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Description: Direct stream and download YouTube videos
Download: amitube.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 1007kb
Version: 1.4
Date: 25 Mar 2023
Author: Marcus Sackrow
Submitter: Samir Hawamdeh
Homepage: https://blog.alb42.de/amitube/
Requirements: AmigaOS4 + MUI
Category: video/play
Replaces: video/play/amitube.lha
License: Other
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 12485
Comments: 4
Snapshots: 1
Videos: 0
Downloads: 170  (Current version)
422  (Accumulated)
Votes: 3 (0/0)  (30 days/7 days)

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AmiTube is a YouTube Client for AmigaOS3 68k, AmigaOS4, MorphOS and AROS. That
means searching and watching YouTube videos on classic Amiga is also possible
To make this possible the video it will be converted on a Server to CDXL or
MPEG1 and downloaded to the Amiga Hard disk, where it can be watched with any
eligible player (by default MultiView).


Amiga68k Versions:
  - 68020, 8MB RAM, OS 3.x, MUI 3.8+, Internet connection
  - 68000, 8MB RAM, OS 3.x, MUI 3.8+, Internet connection

MorphOS and AmigaOS4 users should use 68020 version.

AROS Versions:
  - i386 ABIv0, 8 MB RAM, Internet connection
  - ARM RasPi+ 8 MB RAM, Internet connection
  - x64 ABIv11 8 MB RAM, Internet connection

  - JPEG Datatype to show the preview icons
  - CDXL Player to play CDXL movies
    e.g. AGABlaster https://mschordan.github.io/amiga/agablaster.html
  - MPEG1 Player to play MPEG1 movies
    e.g. RiVa http://aminet.net/gfx/show/RiVA-0.54.lha
  - WGet to download original formats directly from YouTube
    e.g. https://sourceforge.net/projects/amiga/files/wget/1.12/
  - MPlayer to stream directly from YouTube


To install AmiTube drag the Folder to the favourite position on the hard drive.
After first start one should first go to the (){"Prefs" LINK PrefsWindow}
to set some basic settings, especially the prefered video format should be set
depending on the used machine and presonal preference.

Available ToolTypes:

  Sets the position of the movie folder, hence where AmiTube saves and
  searches for CDXL and MPEG1 videos.
  Saves the downloaded MPEG1 and CDXL videos to dh1:movies

  It is possible to setup a (){" own conversation server for AmiTube " LINK
  To set the URL for that server use this tool type
  Uses the given server instead of ALBs Server


About AmiTube...
  About dialog with some informations about the program and its maker

Check for Updates...
  Check the Server for an updated Version of AmiTube, if available
  AmiTube can directly download the newest archive to a chosen

About MUI...
  About dialog with informations about MUI and its maker


Thanks to all users and beta testers.

Some special thanks and greetings go to

For initial idea and stead encouragement
  Michal Bergseth (http://www.amitopia.com)

For the translations:
  Eric 'Tarzin' Luczyszyn (french)
  Michal Bergseth (norwegian)
  Samir Hawamdeh (italian)
  Lukas 'Ponki' Paczko (Polish, ISO 8859-2)
  Ramond de Vrede (dutch)

For the Icons in Icons directory:
  Lukas 'Ponki' Paczko
  Carlo 'AmigaSystem'

For AGAConv and AGABlaster
  Markus Schordan

For Free Pascal on Amiga-Systems
  Karoly 'ChainQ' Balogh
  Florian Klaempfl


- Bugfix for Get Original Window when no entry is selected
- Search by ID Window added for easier URL handling
- Support for Youtube shorts (movies in portait format)
- Show the time left when downloading videos

- Some bugfixes

- Bugfix for fancy list test printing
- Play list with wait screen
- Open own directories with movies in play list
- Close Requester
- Restore splitter position on start
- Multiple movie directories via icon
- Choose default directory via menu

- Italian catalog update
- French catalog update
- Encoding bugs fixed
- Optional fancy movie list with preview image

- History for search
- AROS64 ABIv11 bit version
- MorphOS Version
- Amiga OS4 Version
- Download more Amiga-like audio only formats: mp3 and 8svx
- Dual PNG Icons by AmigaSystem
- Download Queue
- Improved AutoPlay
- AREXX interface
- Dutch Translation

- Faster download speed
- Bugfix download speed
- Bugfix invalid moviedir
- Bugfix load icon when a download is running
- Bugfix start a download when one is already running
- Bugfix clipboard device
- Sort results in list by name, duration or size
- Choice to ask for a path everytime a conversation job is started,
  if cancelled the default moviedir is used
- Italian and polish translation
- Alternative more colorful icons for AmiTube and folder
- AmigaGuide Help

- New CDXL Option 320px and AGA colors
- Direct download from youtube without conversation
- Select resolution on direct download
- Update checking
- Download latest version
- Question before ddelete movie
- French and norwegian translation

- Preview Icons
- Localization (german included)
- All formats Download buttons on main gui
- Check for Free space on HD, warn before downloading if not enough space
- Icon tooltype MOVIEDIR to set directory for movies
- Smaller network buffer for low memory systems

- Changed search from json to xml (much faster on slow Amiga)
- New formats (CDXL AGA, MPEG, choose via Settings)
- Choose your MPEG1 Player
- About for MUI and program
- Share your favourite movies
- List shared movies
- Auto load shared or local movies at startup
- youtube urls can be entered to search bar
("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxx" or "https://youtu.be/xxxxx")
- Observe clipboard for yoututbe urls, automatically search for them (turn on in
- Auto start movie after download
- Parameter for CDXL Player and MPEG Player
- Special Version for 68000 processor

- Converter speed increase (server side, also active for 0.3 already)

- First official release
- Download speed increase
- Cutting title length
- Show list of already saved movies
- Settings
- Number of search results

- Bugfixes on converting longer files
- Progress bar for download/search
- Show time an resulting file size

- Initial Release

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