FreeTube Release 0.7.3 Beta – Video Bug Fixes
Hello everyone! I hope that everyone has been doing well recently. If you feel like you haven't heard from me in a while, then that means that you haven't read my last few updates. I highly recommend you give those a read when you're done here. The TLDR is that I've been spending a lot of time rewriting FreeTube in the past few months and there won't be many updates to the live release while I work on it. Today's update will be about fixing a few things that have been causing problems with FreeTube recently.
Video Playback Issues
There's been a few issues recently with videos not playing properly. There's been 2 different reasons for this. The first reason is that there was a very slight change in the Invidious API which was a very simple fix. The other issue has to do with the “Grab Videos Locally” functionality. The module that I use has once again become out of date and a quick update will fix this as well.
With these two fixes, videos should play a bit better than before.
There were also a few other small changes made.
- You can now favorite videos that are within the video recommendations section when watching a video.
- When copying the URL of a video, you can now optionally include the current time of the video within the URL. Use the included checkbox to toggle it on or off.
- An issue where a video was showing incorrect information about when it will premiere has been fixed
I understand that after a few months of no updates that a small fix like this isn't the most exciting news to hear. If you really want to see some exciting news, I once again recommend you go back to some of my previous blog posts and learn a little more about the progress going on with the rewrite. The rewrite has come a long way and is quite usable in it's current state.
You can download the new release over at our website.
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