Why should I use Tartube?
- You can fetch a list of videos from your favourite channels and playlists on YouTube, Odysee, and hundreds of other websites (see here for a full list)
- If buffering is an issue, you can download a temporary copy of a video before automatically opening it in your favourite media player
- Tartube will organise your videos into convenient folders (if that’s what you want)
- Tartube can alert you when livestreams and debut videos are starting (YouTube only)
- If creators upload their videos to more than one website (YouTube and Odysee, for example), Tartube can interact with both sites without creating duplicates
- Certain websites operate an “only one opinion allowed” policy. If you think that the censors will remove a video, against the wishes of its creators and before you’ve had a chance to watch it, Tartube can make an archive copy
- Certain websites frequently place restrictions on a video, not because it is unsuitable for some audiences, but for purely political reasons. Tartube can, in some circumstances, see videos that are region-blocked and/or age-restricted
- Certain websites manipulate search results, repeatedly unsubscribe people from their favourite channels and/or deliberately conceal videos that they don’t like. Tartube won’t do any of those things
- If you want to listen to your favourite discussion videos, for example while driving a car, Tartube can make an archive copy of just the audio, rather than the full video
- Tartube is free and open-source software
2.1 What’s new in version 2.3.0
- When you first start Tartube, you will see a new, friendly setup window, allowing you to choose basic settings, and (for most users) to download some dependencies.
- Videos can now be displayed in a grid. This is the default mode for new installations. Existing users can click the Switch button near the top of the main window until they see the layout they prefer
- Livestream detection has been improved. You can now see the approximate start time of a livestream. Pre-recorded videos, which are released at a pre-determined time as if they were livestreams, are now shown in a different colour
- You can now create as many scheduled downloads as you like (earlier versions resticted you to just three;
- Tartube includes a new GUI for processing videos and thumbnails with FFmpeg, replacing the simple dialogue window in the previous release.
- You can now create as many sets of download options as you like, and as many sets of FFmpeg options as you like. They can now imported and exported between databases.
- The new Hide button at the top of the main window is a convenient way to hide system folders you don’t need
- Tartube now supports Youtube Stream Capture, which can be used to download a livestream while it is broadcasting. This feature is experimental. It only works on YouTube. It doesn’t work on MS Windows. It can’t download continuous 24/7 livestreams. It might not be able to download some other livestreams. The feature is disabled by default.