AROS64, again, this time ABI 11?

Posted by ALB42 on 7. Februar 20222 Comments

I wrote already some times about the AROS64 stuff, I find it very interesting definitely a way forward for AROS, but seems not really many interested. Even I supply most of my programs for 64bit AROS they never gets downloaded, or even used. Now there is a new Version after ABI_V1, SMP now it’s called ABI_V11, whatever that means.

I wanted to make the needed changes to Free Pascal that we can use fpc on it but I really do not understand how this syscall stuff works, so I had to ask charlie. Finally today he finished the work on it and I was able to tests some thing. The good thing is that this ABI_V11 leave out that nasty SMP stuff which made the structures huge and hard to align, so basically it was a recompilation of most of my programs.

There are some problems, the keyboard for example has some problems, most special chars do not work (in Linux hosted), like „:“, „/“ and some more hard to do anything without them in Amiga-style systems.

But here we are, nicely have some of my programs running on x86_64-aros ABI_V11.

I guess it is time to fire a new Version of „The 100% useless AROS Distribution“ with this new ABI_V11, Free Pascal works, so that should be the new basis

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.