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  • v0.20.1

    November 19, 2019

    ↪ This adds support for QUIC as a workaround to #811.

    ⚡️ It is recommended to update to this version immediately.

  • v0.20.0

    November 06, 2019

    🚀 It's been quite a while since the last release! There've been 198 commits from 27 contributors.

    A couple smaller features have since been added. Channel pages and playlists in particular have received a bit of a face-lift, with both now displaying their descriptions as expected, and playlists providing video count and published information. Channels will also now provide video descriptions in their RSS feed.

    👍 Turkish (tr), Chinese (zh-TW, in addition to zh-CN), and Japanese (jp) are all now supported languages. Thank you as always to the hard work done by translators that makes this possible.

    🔧 The feed menu and default home page are both now configurable for registered and unregistered users, and is quite a bit of an improvement for users looking to reduce distractions for their daily use.

    For Administrators

    0️⃣ feed_menu and default_home are now configurable by the user, and have therefore been moved into default_user_preferences:

    feed\_menu: ["Popular", "Top"]default\_home: Top# becomes:default\_user\_preferences: feed\_menu: ["Popular", "Top"]default\_home: Top
    

    Several new options have also been added, including the ability to set a support email for the instance using admin_email: EMAIL, and forcing the use of a specific connection in the case of rate-limiting using force_resolve (see below).

    For Developers

    Authenticated endpoints are now properly documented, as well how to generate and use API tokens. My hope is that this makes some of the more interesting endpoints more accessible for developers to use in their own applications.

    📚 API endpoints for interacting with custom playlists have also been added with documentation available here.

    Custom playlists

    📚 This is probably the feature that has been the longest in the pipe and that I'm quite pleased is now implemented. It is now possible to create custom playlists, which can be played and edited through Invidious. API endpoints have also been added (documentation here).

    Overall I'm quite pleased with how smoothly it has been rolled out and with the experience so far, and I'm exctited for how it can be extended and improved in future.

    instances.invidio.us

    It is now possible to view a list of public instances (as provided in the wiki) through an API or a pretty new interface here. It combines uptime information, statistics from each instance and basic information already provided in the wiki. I expect it should be much more user-friendly than compiling the information yourself, and is already used by Invidition to provide a list of instances for users to choose from.

    The site itself is licensed under the AGPLv3 and the source is available here.

    Video unavailable #811

    Many users have likely noticed this error message if using Invidious directly or through another service, such as FreeTube. This issue is caused by rate-limiting by Google, and is not a new issuee for projects like Invidious (notably youtube-dl) and appears to be affecting smaller, private instances as well.

    🚚 There is not a permanent fix for administrators currently, however there is some information available here that may provide a temporary solution. Unfortanately, in most cases the best option is to wait for the instance to be unbanned or to move the instance to a different IP. A more informative error message is also now provided, which should help an administrator more quickly diagnose the problem.

    For those interested, I would recommend following #811 for any future progress on the issue.

    BAT verified publisher

    I'm quite late to this announcement, however I'm pleased to mention that Invidious is now a BAT verified publisher! I would recommend looking here or here for learning more about what it is and how it works. Overall I think it makes an interesting substitute for services like Liberapay, and a (hopefully) much less-intrusive alternative to direct advertising.

    BAT is combined under other cryptocurrencies below. Currently there's a fairly significant delay in payout, which is the reason for the large fluctuation in crypto donations between September and October (and also the reason for the late announcement).

    🚀 Release schedule

    Currently I'm quite pleased with the current state of the project. There's plenty of things I'd still like to add, however at this point I expect the rate of most new additions will slow down a bit, with more focus on stabililty and any long-standing bugs.

    🚑 Because of this, I'm planning on releasing a new version quarterly, with any necessary hotfixes being pushed as a new patch release as necessary. As always it will be possible to run Invidious directly from master if you'd still like to have the lastest version.

    🚀 I'll plan on providing finances each release, with a similar monthly breakdown as below.

