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20 Jan, 2014 11:16 PM
Dear Cameron and the bunch:
I'm almost done with my final big PPC Applescript app, and will
send you the link once it is done. It turns out that the web-video
python applet youtube-dl, is completely workable in 10.4, and since
it works clear back to Python 2.6, should be usable with updates
for years to come. Anyway, have created a G.U.I. for it that
prompts for a URL of a page with the desired video, then has three
buttons below, "Download Video", "Stream to QuickTime" (With Perian
obviously) and "Check for Updates".
All modules work great, though terminal windows are still needed
to show download progress, but the good news is that it not only
works for Youtube, but over 150 different websites, including some
like DailyMotion, and the Vevo videos on Youtube, and plays very
fast. for both the "Download" and "Stream to QuickTime" buttons, a
followup list appears asking for the desired resolution and
includes 480p FLV, 480p MP4, 720p MP4, 1080p MP4, and both SD and
HD WebM varieties. Additionally, for the download link, have worked
out a terminal script to use ffmpeg to automatically convert the
downloaded video to HQ 256Kb MP3 and delete the video once
A few nice extras is that the script will remove all the
underscores and other random characters and the resulting download
is titled the way and actual human would. Also all the random,
extra text that Youtube often ads to the end of the URLs, is
automatically removed using a SED interpreter so that the user
doesn't have to selectively copy the URL.
The update button will check for a new version, download it if
it exists and then prompt for a password to make it executable in
Will send a link so you can check it out. Might be a good place
to look to keep T.F.F. web-video friendly for years to come. Also,
since it isn't limited to Youtube, might really open up the scope
of the program.
My script will be done tomorrow, will send a link then.
on 21 Jan, 2014 01:33 AM
That certainly sounds very compelling, but how does it integrate
with TenFourFox? Did you design an add-on to connect the pieces?
Have you thought about using something like Platypus to add a GUI
overlay to the progress indicator?
on 04 Oct, 2017 09:47 PM
CK: just made a FoxBox to work on a Wordpress site for a customer (works
great still), but even under the new 1.0.1 Wordpress is giving me the
"Outdated Browser" spiel.
No biggie - just reporting it.
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