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jakobev
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maaaan, isn't there any option to create a tool or app like a mirror for YouTube app to let videos play with display off?
I mean the videos would run also, so those motherfuckers get their money too or not..

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  • 2
    Do you mean only sending sound to phone and not loading videos?
    According to my short knowledge, i dont think there is an api for that or that can be against the t&c of youtube
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    @CozyPlanes yeah i think the t&c are the problem..
    hm.. thats not exactly what I was thinking but good also..
    It must be possible to build smth like that.. or youtube automatically detects that and fucks you.
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    You can actually load audio only, if you manage to get the dash audio url. Did it some time ago. There's a xposed module on Android, which let's videos continue with switched off screen
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    @jakobev what you need should be in here (https://github.com/Kimmax/SYMM) I don't know how broken/outdated it is at the moment,but should give you an idea. The extractor part might be the one you're interested in. Using this you can fetch the dash audio url, which is a 128-320kbit/s AAC stream, which should be playable by all major media players
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    There used to be a chrome extension which Google now banned. The code is available in github. Maybe it should be possible to turn that to an app. Just don't publish it to play store.
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    ah okay, ill look for both. Thanks guys.
    @HoloDreamer no publishing would destroy the idea ofc
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    Ymusic? It only loads audio
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    @deepu is this app safe/serious?
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    Use mytube in windows8/8.1/10/mobile
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    You can use Firefox
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    You can use the YouTube app to play in the background if you had a YouTube red subscription.

    https://support.google.com/youtube/...
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    @FullRandom unfortunately that bug/feature was "fixed" on Firefox. Back to Spotify ...
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    On android, use the Firefox browser, it allows you to play videos from YouTube even when the screen is off (:
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    Terms and conditions man, terms and conditions...
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    Why i hate listening to podcasts on YouTube for Android
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    @CozyPlanes i think it was called streamus.
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    There is a module for the Xposed framework that does this.

    Or use an app like Linux Deploy and apt-get youtube-dl.

    Those are the two methods I've used. There also used to be third party apps but they usually suck or don't look very trustworthy, even if I didn't catch it doing anything wrong (no address book access, no ads... Idk just a bad feeling).
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    You can already do this with a paid subscription of either google play music or youtube red.
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    @jakobev it does work, you can get it from XDA
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    @funkyjamma why would a developer pay to those stupid stuffs when we can make these? (it is hard though... Abuse of youtube t&c)
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    On iOS you can use Opera Mini.

    Idea: set up an intermediate service running youtube-dl. Stream that to whatever streaming client (VLC?) or browser you like.
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