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Description: Youtube downloader/player
Download: ytd009.i386-aros.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 19kb
Version: 0.09
Date: 14 Mar 11
Author: Larious
Submitter: Larious
Requirements: AROS, mplayer, wget
Category: video/misc
Replaces: video/misc/ytd008.i386-aros.lha
License: Freeware
Distribute: yes
FileID: 921
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AROS Youtube Download/Player v0.09

They say, where there is a will, there is a way. This was written after
a few hours trying many other packages to play a youtube video and could
not get any working within AROS. 

The program monitors the clipboard for youtube video links then attempts
to determine the correct video file and stream the clip using mplayer. 
There is also an option to download the clips.

copy ytmon AROS:Extras/Multimedia/mplayer/
launch ytmon
find a clip and copy url to clipboard
Clip should start streaming within a few seconds
   (depending on net connection speed)

Parameters are now saved to a config file when ytmon is closed including
window location on the screen. Most parameters can be changed using the 
menu and two can be done from the command line.

YTMON will attempt to locate a lower quality version of the clip if
the resolution selected is not available.

Command Parameters
-d              daemon or hidden mode
-o [directory]  output directory instead of T:. eg: ytmon -o DATA:Video/
-f              restore factory defaults (does not load prefs from config)

Daemon Mode
When running in daemon mode, the window is not visible. To make ytmon visible, 
launch ytmon again and the window will appear. Daemon mode can be started 
either by using the command parameter -d or selecting hide window from 
the menu.

Output Directory
The download menu option downloads and stores the clip file as <youtubeid>.flv 
in the T: by default. This can now be changed on the command  line with -o 
command attribute.

Factory Defaults
If ytmon does not load properly and config is suspected. Run ytmon -f which
will load with default settings and overwrite config on exit. 

Retry Menu Option
Normally once a clip has been actioned, it waits for a different clip to
be copied before running again. If you want to replay the same clip again 
with different options, just click retry and the clip should play again.

Setup Notes
The program expects to find mplayer in the path. The best way for ytmon to
work is to place it in the same directory where mplayer is installed. This
allows the GUI to work correctly.

RAM is used for both streaming and downloading as it stores temporary data 
as ytdl.out (saving it to T:) so make sure it exists.

Tested on VirtualBox running ICAROS 1.22 (with June 2010 nightly AROS).

Unable to stop wget once started downloading a clip.
Some Task bars still show the window even when hidden.

DISCAIMER: There is no guarentee that it will work for you or even run 
safely so use at own risk. I have done a few hours testing on my system
and so far so good hence why I decided to share it with you and hope it
works as well for you as it has for me. 

v0.09            Fixed logic to work with last youtube update.

v0.08          Added;
                 - Saves preferences on exit
                 - Saves window position on exit
                 - restore factory defaults from command line
                 - Lock file so can only launch once
                 - check that high res exists and drops back if not found
                 - added hidden mode.
                 - custom download output directory (using -o)
v0.07            - Added different formats (Medium 420p,High 720p)

v0.06            - Fixed ytmon so it works with latest changes
                 - Fixed minor bug selecting some options deselect GUI.
v0.05            - Real streaming added (rather than d/l and play)
                 - Option still to save clip to T:
                 - Only ytmon required now. Dropped ytdl from package.
                 - MENU options added for more flexability.
                 - Can control the stream video scale (default widescreen medium
                 - Less reliance on CON: (should only appear when d/l clip)
                 - Should handle concurent streams &/or downloads
                 - GUI toggle for mplayer added
                 - Retry option (allow streaming same clip again with different
v0.04            - NEW: added ytmon clipboard monitor and ytdl launcher
                 - NEW: mplayer -gui now used
                 - NEW: youtube files are saved to T:
                 - FIXED: some clipboard chars incorrectly marked as invalid.
now fixed
                 - FIXED: incorrectly attempted to use clipboard for all actions

v0.03            - Added copy from clipboard function
v0.02            - Changed location of temp files to T:
v0.01            - Initial release


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