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Ad-less YouTube on my Chromecast

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Someone gave me the tip (thank you!) to use VLC to play YouTube videos with my Chromecast. Although it is possible to stream YouTube videos directly in the VLC Android app itself, it somehow doesn’t work in combination with the output to the Chromecast. An alternative is of course to first use NewPipe to download a video and then play it on the Chromecast using VLC.

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I regularly watch videos on YouTube via my Chromecast with Google TV. But I feel like I’m seeing more and more commercials. It’s almost like private television, where every video is interrupted every few minutes with advertising. And most of the time it’s two commercials in a row that can’t be skipped. I think I have to think about an alternative solution for YouTube…

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Privacy-friendly YouTube frontends

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When I watch YouTube videos on my Android phone, I almost always use the NewPipe app. It offers a privacy-friendly experience, protects me from ads, and offers a few more options that you would only get with YouTube Premium (downloading video or audio, for example).

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Origins of the youtube-dl project

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Ricardo García describes the origins of the youtube-dl project, which was recently banned from GitHub.

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“I made a robot to cut my hair with scissors”

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Shane Wighton from the YouTube channel “Stuff Made Here” built a robot that cuts his hair. It worked OK for part of his hair, but see yourself… I wonder how one could even come up with such an idea to have one’s hair cut by a robot with scissors? Crazy!

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Home Office

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Not for everyone home office means sitting in front of the computer and working at home instead of in the office. For Fabio Wibmer, home office means that he does tricks with his bicycle at home instead of taking daring trips. This reminds me a little of the YouTube channel Dude Perfect.

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Subscribing to YouTube channels using RSS

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Although I unsubscribed from all YouTube channels and removed the app from my phone, I now try to consume videos in a more controlled way. I now subscribe to channels using my feed reader Miniflux.

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No more YouTube

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To fight my laziness and procrastination, I just unsubscribed from all YouTube channels and deactivated the app on my phone.

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