NewPipe's position on advertising

23 Nov 2020, by TheAssassin


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The NewPipe project recently had a few debates on advertising, its ethics and how Team NewPipe decides whether or not a certain form of advertising is acceptable.

In this article, we present our position on advertising in general, show the difference between ethical and unethical advertising, and explain why we do not intend to support technologies like SponsorBlock.

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NewPipe 0.20.4 released: Important fixes and smaller improvements

22 Nov 2020, by tobigr & Opusforlife


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The last update contained dozens of changes. Although we provided release candidates for testing to a wider audience, some regressions slipped through. This small update addresses critical bugs introduced in the last release, re-adds the option to hide the thumbnail on the lock screen when playing a stream in background mode, and brings a few optimizations “under the hood”.

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NewPipe 0.20.3 released: YouTube loads MUCH faster!

18 Nov 2020, by Opusforlife & Poolitzer


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Another point release is here! We’re still focusing mostly on improvements and fixes, so no major features. @TobiGr was busy this time around, so the release manager for this version is @Stypox! We owe him our thanks!

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youtube-dl DMCA analysis - An in-depth look into the issue

29 Oct 2020, by Opusforlife


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By now, most of you must be aware of the youtube-dl repo on Github being suspended because of a DMCA notice. Team NewPipe member @TheAssassin has written a detailed analysis of the situation. You can find the article on his blog!

Update (2020-11-24): youtube-dl’s repository has been restored, thanks to the EFF. @TheAssassin posted an update, explaining what happened in the meantime, and reviewing the situation again.

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