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The Official blog for FreeTube - The YouTube client built for privacy

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've given a proper update and boy is there a lot to update on. For today's Behind the Scenes, I will be talking about my plans for the full release of rewrite as well as the recent updates that we have within the rewrite itself. There's enough content here that I could probably write 2 articles on everything. Having said that, I'll instead just give one giant article on everything, so here we go!

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Hey there everyone! Today I'm very pleased to announced that FreeTube is now available and accepting translations via Weblate! If you would like to see FreeTube translated into your native language, or if you just happen to know multiple languages, we'd love to have your help with contributions. In this quick blog post, I will be giving some extra details about everything.

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Hey all,

In a recent blog post, it has been announced that the main Invidious instance (https://invidio.us) will be shutting down and that Omar Roth will be stepping down as the lead developer of the project. I'd like to take some time to give my thoughts on the situation as well as lay out what this means for the future of FreeTube.

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This isn't something that I do very often and it probably won't be a recurring thing. I don't consider myself much of a reviewer. If it turns out that this content ends up being enjoyable, then I could consider opening up a second blog to do more articles like this. For now I'll post it here on this blog and we'll go from there.

The Pinephone has become a popular device to chat about in the privacy circles. It's price ($149 USD) alongside it's promises has made it a very appealing device for those that are looking for an option to get away from devices offered by Apple and Google. It also provides an option for those who want a “pure” Linux based smartphone where the hardware shares the same freedom respecting principles as the software. I've been able to get my hands on one and I'd like to share my thoughts.

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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.

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So, it's been very silent over the past couple of months. The world is very different now compared to when I last made a proper blog post. Despite that, I haven't let that stop me. In today's behind the scenes, I will be showing off some of the progress that's been made towards the rewrite of FreeTube. I also have a nice surprise at the end for those who are eager for the eventual release.

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Behind the scenes is a series used to discuss progress within FreeTube along with my personal thoughts on the subject. Today's article will be about the FreeTube rewrite that has been ongoing along with a public code release. If you're interested in helping with this rewrite, please read on as I would love to have your help!

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Hey everyone! I know I haven't been very active lately. I'll get to that in a moment, however I have a new FreeTube release for everyone. It's a very small update but it fixes a recent problem that a few people have been having. I'd also like to go over the future of FreeTube and my plans moving forward.

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Hey everyone!

There has been some issues with the latest Mac OS update that prevents FreeTube from running on that system. It's been a difficult time trying to fix the issue since I don't have access to a Mac to do testing with.

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Hey everyone,

Most of you are likely aware at this point, but there have been some very nasty issues lately with videos unable to play. The TLDR of it is that YouTube has been IP banning servers that scrape their site much more aggressively than they have in the past. You can read more about it over here on the Invidious GitHub page.

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