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leftous wrote

Support.

In this case, hooktube is also proprietary. It poses a danger to our users to link to any alt-right/fascist content without archive links.

hooktube is essentially just youtube-dl according to them. Also there are other platforms that can be used to post and share videos if you insist.

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anarcho_pirate wrote

What do you suspect is the way they stream videos from the site? If I use youtube-dl myself I might have to wait ~10 minutes for a longer video to download before starting it (although to be fair I always use the highest quality available). Are they just on a fast connection and downloading lower quality videos on demand when someone visits the hooktube page for that video, and then streaming them from their site? Or is there some way I can use youtube-dl to stream from youtube while keeping the privacy benefits?

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leftous wrote (edited )

I believe what they are doing is using youtube-dl to convert the URL into its raw form (hosted on googlevideo). If you copy the link they are embedding on their site, you'll see that it's posted on googlevideo.com

So probably just the youtube-dl --get-url command

If you do that and copy the url into your browser, it's the same as using hooktube.

Edit: Just tested this and it works

youtube-dl [URL] -g -f 43

This produces the link that you can copy into your browser for direct streaming

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imminent wrote

In this case, hooktube is also proprietary.

And so is Youtube, are we going to ban simply because it's proprietary? Ultimately creating a hooktube fork would be the best solution, but until we get there we should put some of our bandwidth into screwing up hooktube's API.

It poses a danger to our users to link to any alt-right/fascist content without archive links.

As I said somewhere else,

It's not just nazis that are trying to violate your privacy, so use the Tor Browser with everything as much as possible.

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hooktube is essentially just youtube-dl according to them.

Yes but does youtube-dl have geo-location as well? Also in the convenience viewpoint it's not as good as a website, for example I always use Tor so I don't want to fear having some leaks when proxying it when Tor Browser already makes sure there are no leaks. There's also no search feature and preview with it unfortunately.

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leftous wrote (edited )

And so is Youtube, are we going to ban simply because it's proprietary?

You missed the second half of my statement where I said proprietary AND run by the alt-right. Linking from this site could mean they are tracking the referrer and potentially deploying mallicious code. Looking at past versions of their site on webarchive, they clearly have an obsession with attacking the "alt-left" and evil SJWs. YouTube is going to track you, but theyre not doxing and harassing you.

Sure people should be using privacy software, but not everyone is a privacy expert with an airtight setup. We have casual left liberals visiting raddle all the time. It is more important that we limit the security risks to our users, than try to ddos some alt-right losers.