Release [Module] youtube-dl - multi-site playable URL resolver
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(2014-08-19, 15:32)ruuk Wrote:
(2014-08-19, 12:56)mujunk Wrote: Pardon my ignorance. What is the Average Joe required to do with this? I have installed your repo but couldnt find this under video addons.

This isn't for the "Average Joe". This is a module for other addons to use. It's main feature it that it converts the video URL to the actual playable video URL. One of the hardest parts of coding a video addon is to access the actual playable URL. Not only does it take some complex parsing and various tricks to accomplish, the method also needs to change occasionally to adapt to changes in the site.

The youtube-dl project works with hundreds of sites and is updated constantly for changes in those sites.

So for instance the YouTube addon recently had issues playing videos because of changes in the YouTube site. If this module had existed at that time and the YouTube addon was using it it would not have needed any intervention by the author to account for those changes, because the youtube-dl project was quickly updated.
Another example of it's usage is in my Forum Browser addon. It allows it to play video links from a variety of sites without me having to do anything but pass in the video page URL.

Sounds like clever stuff. Appreciate your time and effort in explaining. I take it that the end user need not install anything, but would be built-in by the addon developers.
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Messages In This Thread
v14.810.0 - by ruuk - 2014-08-11, 19:45
v14.925.0 - by ruuk - 2014-09-25, 17:49
v14.1026.0 - by ruuk - 2014-10-26, 21:53
v14.1210.0 - by ruuk - 2014-12-10, 23:32
v14.1210.1 - by ruuk - 2014-12-11, 21:17
v15.318.0 - by ruuk - 2015-04-02, 23:01
v15.1123.0 - by ruuk - 2015-11-23, 21:20
v15.1124.0 - by ruuk - 2015-11-24, 21:05
v15.1223.0 - by ruuk - 2015-12-23, 22:27
v16.306.0 - by ruuk - 2016-03-13, 19:05
v16.318.0 - by ruuk - 2016-03-21, 20:31
v16.327.0 - by ruuk - 2016-03-31, 01:12
v16.521.0 - by ruuk - 2016-05-22, 18:15
v16.627.0 - by ruuk - 2016-06-28, 20:38
v16.1026.0 - by ruuk - 2016-10-28, 18:32
v17.310.0 - by ruuk - 2017-03-11, 23:47
v17.518.0 - by ruuk - 2017-05-21, 08:53
v17.518.1 - by ruuk - 2017-05-25, 04:00
v17.709.0 - by ruuk - 2017-07-11, 03:00
v17.1228.0 - by ruuk - 2017-12-28, 22:46
v17.1231.0 - by ruuk - 2018-01-01, 05:46
v18.320.0 - by ruuk - 2018-03-25, 02:07
v18.425.0 - by ruuk - 2018-04-28, 02:53
v14.1217.0 - by ruuk - 2014-12-27, 21:12
RE: [Module] youtube-dl - multi-site playable URL resolver - by mujunk - 2014-08-19, 21:22
RE: Script Error Message - by ruuk - 2016-04-14, 13:15
RE: v16.1026.0 - by Lunatixz - 2016-10-28, 20:25
L0RE - by L0RE - 2017-12-19, 14:34
Script Error Message - by eondesigns1138 - 2016-04-08, 10:46
Error python dependency 2.25.0 - by Alyy - 2016-05-21, 10:45


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