The main https://invidio.us instance for the alternate YouTube UI (whatever) has shutdown. I believe that was the one put up by the maker(s). Not sure.
The software is still available, apparently, and a few other instances exist (too few), but that is a troubling sign.
I use it via the Firefox plugin (Invidition, I think it's called), which automatically routes YT calls to the alternate UI of choice. But, zut, I hope the few instances remaining don't disappear.
Fuck Google, you know.
@wion Yeah, that's been announced for a while. There's still some people working on it, but as far as I know, they're still looking for a main developer with the know-how to keep things rolling.
Freetube is also a good alternative. As someone who prefers watching videos outside my browser, I like it a lot.
Thanks for the Freetube tip. I think I'd seen it mentioned before but never really looked at it. I'll check it out.
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