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  • v3.0-alpha Changes

    February 17, 2020

    ๐Ÿš€ This is an alpha release of the upcoming Youtube-DL Material 3.0 update. This update will bring in many new features to simplify and expand on YTDL-Material's downloading experience. Here's a sneak peak of some of the functionality currently added:

    ๐Ÿ†• New features

    • 0๏ธโƒฃ You can now select a quality level for Youtube videos (audio & video quality). It defaults to max quality
    • Youtube search functionality added, using the Youtube Data API. You need to generate an API key to use this feature, and you can find details about doing so here.
    • ๐Ÿ‘€ Playlist support added. For viewing playlists, a new player has been added. See next feature for more details.
    • ๐Ÿ†• New video/audio player added with playlist support allowing for easy in-app streaming of the video downloaded video content
    • In download-only mode with the file manager disabled, downloaded files are now automatically deleted

    โšก๏ธ Minor updates

    • โšก๏ธ Updated UI of the home page to be more responsive. Progress bar and file cards in particular were fixed for smaller devices
    • Routing added to separate the home page from the media player
    • โšก๏ธ youtube-dl node.js version updated
    • โšก๏ธ youtube-dl.exe Windows binary updated

    ๐Ÿ› Bug fixes

    • ๐Ÿ› Bug fixed where video/audio files that were downloaded after streamed didn't include a file extension
    • ๐Ÿ› Bug fixed where entering a stream and exiting back to the main app prevented download new videos

    ๐Ÿš€ To-do for full release

    • โž• Add download button to video/audio player page
    • โž• Add the ability to save groups of video or audio files as a "playlist" locally
    • ๐Ÿšš Setting to remove quality select and just default to max
    • 0๏ธโƒฃ Downloaded playlists should be grouped as a zip by default when downloaded. Right now the videos are served individually from the server

    Known issues

    • Downloading large playlists yields inconsistent results. Sometimes the playlists fail to download (I believe caused by a missing video), and sometimes it takes downloads to complete
    • ๐Ÿ’ป On legacy browsers (e.g. IE 11), URL length is limited to just 2083 characters. This will limit playlists to be of length 20 or less on legacy browsers. For browsers like Chrome, this isn't an issue as the limit is ~32k characters (translating to a playlist size limit of ~400 or more)

    ๐Ÿš€ The goal of this pre-release is testing.

  • v2.1 Changes

    February 11, 2020

    โšก๏ธ Minor update inbound!

    Some additional features:

    • ๐Ÿ‘€ There is now a download-only setting in the configuration which defaults to false. This will, instead of streaming the video/audio to the user, download the files directly onto the user's computer. Turn it on to see if you like it! It will make YoutubeDL-Material feel more like some of the alternatives out there. Shoutout to @UltraTV for the suggestion!
    • With file management enabled, new video and audio files will be automatically added to the list with no need for a manual refresh

    Notes regarding the download-only setting:

    • โœ… Many iOS versions lack the ability to download video and audio content from Safari. As a result, the content will be streamed instead on iOS devices. Newer versions don't appear to have this limitation, but we will require additional testing and research before allowing downloads.
    • The download-only mode will extend the download time as the entire file is sent to the client before finishing, rather than a stream. For large videos in a low-bandwidth environment, this may make downloads noticeably longer.