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AmiTube audio only formats

Posted by ALB42 on 5. Februar 2022No Comments

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).

Have fun.

AmiTube 0.8

Posted by ALB42 on 29. Januar 20225 Comments

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.

Changes List:

  • 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.

AmiTube Docker Server

Posted by ALB42 on 23. Januar 2022No Comments

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

SERVERURL=http://192.168.0.234:1234

An voila it should work

AmiTube 0.7

Posted by ALB42 on 7. Januar 20223 Comments

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).

Full List:

  • 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

Bigger CDXL

Posted by ALB42 on 30. Dezember 20213 Comments

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.

AmiTube AROS downloading

Posted by ALB42 on 29. Dezember 2021No Comments

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:

Decision downloading

Posted by ALB42 on 29. Dezember 2021No Comments

Working on the direct download feature, it’s not that trivial as I thought. I tried the mplayer and wget function on AmigaOS4 and AROS and was not successful, the MPlayer does not support SSL and the WGet does support SSL but is too old (uses old encryption only). Basically the only system where this is working as it should is MorphOS, the one System where you actually do not need AmiTube because you have two browsers available capable of browsing and watching YouTube directly on the page. This is annoying.

Allso there is a limitation of the command line to be 255 chars long, the URL from YouTube is already longer than that (many GET options), seems MorphOS raised that limit (or it would not work)

So whats my options then.

  • I could use a shared SSL library like AmiSSL to let AmiTube directly download the stuff from YouTube
    • I did already the basic work for that top be possible, no change of AmiTube needed for that
    • AmiSSL only exists for AmigaOS3 and AmigaOS4
    • No AROS version and no replacement. Questions about it are rudely rejected, because of reasons. No replacement for it, only the standard static-C linklib, does not work in FreePascal atm.
    • No MorphOS version and no replacement, ok you can just install the 68k Version, so thats good, but MorphOS was never the problem.
  • Could (again) make a wrapper on my server to download or forward the requests
    • Works for all systems, download directly from my server with AmiTube
    • I need to learn more PHP 😉 as far as I understand downloading with AmiTube would be possible but not MPlayer playing directly from it (not tried though)
    • Again more load and space needed on the Server
  • just let it like it is, force the AROS and Amiga guys to updated the stuff
    • will not happen, or there would be a modern Browser or a shared SSL.library on all Platforms available 😉
  • just skip this feature

Not really sure what I do now.