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First post, by keenmaster486

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The title says it all -- this is a project to try to make YouTube work on retro computers.

It's geared towards 32-bit Windows on Pentium/MMX and up, PII or PIII recommended.

Basically, on your host server, it spawns a VLC process to transcode the YouTube video to a simple MPEG-1 format.

Right now it is very simple in that it only works for ONE client at a time. If you start a new video it destroys the old VLC process and starts a new one.

At some point I will change it so it will work for multiple clients at once, but it's only in the testing stages right now.

Clone the GitHub repo and try it out! https://github.com/keenmaster486/retro-video-server

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Reply 2 of 8, by Bruninho

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That's one amazing piece of art! Good work!

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Reply 3 of 8, by JonathonWyble

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README.md wrote:

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A computer running Linux (Windows and Mac not tested but might work fine)

If this tool best works on Linux, then how come in the screenshots, it shows a laptop running Windows? (I can tell by looking at the 9x-like taskbar.)

Other than that, nice tool 😀

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Reply 4 of 8, by keenmaster486

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JonathonWyble wrote:

If this tool best works on Linux, then how come in the screenshots, it shows a laptop running Windows? (I can tell by looking at the 9x-like taskbar.)

The server runs on Linux. The client should be Windows.

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Reply 6 of 8, by Bruninho

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keenmaster486 wrote on 2021-07-14, 17:44:

Should I resurrect this project?

Definitely. Talk to Action Retro or some guys over PowerPC forums (MacRumors) about it, they have been working on something similar for macOS 9, maybe both can exchange some information...

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Reply 7 of 8, by keenmaster486

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Bruninho wrote on 2021-07-16, 04:36:

Definitely. Talk to Action Retro or some guys over PowerPC forums (MacRumors) about it, they have been working on something similar for macOS 9, maybe both can exchange some information...

Really? Maybe I will then. Thanks!

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Reply 8 of 8, by Bruninho

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keenmaster486 wrote on 2021-07-16, 14:32:
Bruninho wrote on 2021-07-16, 04:36:

Definitely. Talk to Action Retro or some guys over PowerPC forums (MacRumors) about it, they have been working on something similar for macOS 9, maybe both can exchange some information...

Really? Maybe I will then. Thanks!

I *think* all these guys are there: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/6-2-2021 … 5-macs.2224743/

Dronecatcher and alex_free are probably the guys you're looking for.

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