    Finances for September 2019

    Donations

    • Patreon : $64.37
    • Liberapay : $76.04
    • Crypto : ~$99.89 (converted from BAT, BCH, BTC)
    • Total : $240.30

    Expenses

    • invidious-lb1 (nyc1) : $10.00 (load balancer)
    • ⚡️ invidious-update1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (updates feeds)
    • 🌐 invidious-node1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node2 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node3 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node4 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node5 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node6 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node7 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node8 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node9 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node10 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node11 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node12 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node13 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node14 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node15 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node16 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • invidious-db1 (s-4vcpu-8gb) : $40.00 (database)
    • Total : $135.00

    Finances for October 2019

    • Liberapay : $134.40
    • Crypto : ~$8.29 (converted from BAT, BCH, BTC)
    • Total : $142.69

    Expenses

    • invidious-lb1 (nyc1) : $5.00 (load balancer)
    • invidious-lb2 (nyc1) : $5.00 (load balancer)
    • invidious-lb3 (nyc1) : $5.00 (load balancer)
    • invidious-lb4 (nyc1) : $5.00 (load balancer)
    • ⚡️ invidious-update1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (updates feeds)
    • 🌐 invidious-node1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node2 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node3 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node4 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node5 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node6 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node7 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node8 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node9 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node10 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node11 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node12 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node13 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node14 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node15 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node16 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node17 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node18 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • invidious-db1 (s-4vcpu-8gb) : $40.00 (database)
    • Total : $155.00
  • v0.19.1

    July 30, 2019

    Minor fix to video extractor after changes by YouTube.

    ⚡️ It is recommended to update to this version immediately.

  • v0.19.0

    July 13, 2019

    🐎 Hello again everyone! Focus this month has mainly been on improving playback performance, along with a couple new features I'd like to announce. There have been 109 commits this past month from 10 contributors.

    🌐 This past month has seen the addition of Chinese (zh-CN) and Icelandic (is) translations. I would like to give a huge thanks to their respective translators, and again an enormous thanks to everyone who helps translate the site.

    🚀 I'm delighted to mention that FreeTube 0.6.0 now supports 1080p thanks to the Invidious API. I would very much recommend reading the relevant post for some more information on how it works, along with several other major improvements. Folks that are interested in adding similar functionality for their own projects should feel free to get in touch.

    🚀 This past month there has been quite a bit of work on improving memory usage and improving download and playback speeds. As mentioned in the previous release, some extra hardware has been allocated which should also help with this. I'm still looking for ways to improve performance and feedback is always appreciated.

    🐎 Along with performance, a couple quality of life improvements have been added, including author thumbnails and banners, clickable titles for embedded videos, and better styling for captions, among some other enhancements.

    Communities

    👌 Support for YouTube's communities tab has been added. It's a very interesting but surprisingly unknown feature. Essentially, providing comments for a channel, rather than a video, where an author can post updates for their subscribers.

    It's commonly used to promote interesting links and foster discussion. I hope this feature helps people find more interesting content that otherwise would have been overlooked.

    For Developers

    For accessing channel communities, an /api/v1/channels/comments/:ucid endpoint has been added, with similar behavior and schema to /api/v1/comments/:id, with an extra attachment field for top-level comments. More info on usage and available data can be found in the wiki.

    An /api/v1/auth/feeds endpoint has been added for programmatically accessing a user's subscription feed, with options for displaying notifications and filtering an existing feed.

    An /api/v1/search/suggestions endpoint has been added for retrieving suggestions for a given query.

    For Administrators

    👀 It is now possible to disable more resource intensive features, such as downloads and DASH functionality by adding disable_proxy to your config. See #453 and the Wiki for more information and example usage. I expect this to be a big help for folks with limited bandwidth when hosting their own instances.

    Finances

    Donations

    • Patreon : $38.39
    • Liberapay : $84.85
    • Crypto : ~$0.00 (converted from BCH, BTC)
    • Total : $123.24

    Expenses

    • invidious-load1 (nyc1) : $10.00 (load balancer)
    • ⚡️ invidious-update1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (updates feeds)
    • 🌐 invidious-node1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node2 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node3 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node4 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node5 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node6 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node7 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node8 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node9 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node10 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • invidious-db1 (s-4vcpu-8gb) : $40.00 (database)
    • Total : $105.00

    🐎 The goal on Patreon has been updated to reflect the above expenses. As mentioned above, the main reason for more hardware is to improve playback and download speeds, although I'm still looking into improving performance without allocating more hardware.

    👀 As always I'm grateful for everyone's support and feedback. I'll see you all next month.

