A powerful, 100% libre video and audio downloader for GNU/Linux
AVideo /ævə'dɛjo:/ is a powerful, 100% libre video and audio downloader for GNU/Linux. With your freedom and privacy a #1 priority, avideo offers you peace of mind in watching everything from world news and documentaries to the latest cat videos.
AVideo builds on the power of the infamous youtube-dl to ensure that the user's liberty is not sacrificed.
YouTube-DL incorporates JS, SWF, and SDK interpreters in order to deliver some functionality. However, packaging these runs contrary to delivering freedom as a number 1 priority.
In order to circumvent YouTube's DRM and gain access to the media file's URL, either some JS downloaded from YouTube needs to be executed (which avideo is built to avoid), that JS needs to be reverse-engineered (not currently practical), or YouTube needs to remove its DRM option (which doesn't seem likely in the short term). As a consequence, it's currently impossible to download those videos with DRM using avideo.
git clone "https://notabug.org/GPast/avideo"
16 February 2018
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|Development||VCS Repository Webview||https://notabug.org/GPast/avideo|
|Required to build||python|
|Required to build||GNU make|
|Required to build||pandoc|
|Required to build||zip|
|Required to build||nosetests|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 February 2018.
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