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chui2ch commented on 12 October 2018 at 2:48 pm UTC

I used Akregator when I was on KDE, but now that I am using XFCE I would like to stick with a GTK based reader. I am looking for one that allows me to copy the links to YouTube videos so I can play them in VLC. This would allow me to avoid the YouTube website. I tried FeedReader, but it did not allow me to copy the link of the video. It would only open it in my browser.

Thanks in advance.

whizse commented on 12 October 2018 at 4:00 pm UTC

I use Liferea and a custom downloader (just a simple shell script) to feed YouTube links to MPV.

chui2ch commented on 12 October 2018 at 5:47 pm UTC

whizseI use Liferea and a custom downloader (just a simple shell script) to feed YouTube links to MPV.
Would you mind sharing the script?

whizse commented on 12 October 2018 at 7:07 pm UTC

To clarify, I use the "Downloading Enclosures" functionality in Liferea as a hack to launch YouTube urls in a video player. It's available if you right click on a link and use "Save Link As".

Looking at the Liferea preferences, there's support for a custom command now, so a script shouldn't be necessary. If you're using an older version the script would essentially consist of:

!#/bin/bash vlc "$1"

Make it executable, name it like one of the supported download programs Liferea already supports (e.g. aria2), and place it somewhere in $PATH.

chui2ch commented on 12 October 2018 at 9:17 pm UTC

Thanks! I'll give it a shot when I get home.

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