$ torsocks youtube-dl ..
Peak Google avoidance is not ever fetching anything from Youtube at all, but this is getting pretty close.
@ayo Cool tip. Some day the content creators and viewers would realize that they are part of the problem and not the victims.
One thing that I do not understand is how youtube-dl almost always works, but mps-youtube needs a Youtube API key and the bundled key does not work anymore.
@ashwinvis I suspect mps-youtube tries to play nice with Google and uses some API, whereas youtube-dl is full-on "fuck it" mode and uses whichever means are available (HTML scraping, likely).
@ayo Yeah 😜. Youtube-dl is now like a swiss army knife and also works in other streaming sites.
For mpsyt, the dependency chain looks like:
mps-youtube < pafy < youtube-dl
Perhaps the search feature requires an API. 🤷♂️
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