  • v0.18.0

    June 06, 2019

    ⚡️ Hope everyone has been doing well. This past month there have been 97 commits from 10 contributors. For the most part changes this month have been on optimizing various parts of the site, mainly subscription feeds and support for serving images and other assets.

    👍 I'm quite happy to mention that support for Greek (el) has been added, which I hope will continue to make the site accessible for more users.

    ⚡️ Subscription feeds will now only update when necessary, rather than periodically. This greatly lightens the load on DB as well as making the feeds generally more responsive when changing subscriptions, importing data, and when receiving new uploads.

    🍱 Caching for images and other assets should be greatly improved with #456. JavaScript has been pulled out into separate files where possible to take advantage of this, which should result in lighter pages and faster load times.

    ⚡️ This past month several people have encountered issues with downloads and watching high quality video through the site, see #532 and #562. For this coming month I've allocated some more hardware which should help with this, and I'm also looking into optimizing how videos are currently served.

    For Developers

    viewCount is now available for /api/v1/popular and all videos returned from /api/v1/auth/notifications. Both also now provide "type" for indicating available information for each object.

    👀 An /authorize_token page is now available for more easily creating new tokens for use in applications, see this comment in #473 for more details.

    A POST /api/v1/auth/notifications endpoint is also now available for correctly returning notifications for 150+ channels.

    For Administrators

    There are two new schema changes for administrators: views for adding view count to the popular page, and feed_needs_update for tracking feed changes.

    ⚡️ As always the relevant migration scripts are provided which should run when following instructions for updating. Otherwise, adding check_tables: true to your config will automatically make the required changes.

    Native Notifications

    🌐 It is now possible to receive Web notifications from subscribed channels.

    🌐 You can enable notifications by clicking "Enable web notifications" in your preferences. Generally they appear within 20-60 seconds of a new video being uploaded, and I've found them to be an enormous quality of life improvement.

    🆓 Although it has been fairly stable, please feel free to report any issues you find here or emailing me directly at omarroth@protonmail.com.

    Important to note for administrators is that instances require use_pubsub_feeds and must be served over HTTPS in order to correctly send web notifications.

    Finances

    Donations

    • Patreon : $49.73
    • Liberapay : $100.57
    • Crypto : ~$11.12 (converted from BCH, BTC)
    • Total : $161.42

    Expenses

    • invidious-load1 (nyc1) : $10.00 (load balancer)
    • ⚡️ invidious-update1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (updates feeds)
    • 🌐 invidious-node1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node2 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node3 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node4 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node5 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node6 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • invidious-db1 (s-4vcpu-8gb) : $40.00 (database)
    • Total : $85.00

    👀 See you all next month!

  • v0.17.0

    May 06, 2019

    Hello everyone! This past month there have been 130 commits from 11 contributors. Large focus has been on improving the player as well as adding API access for other projects to make use of Invidious.

    🚀 There have also been significant changes in preparation of native notifications (see #195, #469, #473, and #502), and playlists. I expect to see both of these to be added in the next release.

    🌐 I'm quite happy to mention that new translations have been added for Esperanto (eo) and Ukranian (uk). Support for pluralization has also been added, so it should now be possible to make a more native experience for speakers in other languages. The system currently in place is a bit cumbersome, so for any help using this feature please get in touch!

    For Administrators

    A check_tables option has been added to automatically migrate without the use of custom scripts. This method will likely prove to be much more robust, and is currently enabled for the official instance. To prevent any unintended changes to the DB, check_tables is disabled by default and will print commands before executing. Having this makes features that require schema changes much easier to implement, and also makes it easier to upgrade from older instances.

    As part of #303, a cache_annotations option has been added to speed up access from /api/v1/annotations/:id. This vastly improves the experience for videos with annotations. Currently, only videos that contain legacy annotations will be cached, which should help keep down the size of the cache. cache_annotations is disabled by default.

    For Developers

    👀 An authorization API has been added which allows other applications to read and modify user subscriptions and preferences (see #473). Support for accessing user feeds and notifications is also planned. I believe this feature is a large step forward in supporting syncing subscriptions and preferences with other services, and I'm excited to see what other developers do with this functionality.

