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Has NewPipe v0.27.0 stopped working for anyone else? It won't play anymore. It loads the video page and comments, but throws an error when attempting to play or download the video. I've submitted an error report, but was wondering if anyone else is experiencing this.

Edit: thank you, everyone! I figured it was google being a giant turd again, but want sure, since it worked perfectly fine for me yesterday, and I didn't see anything pop up on Lemmy yet. I understand the logistical and costing nightmare of this, but we really need a FOSS decentralized video sharing platform to take hold and take off. Let google and other bigturdtech die where they made their beds.

Update: newpipe 0.27.1 was just released, which fixes this deliberately google-caused issue. As I understand, some other frontends implemented their own fixes, too. These teams are amazing!

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[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago (1 children)

PipePipe works for me now with 3.5.0.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago (1 children)

It's not in fdroid, yet. Hopefully soon! Thanks!

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago (1 children)

No it's not. I only found it when I opened PipePipe and it popped up there's a new update. Installed it outside of fdroid

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Ah ok cool. I'm glad they have that option.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago (1 children)

we really need a FOSS decentralized video sharing platform to take hold

I'd love for that to happen, but without being paid by a central company, content creators won't...create content. Will it work with content creators own sponsors? Mmm...I don't know

[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Early YouTube was exactly this, though. Content creators creating for the sake of the content. Sponsors helped a lot, sure, but the vast majority did it without them. Also, current YouTube, many content creators don't or can't monetize. They still create.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Yes, you're right. Are we able to go back? I mean, do they want to go back from being paid to almost nothing? And if I'm not mistaken, professional YouTubers produce a quality of videos that didn't exist back in the days.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Lemmy is a good case study, I would say. Reddit was the epitome of "the front page", until it wasn't. Then many moved to Lemmy, and it was just ok for a while. Now it's getting to where Reddit was before it lost its shite. Not a perfect comparison due to the YouTube monetization, I know, but a good rags->riches->enshitified->rags->riches story. And production quality is much less important, IMO, than content. And, yes, content did increase over the years, but a part of that was video editing technology improvement. Let's take LTT as an example. Before monetization, they had low production quality, but incredible content value videos. Now, the production value (and their paychecks) improved a lot, but the content value isn't what it used to be. It's not bad, it's just less focused on what it used to be. Is that bad? Probably not. But it also means we can start over, and get to the same monetization that we're at now, but without enshitification.

Edit: and I'm not even touching "influencers" in the main comment, who, IMO, don't matter in the grand scheme. They can stay on yt or disappear completely. In fact, if they did disappear, it would make a significant positive impact to the overall content library.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Does someone know why Grayjay works perfectly?

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

I don't believe they don't use the YouTube API. So the changes Google might make wouldn't necessarily affect Grayjay.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago (2 children)

Where else should I publish videos as well as youtube?

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 week ago

Not entirely sure. I would say PeerTube, maybe? There are others, like Odysee, but they tend to have interesting communities (to stay within rules of conduct). But YouTube was similar in its early days, too, so :shrug:

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 week ago (1 children)

My recommendation is PeerTube.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Edit: replied to the wrong comment. Sorry, mate. Moved it to the right chain.

[–] [email protected] 67 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Yup, Google are launching their yearly attempt to convince folks YouTube premium is worth it.

Think of this time not as an annoyance, but as a time to reflect on how shitty Google has become.

[–] [email protected] 16 points 1 week ago

Lol I don't need this to remind me. I already know and think of it (regrettably) often.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

Most Piped instances are also not working because they use NewPipe Extractor under the hood.

As someone else said in this thread, I have also temporarily switched to FreeTube for Android, because a few of the Invidious instances are still working fine.

The nice thing about the FOSS world is that it's pretty easy to import subscriptions and other stuff from NewPipe to FreeTube.

I hope this YouTube fuckery is handled soon. I love NewPipe way more every time it successfully deals with the YT weirdos.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) (2 children)

Yo! Grayjay still works!

Edit: I didn't realize people were so sensitive about alternative options. I'm not a NewPipe developer, so I can't fix it, but I have confirmed that as of right now it isn't working.

Use whatever app works for you, IDGAF

[–] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) (1 children)

I don't have any opinion on grayjay but this is the open source community and grayjay is proprietary. That's the only reason I downvoted your comment

Feel free to use it if it works for you but I think it's poor form to advertise proprietary products in a thread about a free software project.

[–] [email protected] -1 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) (1 children)

Their source code is available online silly. You can recompile it however you want, you just can't redistribute it.

Edit: They also now have an F-Droid repository.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago (1 children)

@over_clox Which means it's not open-source, silly, because open-source explicitly means you can redistribute it.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) (1 children)

It casts?! I'm sold!

But I'm not sure how i feel about downloading an apk like that.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Hey, it's a damn fine app, but at the same time don't take my word on it..

[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) (2 children)

I am tired of big company bullshit. I don't care anymore. YouTube was the only big brother service which I can't replace but now I don't give a single fuck.(They IP blocked me on their official site)

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

Nope, Now I use VPN if I have to watch something Goddamn I didn't have static IP.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago (1 children)

They IP blocked me on their official site

So,... What did you do?

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago

Just watch on their website without account. That's all.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Damn, same here. I copied the error report, YouTube is apparently being fucky again...


  • User Action: play stream
  • Request: Player error[type=ERROR_CODE_IO_BAD_HTTP_STATUS] occurred while playing
  • Content Country: US
  • Content Language: en-US
  • App Language: en_US
  • Service: YouTube
  • Version: 0.27.0
  • OS: Linux motorola/lake_revvl_n/lake_n:10/QPW30.142-Q3-28-25/4cbcf:user/release-keys 10 - 29 Source error
	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(
	at android.os.Looper.loop(
Caused by:$InvalidResponseCodeException: Response code: 403
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Do you have a link to the main tracking issue with NewPipe? I tried to look through their GitHub repo, but most of the issues I saw were about the 59-second bug, or they had been closed as duplicate without linking to the duplicate issue.

I have a 1.5 hour commute, and watching downloaded videos on NewPipe is a major part of my strategy for getting through it.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

I don't think that's the right issue. The behavior I see is a network error toast message that says check the notification for details (with no notification). This issue says the behavior is the "content unavailable" screen, which I don't see.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Piped and as well.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago (1 children)

My local Piped instance still works.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

That's good. Maybe there will be a fix soon.

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