Flash viewer for FBSD

C. P. Ghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Sat Mar 6 14:18:54 UTC 2010

On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com> wrote:
>>  > And remember, youtube-dl is a hack. It can break anytime
>>  > YT changes its embedding.
>>  That's what "make update" is used for. :-)
>        More importantly, it's about the author (and maintainer, if
> they're different) fixing things promptly after a change,  My
> experience has been 2-3 days.

Which is pretty good... esp. considering that some ports take
months or more to get updated, esp. when security concerns
pop up (*cough* java/jdk16 *cough*) ;-)

But the point is, that even the author is no magician: should
YT decide to switch to a completely different scheme, reverse-
engineering that could prove very hard and up to impossible.
We're lucky to have youtube-dl, and I hope author and maintainer
will keep updating it as often as possible, as they do now.

>                                Robert Huff


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