    👌 Support for server-to-client push notifications is currently underway. This allows Invidious users, as well as applications using the Invidious API, to receive notifications about uploads in near real-time (see #469). An /api/v1/auth/notifications endpoint is currently available. I'm very excited for this to be integrated into the site, and to see how other developers use it in their own projects.

    👀 An /api/v1/storyboards/:id endpoint has been added for accessing storyboard URLs, which allows developers to add video previews to their players (see below).

    Player

    👌 Support for annotations has been merged into master with #303, thanks @glmdgrielson! Annotations can be enabled by default or only for subscribed channels, and can also be toggled per video. I'm extremely proud of the progress made here, and I'm so thankful to everyone that has made this possible. I expect this to be the last update with regards to supporting annotations, but I do plan on continuing to improve the experience as much as possible.

    👍 The Invidious player now supports video previews and a corresponding API endpoint /api/v1/storyboards/:id has been added for developers looking to add similar functionality to their own players. Not much else to say here. Overall it's a very nice quality of life improvement and an attractive addition to the site.

    👀 It is now possible to select specific sources for videos provided using DASH (see #34). I would consider support largely feature complete, although there are still several issues to be fixed before I would consider it ready for larger rollout. You can watch videos in 1080p by setting Default quality to dash in your preferences, or by adding &quality=dash to the end of video URLs.

    Finances

    Donations

    • Patreon : $49.73
    • Liberapay : $63.03
    • Crypto : ~$0.00 (converted from BCH, BTC)
    • Total : $112.76

    Expenses

    • invidious-load1 (nyc1) : $10.00 (load balancer)
    • ⚡️ invidious-update1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (updates feeds)
    • 🌐 invidious-node1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node2 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node3 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node4 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node5 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • invidious-db1 (s-4vcpu-8gb) : $40.00 (database)
    • Total : $80.00

    That's all for now. Thanks!

  • v0.16.0

    April 06, 2019

    👀 Hello again! This past month has seen 116 commits from 13 contributors and a couple important changes I'd like to announce.

    A privacy policy is now available here. I've done my best to explain things as clearly as possible without oversimplifying, and would very much recommend reading it if you're concerned about your privacy and want to learn more about how Invidious uses your data. Please let me know if there is anything that needs clarification.

    🌐 I'm also very happy to announce that a Spanish translation has been added to the site. You can use it with ?hl=es or by setting es as your default locale. As always I'm extremely grateful to translators for making the site accessible to more people.

    For Administrators

    Invidious now supports server-to-server push notifications. This uses PubSubHubbub to automatically handle new videos sent to an instance, which is less resource intensive and generally faster. Note that it will not pull all videos from a subscribed channel, so recommended usage is in addition to channel_threads. Using PubSub requires a valid domain that updates can be sent to, and a random string that can be used to sign updates sent to the instance. You can enable it by adding use_pubsub_feeds: true to your config.yml. See Configuration for more info.

    ⚡️ Unfortunately there are a couple necessary changes to the DB to support liveNow and premiereTimestamp in subscription feeds. Migration scripts have been provided that should be used automatically if following the instructions here.

    👀 You can now configure default user preferences for your instance. This allows you to set default locale, player preferences, and more. See #415 for more details and example usage.

    For Developers

    👀 The fields API has been added with #429 and is now supported on all JSON endpoints, thanks @afrmtbl! Syntax is straight-forward and can be used to reduce data transfer and create a simpler response for debugging. You can see an example here. I've been quite happy using it and hope it is similarly useful for others.

    👀 An /api/v1/annotations/:id endpoint has been added for pulling legacy annotation data from this archive, see below for more details. You can also access annotation data available on YouTube using ?source=youtube, although this will only return card data as legacy annotations were deleted on January 15th.

    A couple minor changes to existing endpoints:

    • A premiereTimestamp field has been added to /api/v1/videos/:id
    • 👍 A sort_by param has been added to /api/v1/comments/:id, supports new, top.

    📚 More info is available in the documentation.

    Annotations

    I'm pleased to announce that annotation data is finally available from the roughly 1.4 billion videos archived as part of this project. They are accessible from the Internet Archive here or as a 355GB torrent, see here for more details. A corresponding /api/v1/annotations/:id endpoint has been added to Invidious which uses the collection from IA to provide legacy annotations.

