AmiTube 1.0 will be available for all, from 68000 to 68060, from PowerPC and i386 to x64 and ARM, for all the modern OS Workbench 3.0 to 3.9, including 3.1.4 and 3.2, AmigaOS4 line and MorphOS up to 3.15, AROS ABIv0 and ABIv11.
Next version will also be able to export to the more Amiga common formats mp3 and 8svx.
Look forward to next AmiTube Version.
Some people asked me (email and also here on the page) if it is possible to get the YouTube audio as MP3 or other Amiga-friendly formats, usually in the audio formats provided by YouTube are rather modern, mostly „mp4a“ and „opus“ (there are some older videos with different settings) both are too recent to be supported on a m68k Amiga. But you can use that to create your MP3 (or just any format you want) with it.
Download an Audio only with mp4a-codec and download that.
then use FFMpeg to convert that to an MP3
ffmpeg -i sypvsspy.m4a dh1:spyvsspy.mp3
then wait a while 😉 done. You have your video as MP3, works great with Delitracker for example.
And from there you can get to any format you want, I guess, also 8svx for example. The old FFMpeg available for Amiga is not capable of saving 8svx but there should be some tools to make an 8svx from an MP3 (even Delitracker can do that, with the Filesave noteplayer).
Finished today the Version 0.8 of AmiTube. I reworked the whole network code (at my A1200 the download speed nearly doubled with that). You can sort the video list by any column present by double clicking on en entry (MUI doesn’t allow to click onto the title as it seems) or by using the menu items for it. Also new is the AmigaGuide help, you might want to try pressing Help from time to time.
Most of the other changes are bugfixes, thanks to all the diligent tester and bug reporters out there.
- Faster download speed
- bugfix download speed display
- 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 canceled the default moviedir is used
- italian and polish translation
- alternative more colorful icons for AmiTube and folder
- AmigaGuide Help
Download on the AmiTube Page or use the build in Update check to get the latest AmiTube archive.
I created a docker container which contains everything you need for an AmiTube Server, including Apache2, PHP, yt-dlp and all the script you need.
All you need to get it, is to start:
docker pull alb42/amitubeserver
on your linux box with docker installed
and then to start the actual docker container:
docker run -p 1234:80 alb42/amitubeserver
here the 1234 is just as example the port you want to have the server running on (of 80 is free of course you can also use -p 80:80). Then go to your AmiTube icon and add the SERVERURL= parameter for example
An voila it should work
Since Version 0.7 of AmiTube it can use your very own Server as backend. I tried to make a package and write a manual how to do it, but I don’t know what you need all because it grew slowly over time.
But maybe someone want to try it. the manual is at the end of the AmiTube Page.
I noticed the MPEG1 conversation did not work for the released 0.7, but it was just an error on the server. I fixed it therefore now it should work, no new download needed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The new release for AmiTube is ready to rock. The most important news are the Large AGA CDXL Setting (320px width) But be aware the file become huge. The other feature, which could make AmiTube interesting for NG Amigas, is the direct download of the Original movie or Audio only file.
Also new is the Update function, it checks for update and downloads the new LHA archive. This time there are more translation included (french by Eric ‚Tarzin‘ Luczyszyn and norwegian by Michal Bergseth).
- 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 delete movie
- Translation for french (by Eric ‚Tarzin‘ Luczyszyn) and norwegian (by Michal Bergseth) added
Download on the AmiTube Page
On popular demand, I added a new CDXL convert option, with 256 colors and a width of 320 pixel (instead of 160) of course the movies looks much better with that, but also become huge. So I guess the download speeds from classic Amiga systems will be even more a problem.
Nevertheless now it’s in and will be published with the next Version of AmiTube, stay tuned.
Playing a little bit more with PHP scripts and AmiTube, finally I got the direct download to work (via my server of course, because remember no shared SSL library like AmiSSL on AROS, and the wget is too old to connect to googles Youtube Server) and it works quite nicely… one disadvantage is of course that I have no way of knowing how big the file will be, the Youtube Server does not tell it so I cannot pass it on to the program, maybe must find an other display, at least how many is already downloaded? I will think about that. Nevertheless it works so more or Less I will go this way for next release.
Little video about the progress, this time shown on AROS: