@reef @firstname.lastname@example.org wasn't there someone who said "never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurling down the highway" or something? Gives this a whole new meaning haha
@kzimmermann youtube-dl isn’t always used with a malicious purpose though. Some people, myself included, simply want to watch YT videos using as much free software as possible. Sure, Google doesn’t care since they only pretend to care about “open source,” but that still won’t make us use their shitty web page now will it?
@q agreed! It's one of the best ways to watch YouTube without the tracking and from a modest computer like a raspberry pi.
@kzimmermann tape trading ! I still got tapes frol these crazy times of discovery and glued stamps 😎🤣
@kzimmermann And this will not have effect, has there are thousands of copies around the world including https://gitee.com, in China, that can’t be accessed by DMCA. youtube-dl allow to download only one time something that could be heard several time, and so reduce energy usage, in a world with limited resources.
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