Package Details: freetube-bin 0.15.0-1

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Package Base: freetube-bin
Description: An open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind.
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Licenses: AGPL3
Conflicts: freetube
Provides: freetube
Submitter: plague-doctor
Maintainer: plague-doctor
Last Packager: plague-doctor
Votes: 75
Popularity: 8.32
First Submitted: 2019-04-02 03:28
Last Updated: 2021-10-20 20:44

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Archislove commented on 2021-03-09 09:51

I just updated and, as @schnilz said, it installs in my root folder, and it doesn't start from desktop or terminal.

schnilz commented on 2021-03-09 08:51

The package installs to my root folder ... thats not intentional is it ?

malcolm commented on 2021-02-15 02:52

hey @GalacticRaph, thank you for the tip. Working now

GalacticRaph commented on 2021-02-10 18:02

I managed to implement my own version of youtube-redirect by making a custom url scheme.

Add this desktop entry to ~/.local/share/applications/freetube.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=freetube-bin %u

Then assign the freetube:// scheme

xdg-mime default freetube.desktop x-scheme-handler/freetube

Now in the browser of your choice download tampermonkey and paste the following script

rebal28 commented on 2020-11-09 18:13

Are there any solution to the firefox/chromium redirect extension?

just adding MimeType=x-scheme-handler/freetube; did not help.

it still gives me an error Unable to create io-slave. klauncher said: Unknown protocol 'freetube'.

deathmist commented on 2020-10-03 20:27

The following PKGBUILD change should allow you to get v0.8.0 right now until the package is updated:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 654e1ac..6024701 100755
@@ -1,21 +1,22 @@
 # Maintainer: Plague-doctor <plague at privacyrequired dot com >

 pkgdesc="An open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind."
 options=("!strip" "staticlibs")
-    "$pkgname-$pkgver-$pkgrel.deb"::"$url/releases/download/v$pkgver-beta/$file"
+    "$pkgname-$pkgver-$"::"$url/releases/download/v$pkgver-beta/$"

 prepare() {
+    ar -x $file
     bsdtar -x -f data.tar.xz opt/FreeTube

@@ -31,4 +32,4 @@ package() {

-         '808b0e406930426aaf9f43d9969e97f5')
+         '54c37660f17dbab0eedbc281ee9ad80b')

iloverepublic commented on 2020-06-23 19:00

The Freetube-Redirect extension won't work with the portable versions, which the AUR version is based on. It only sets the freetube-bin input in the application search bar and doesn't load the video at all. The non-portable version works well after disabling "Grab videos locally".

Could you fix this issue, or could you just build the app from other source (like the .deb version) other than the portable version?

ShellCode commented on 2020-02-01 14:11

Thanks for the packaging :) Would be great to add MimeType=x-scheme-handler/freetube; to the desktop file as it's required in order to use the Firefox extension which uses the freetube:// url scheme.

See :

Metal_Neo commented on 2019-11-06 19:51

freetube came up with this error after installing with yay on latest arch:

freetube-bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Program works after installing libxss from the extra repo. I suggest we include it as a dependency by default.

0000000011111111 commented on 2019-06-15 07:50

Thank you belara and plague-doctor. You both fixed it. Very nice.