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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday October 24 2020, @04:10AM   Printer-friendly
from the bound-to-happen dept.

Now when you go to their site, it reads:

Repository unavailable due to DMCA takedown.

This repository is currently disabled due to a DMCA takedown notice. We have disabled public access to the repository. The notice has been publicly posted.

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Also at 9to5Google

[2020-10-25 01:01:09 UTC: Updated title to more accurately reflect notice was given to GitHub, not to youtube-dl. --martyb]

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Zinnia Zirconium on Sunday October 25 2020, @01:43AM (4 children)

    by Zinnia Zirconium (11163) on Sunday October 25 2020, @01:43AM (#1068405) Homepage Journal

    Running the JavaScript like a browser is one reason youtube-dl is ten times slower than youtubedown.

    JWZ has been preprocessing the JavaScript and publishing a full history of the YouTube signature cipher algorithm since 2013.

    Is JWZ going to get sued next? Is JWZ going to get sued because I'm talking about youtubedown? Am I going to have to abandon my fork of youtubedown after youtubedown ceases to exist? Don't care.

    Irony is JWZ is enamoured with denying access to his website based on user agent and referer. As JWZ himself says in his comments, "Total dick move." So I circumvent his anti-circumvention every time I download his circumvention tool using curl.

    I hope I get banned from the DNA Lounge because San Fran can suck it.

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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 25 2020, @03:42PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 25 2020, @03:42PM (#1068534)

    Are you sure it does that? If you are, you should report that to the FSF directory.

    Richard Stallman said youtube-dl is okay to be in the Directory because it does not actually execute nonfree JS as we first suspected. []

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by Zinnia Zirconium on Sunday October 25 2020, @07:21PM (2 children)

      by Zinnia Zirconium (11163) on Sunday October 25 2020, @07:21PM (#1068614) Homepage Journal

      youtube-dl parses JavaScript code and uses a JavaScript interpreter to translate it into Python code and executes the Python code.

      [youtube] {18} signature length 106, html5 player 4a1799bd
      [youtube] Extracted signature function:
      if tuple(len(p) for p in s.split('.')) == (106):
          return s[105:32:-1] + s[2] + s[31:2:-1] + s[32]

      youtubedown parses JavaScript code and translates it into a cipher language and interprets the cipher language.

      '4a1799bd/player_ias.vflset/en_US/base' => '18557 s2 w30 r',    # 22 Oct 2020

      JWZ documents the cipher language.

      # So far, only three commands are used in the ciphers, so we can represent
      # them compactly:
      # - r  = reverse the string;
      # - sN = slice from character N to the end;
      # - wN = swap 0th and Nth character.

      I think for this simple cipher I prefer not using a JavaScript interpreter and not executing Python code.

      But let's do what you want and make this political by getting the FSF involved.