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[–]TheWebOfSlime[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

I run a lot of what I do through reddit for a number of reasons, but mainly because nobody notices if I have 1000 scripts all doing different things.

I need a lot of information to measure real human interest and artificial interest. This way, the only things that reach the top pade of my customized feed is actually good. There is a threshold between something that is interesting and something that is getting immediately upvoted by 1,000 shills in the first 5 minutes. I like to focus on the sweet spot.

In doing this, I circumvent the hypertargeting by mainstream media and Internet shills. I create my own upstream.

For your purposes, it sounds like you would want to use IFTTT and connect it to youtube and Google sheets. You can make an applet where every time you "Like" a video, it automatically posts it to a spreadsheet. You can connect to Reddit to post it to reddit, too, or make a second applet that "every time posts row to sheet, post to reddit." In Google sheets, you can add a row that concatenates the link and title into a saidit link. Then, you can pick the best and manually Ctl C Ctl V, or you can script within your sheet to post automatically to saidit.

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

TIL 2 maths.

I'd never heard of "pade" before. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad%C3%A9_approximant

Very interesting process. Thanks for sharing. The hero of my main project is a statistician. To some it may sound boring, but he a revolutionary swept up by events bigger than he can fathom into an adventure, into space and SPOILER becomes a martyr while potentially saving the course of humanity. (The last part is up in the air because a) he died and b) I want to leave with a cliffhanger and raise more questions than answers in my cautionary tale.) I hated stats in University.

So I take it you select the best of the best to look at and/or share on SaidIt? You've gone an biased me now. I may be looking for your posts more now.

I'll have to look into that IFTTT thing.

I wouldn't want to post all my likes on YouTube. Sometimes I just do them to help the algorithms of indie folks.

I'm not interested in anything Reddit. I didn't like it before SaidIt and I don't like it now, and I despise the censorship and/or SJW cultures.

I like the autopost idea.

I also wonder if I could also make a separate auto-download thing. I would love to just have my channels auto-download to my harddrive as they appear, with the thumbnail, and with my naming scheme - much like my YouTube-DLG does, but without having to find an copy paste new videos within my fave channels.

[–]TheWebOfSlime[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Off the top of my head, the best way to do that would be to get the link automation down. For example, if there is a channel where you want every video, go to IFTTT, have it import the link, title, etc, to a spreadsheet.

In my experience, there is no reliable downloader, so you probably have to rotate once in a while. There is a constant battle between those type of sites and youtube, itself. But, once you have the link, you can reverse engineer how the download site does its own link... for example (https://www.youtubnow.com/watch/?v=y1GMS4C8S8g)

If you wanted to tackle webhooks in IFTTT, you can then use a second Applet to push the link.

  1. Make Applet When Channel Posts New Video>Create Row in Google Sheets.

  2. Make Applet When New Row Added to Sheet>Webhooks to push the button on the page with generated link.

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I know YouTube is often trying to change things up. They're not very good at it. But it's effective enough to be intermittently annoying. I would rotate and would usually come back to my fave, but the last rotation for a better solution landed me on YouTube-DLG, the best I've found by far, not an addon, but it an open source stand alone. If someone made an addon to bridge the browser and it that could take off. ( /u/wizzwizz4 ? )

I guess I have to learn what Google Sheets is all about too.

Thanks again.

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sorry; that's REALLY hard. It's a Python program, which means that you'd have to use empythoned to get it to run. Since that's a dead project, you'd have to recompile CPython to LLVM using emscripten yourself. If you can get youtube-dl (the command-line version) running in the browser using empythoned, it should be relatively easy to hook that up to a blob stream and so display it in HTML5, but that'd be inefficient and CPU-eating that's a price we'll have to pay.

Porting it would be easier, but much more time-consuming.