Has NewPipe v0.27.0 stopped working for anyone else? It won’t play anymore. It loads the video page and comments, but throws an error when attempting to play or download the video. I’ve submitted an error report, but was wondering if anyone else is experiencing this.

Edit: thank you, everyone! I figured it was google being a giant turd again, but want sure, since it worked perfectly fine for me yesterday, and I didn’t see anything pop up on Lemmy yet. I understand the logistical and costing nightmare of this, but we really need a FOSS decentralized video sharing platform to take hold and take off. Let google and other bigturdtech die where they made their beds.

Update: newpipe 0.27.1 was just released, which fixes this deliberately google-caused issue. As I understand, some other frontends implemented their own fixes, too. These teams are amazing!

  • simple@lemm.ee
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    9 days ago

    Yup, same here. Youtube broke something so you’ll have to wait for an update. Grayjay is still working for me if you need another app to see videos.

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      9 days ago

      Just in case this matters to OP or anyone else in this thread, Grayjay isn’t Open Source, despite Rossman’s and FUTO’s claims to the contrary. Its license disallows any commercial use of Grayjay, and also disallows removing any features related to paying FUTO. Which disqualify Grayjay as “Open Source” by the OSI’s definition.

      And consequently, F-Droid won’t distribute Grayjay unless they change their license.

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        9 days ago

        Agreed, but it is working, you don’t HAVE to pay, and I can remain anonymous.

        That’s good enough for me.

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        9 days ago

        AFAIK FUTO/Rossmann, to their credit, stopped trying to openwash themselves. They created their own phrase “source-first” to describe their proprietary EULA.

        That doesn’t change the fact that it’s proprietary and not worth promoting here.

  • HexesofVexes@lemmy.world
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    9 days ago

    Yup, Google are launching their yearly attempt to convince folks YouTube premium is worth it.

    Think of this time not as an annoyance, but as a time to reflect on how shitty Google has become.