    👌 Support for them in the player is possible thanks to this plugin developed by @afrmtbl. A PR for adding support to the site is available as #303. There's also an extension for overlaying them on top of the YouTube player (again thanks to @afrmtbl), and an extension for hooking into code still present in the YouTube player itself, developed by @tech234a.

    I would recommend reading the official announcement for more details. I would like to again thank everyone that helped contribute to this project.

    Finances

    Donations

    • Patreon : $42.42
    • Liberapay : $70.11
    • Crypto : ~$1.76 (converted from BCH, BTC, BSV)
    • Total : $114.29

    Expenses

    • invidious-load1 (nyc1) : $10.00 (load balancer)
    • ⚡️ invidious-update1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (updates feeds)
    • 🌐 invidious-node1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node2 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node3 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node4 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • 🌐 invidious-node5 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    • invidious-db1 (s-4vcpu-8gb) : $40.00 (database)
    • Total : $80.00

    ⚡️ This past month the site saw a couple abnormal peaks in traffic, so an additional webserver has been added to match the increased load. The goal on Patreon has been updated to match the above expenses.

    Thanks everyone!

  • v0.15.0

    March 06, 2019

    👀 The project has seen quite a bit of activity this past month. Large focus has been on fixing bugs, but there's still quite a few new features I'm happy to announce. There have been 133 commits from 15 contributors this past month.

    👀 As a couple miscellaneous changes, a couple nice screenshots have been added to the README, so folks can see more of what the site has to offer without creating an account.

    The footer has also been cleaned up quite a bit, and now displays the current version, so it's easier to know what features are available from the current instance.

    For Administrators

    🚀 This past month there has been a minor release - 0.14.1 - which fixes a breaking change made by YouTube for their polymer redesign.

    ⚡️ There have been several new features that unfortunately require a database migration. There are migration scripts provided in config/migrate-scripts, and the wiki has instructions for automatically applying them. I'll do my best to keep those changes to a minimum, and expect to see a corresponding script to automatically apply any new changes.

    🔧 Administrator preferences have been added with #312, which allows administrators to customize their instance. Administrators can change the order of feed menus, change the default homepage, disable open registration, and several other options. There's a short 'how-to' here, and the new options are documented here.

    0️⃣ An /api/v1/stats endpoint has been added with #356, which reports the instance version and number of active users. Statistics are disabled by default, and can be enabled in administator preferences. Statistics for the official instance are available here.

    For Developers

    /api/v1/channels/:ucid now provides an autoGenerated tag, which returns true for topic channels, and larger genre channels generated by YouTube. These channels don't have any videos of their own, so latestVideos will be empty. It is recommended instead to display a list of playlists generated by YouTube.

    👍 You can now pull a list of playlists from a channel with /api/v1/channels/playlists/:ucid. Supported options are documented in the wiki. Pagination is handled with a continuation token, which is generated on each call. Of note is that auto-generated channels currently have one page of results, and subsequent calls will be empty.

    ✅ For quickly pulling the latest 30 videos from a channel, there is now /api/v1/channels/latest/:ucid. It is much faster than a call to /api/v1/channels/:ucid. It will not convert an author name to a valid ucid automatically, and will not return any extra data about a channel.

    Preferences

    👀 In addition to administrator preferences mentioned above, you can now change your preferences without an account (see #42). I think this is quite an improvement to the usability of the site, and is much friendlier to privacy-conscious folks that don't want to make an account. Preferences will be automatically imported to a newly created account.

    🚀 Several issues with sorting subscriptions have been fixed, and /manage_subscriptions has been sped up significantly. The subscription feed has also seen a bump in performance. Delayed notifications have unfortunately started becoming a problem now that there are more users on the site. Some new changes are currently being tested which should mostly resolve the issue, so expect to see more in the next release.

    Channel Playlists

    You can now view available playlists from a channel, and auto-generated channels are no longer empty. You can sort as you would on YouTube, and all the same functionality should be available. I'm quite pleased to finally have it implemented, since it's currently the only data available from the above mentioned auto-generated channels, and makes it much easier to consume music on the site.

    👍 There's also more discussion on improving Invidious for streaming music in #304, and adding support for music.youtube.com. I would appreciate any thoughts on how to improve that experience, since it's a very large and useful part of YouTube.

