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Description:The first YouTube Client for m68k Amiga and MorphOS
Developer:Marcus Sackrow
Homepage:https://blog.alb42.de/amitube/
Readme:
AmiTube
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AmiTube is a YouTube Client for m68k Amiga. That means searching and
watching YouTube videos on a classic Amiga is possible now. To make this
possible the video it will be converted on a Server to CDXL or MPEG1
and downloaded to the Amiga Hard disk, where it can be watched with any
eligible player (by default MultiView).


Requirements
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Amiga68k Versions:
- 68020, 8MB RAM, OS 3.x, MUI 3.8+, Internet connection
- 68000, 8MB RAM, OS 3.x, MUI 3.8+, Internet connection

MorphOS and AmigaOS4 users should use 68020 version.

AROS Versions:
- i386 ABIv0, 8 MB RAM, Internet connection
- ARM RasPi+ 8 MB RAM, Internet connection
- x64 ABIv11 8 MB RAM, Internet connection

Optional:
- JPEG Datatype to show the preview icons
- CDXL Player to play CDXL movies
e.g. AGABlaster https://mschordan.github.io/amiga/agablaster.html
- MPEG1 Player to play MPEG1 movies
e.g. RiVa http://aminet.net/gfx/show/RiVA-0.54.lha
- WGet to download original formats directly from YouTube
e.g. https://sourceforge.net/projects/amiga/files/wget/1.12/
- MPlayer to stream directly from YouTube


Installation
------------

To install AmiTube drag the Folder to the favourite position on the hard
drive. After first start one should first go to the @{"Prefs" LINK PrefsWindow}
to set some basic settings, especially the prefered video format should
be set depending on the used machine and presonal preference.

Available ToolTypes:

MOVIEDIR
Sets the position of the movie folder, hence where AmiTube saves and
searches for CDXL and MPEG1 videos.
e.g.
MOVIEDIR=dh1:movies
Saves the downloaded MPEG1 and CDXL videos to dh1:movies

SERVERURL
It is possible to setup a @{" own conversation server for AmiTube " LINK AmiTubeServer}.
To set the URL for that server use this tool type
e.g.
SERVERURL=http://192.168.0.234:1234
Uses the given server instead of ALBs Server


About
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About AmiTube...
About dialog with some informations about the program and its maker

Check for Updates...
Check the Server for an updated Version of AmiTube, if available
AmiTube can directly download the newest archive to a chosen
destination.

About MUI...
About dialog with informations about MUI and its maker


Acknowledgements
----------------

Thanks to all users and beta testers.

Some special thanks and greetings go to

For initial idea and stead encouragement
Michal Bergseth (http://www.amitopia.com)

For the translations:
Eric 'Tarzin' Luczyszyn (french)
Michal Bergseth (norwegian)
Samir Hawamdeh (italian)
Lukas 'Ponki' Paczko (Polish, ISO 8859-2)
Ramond de Vrede (dutch)

For the Icons in Icons directory:
Lukas 'Ponki' Paczko
Carlo 'AmigaSystem'

For AGAConv and AGABlaster
Markus Schordan

For Free Pascal on Amiga-Systems
Karoly 'ChainQ' Balogh
Florian Klaempfl


History
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1.2
- Bugfix for fancy list test printing
- play list with wait screen
- open own directories with movies in play list
- Close Requester
- Restore splitter position on start
- multiple movie directories via icon
- choose default directory via menu

1.1
- italian catalog update
- french catalog update
- Encoding bugs fixed
- optional fancy movie list with preview image

1.0
- History for search
- AROS64 ABIv11 bit version
- MorphOS Version
- Amiga OS4 Version
- Download more Amiga-like audio only formats: mp3 and 8svx
- dual PNG Icons by AmigaSystem
- Download Queue
- Improved AutoPlay
- AREXX interface
- dutch Translation

0.8
- Faster download speed
- bugfix download speed
- bugfix invalid moviedir
- bugfix load icon when a download is running
- bugfix start a download when one is already running
- bugfix clipboard device
- sort results in list by name, duration or size
- choice to ask for a path everytime a conversation job is started,
if canceled the default moviedir is used
- italian and polish translation
- alternative more colorful icons for AmiTube and folder
- AmigaGuide Help

0.7
- New CDXL Option 320px and AGA colors
- direct download from youtube without conversation
- select resolution on direct download
- Update checking
- Download latest version
- Question before ddelete movie
- french and norwegian translation

0.6
- Preview Icons
- Localization (german included)
- All formats Download buttons on main gui
- Check for Free space on HD, warn before downloading if not enough space
- Icon tooltype MOVIEDIR to set directory for movies
- smaller network buffer for low memory systems

0.5
- changed search from json to xml (much faster on slow Amiga)
- new formats (CDXL AGA, MPEG, choose via Settings)
- choose your MPEG1 Player
- About for MUI and program
- Share your favourite movies
- list shared movies
- auto load shared or local movies at startup
- youtube urls can be entered to search bar ("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxx" or "https://youtu.be/xxxxx")
- observe clipboard for yoututbe urls, automatically search for them (turn on in prefs)
- Auto start movie after download
- Parameter for CDXL Player and MPEG Player
- special Version for 68000 processor

0.4:
- converter speed increase (server side, also active for 0.3 already)

0.3:
- first official release
- download speed increase
- cutting title length
- Show list of already saved movies
- Settings
- number of search results

0.2:
- bugfixes on converting longer files
- progress bar for download/search
- show time an resulting file size

0.1
- Initial Release
Upload Date:Jul 10 2022
Category:Multimedia
Download:AmiTube_1.2.lha
Size:450 KB
Downloads:57
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Last Comments
Morphun
28 Jul 2022
06:18
I forgot to mention that if the 'AmiTube.ini file is deleted or renamed so the program doesn't load it when it starts up, then the program resumes to its original startup format/GUI display, and is OK until any of those changes to its settings are 'tweaked'!
Morphun
28 Jul 2022
06:02
This is a great little utility program that fits the gap of there being no working scripts, currently, for Wayfarer, in the way that the scripts used to work so seamlessly with OWB allowing videos to be downloaded to watch in full, at your own convenience.

The only issue so far is that once I'd saved the option in Settings to opt for the 'fancy list' and 'Observe clipboard for URLs' and 'Auto load Preview Icon' the next time I loaded the program the preview columns and rows were non-existent (shrunk to non-existent/not-visible) just the vertical scrollbars (minimised) remained in view and the MUI balance gadget was triggering a system error, so would not open any further. If I removed the option for 'fancy list' then the vertical scrollbar/gadgets became visible, but not the horizontal scrollbar or gadget(s). If I removed 1 or more of those other options then the Number & Name columns in the Preview window that had shrunk to non-existent became visible in that I could see 'Nr.' and 'Na..' but could not open the Preview section any wider, as the 'balance' gadget still caused a system 'flash'/error sound. The Preview image then also was displayed in the right hand window above the text and to the left of the 'Get ...' buttons.

So, there seems to be an issue with it currently, but most of the time it saves the file as requested, but I have had 1 or more files start and abruptly stop downloading, and fail to complete any further even when the file was re-started, and even if it was deleted before re-trying to download the file.

It's useful, but not currently without its issues, for me. Anyone with any other observations?