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YouTube downloader fixes

December 01, 2021 — BarryK

The guys are helping me test EasyOS 3.1.11:

Forum member hundido reported that the YouTube GUI app (in Internet menu) downloaded to /root.

I would like all apps to default to download to /files/download, so I fixed the YouTube downloader package.

The YouTube downloader GUI is a frontend for /usr/bin/youtube-dl, which is a python script. A problem is that YouTube move the goal posts, in an attempt to stop these downloaders from working. The youtube-dl developers respond by changing their script so that it works again.

The GUI has an "Update" button, however, I have modified the build in woofQ so that the latest youtube-dl script will be downloaded and used every time that I release a new version of EasyOS.  

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