    Finances

    Donations

    Patreon : $42.42
    Liberapay : $30.97
    Crypto : ~$0.00 (converted from BCH, BTC)
    Total : $73.39

    Expenses

    invidious-load1 (nyc1) : $10.00 (load balancer)
    ⚡️ invidious-update1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (updates feeds)
    🌐 invidious-node1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    🌐 invidious-node2 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    🌐 invidious-node3 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    🌐 invidious-node4 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    invidious-db1 (s-4vcpu-8gb) : $40.00 (database)
    Total : $75.00

    👀 It's been very humbling to see how fast the project has grown, and I look forward to making the site even better. Thank you everyone.

  • v0.14.1

    February 25, 2019
  • v0.14.0

    February 06, 2019

    🚀 This last month several contributors have made improvements specifically for the people using this project. New pages have been added to the wiki, and there is now a Matrix Server and IRC channel so it's easier and faster for people to ask questions or chat. There have been 101 commits since the last major release from 8 contributors.

    It has come to my attention in the past month how many people are self-hosting, and I would like to make it easier for them to do so.

    🚀 With that in mind, expect future releases to have a section for For Administrators (if any relevant changes) and For Developers (if any relevant changes).

    For Administrators

    🚑 This month the most notable change for administrators is releases. As always, there will be a major release each month. However, a new minor release will be made whenever there are any critical bugs that need to be fixed.

    🚀 This past month is the first time there has been a minor release - 0.13.1 - which fixes a breaking change made by YouTube. Administrators using versioning for their instances will be able to rely on the latest version, and should have a system in place to upgrade their instance as soon as a new release is available.

    ⚡️ Several new pages have been added to the wiki (as mentioned below) that will help administrators better setup their own instances. Configuration, maintenance, and instructions for updating are of note, as well as several common issues that are encountered when first setting up.

    For Developers

    👀 There's now a pretty=1 parameter for most endpoints so you can view data easily from the browser, which is convenient for debugging and casual use. You can see an example here.

    📈 Unfortunately the /api/v1/insights/:id endpoint is no longer functional, as YouTube removed all publicly available analytics around a month ago. The YouTube endpoint now returns a 404, so it's unlikely it will be functional again.

    Wiki

    📚 There have been a sizable number of changes to the Wiki, including a list of public Invidious instances, the list of extensions, and documentation for administrators (as mentioned above) and developers.

    🆓 The wiki is editable by anyone so feel free to add anything you think is useful.

    Matrix & IRC

    🆓 Thee is now a Matrix Server for Invidious, so please feel free to hop on if you have any questions or want to chat. There is also a registered IRC channel: #invidious on Freenode which is bridged to Matrix.

    🔋 Features

    🌐 Several new features have been added, including a download button, creator hearts and comment colors, and a French translation.

    🛠 There have been fixes for Google logins, missing text in locales, invalid links to genre channels, and better error handling in the player, among others.

    🛠 Several fixes and features are omitted for space, so I'd recommend taking a look at the compare tab for more information.

    ⚡️ Annotations Update

    Annotations were removed January 15th, 2019 around15:00 UTC. Before they were deleted we were able to archive annotations from around 1.4 billion videos. I'd very much recommend taking a look here for more information and a list of acknowledgements. I'm extremely thankful to everyone who was able to contribute and I'm glad we were able to save such a large part of internet history.

    👀 There's been large strides in supporting them in the player as well, which you can follow in #303. You can preview the functionality at https://dev.invidio.us . Before they are added to the main site expect to see an option to disable them, both site-wide and per video.

    Organizing this project has unfortunately taken up quite a bit of my time, and I've been very grateful for everyone's patience.

    Finances

    Donations

    • Patreon : $49.42
    • Liberapay : $27.89
    • Crypto : ~$0.00 (converted from BCH, BTC)
    • Total : $77.31

    Expenses

    invidious-load1 (nyc1) : $10.00 (load balancer)
    ⚡️ invidious-update1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (updates feeds)
    🌐 invidious-node1 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    🌐 invidious-node2 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    🌐 invidious-node3 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    🌐 invidious-node4 (s-1vcpu-1gb) : $5.00 (web server)
    invidious-db1 (s-4vcpu-8gb) : $40.00 (database)
    Total : $75.00

    👀 As always I'm grateful for everyone's contributions and support. I'll see you all in March.