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Re: On youtube-viewer first use (GTK)

From: sirgazil
Subject: Re: On youtube-viewer first use (GTK)
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:56:43 -0500
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---- On Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:49:59 -0500 sirgazil <address@hidden> wrote ----

 > Hello, 
 > I've seen some mentions of this application around here and wanted to try it 
 > out. When you launch it, it seems to be broken, you can search videos, but 
 > you can't watch them (you double-click on them and nothing happens). I had 
 > to start "gtk-youtube-viewer" from a terminal to check for errors. I had a 
 > bad experience, but, in summary, I'm now able to watch the videos after 
 > doing the following: 
 > 1. Install "youtube-dl". 
 > 2. Install one of the players listed in the "video_players" field in the 
 > application "Menu → Preferences" (I went with mpv, after failing to use 
 > vlc). 
 > 3. Got to "Menu → Preferences" and set the value of "video_player_selected" 
 > to the player installed in (2). 
 > I wonder if you are really supposed to configure and install dependencies 
 > manually before you can actually use the application. I see this as a bug. I 
 > would expect the Guix package to install the dependencies and the 
 > application set a default value for the "video_player_selected" field. But I 
 > haven't tried this application in other systems and the application has no 
 > manual, so I'm not sure if this is the intended behavior. 
 > Despite that, I'm glad to be able to watch YouTube videos without using 
 > their Web interface. 

This is using this Guix, by the way:

$ LANG=C guix describe
Generation 3    Jun 15 2019 09:49:31    (current)
  guix ddd401d
    repository URL:
    branch: master
    commit: ddd401d28fb09f1f8ce96f2fc24226887a812412

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