacy | 2021-02-21
    pipe-viewer in a termux shell.
  • PC Mag states the Brave browser is one of the best downloads for 2021
    Not the guy you responded to but actually unironically yes. pipe-viewer + mpv + youtube-dlp. If in the browser, use Invidious.


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trizen/pipe-viewer is an open source project licensed under Artistic License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

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