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Version 0.13.0: Translations, Annotations, and Tor
Published January 6, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

Migrated from Patreon. Original post here.

I hope everyone had a happy New Year! There's been a couple new additions since last release, with 44 commits from 9 contributors. It's been quite a year for the project, and I hope to continue improving the project into 2019! Starting off the new year:


I'm happy to announce support for translations has been added with a160c64. Currently, there is support for:

Which you can change in your preferences under Language. You can also add &hl=LANGUAGE to the end of any request to translate it to your preferred language, for example I'd like to say thank you again to everyone who has helped translate the site! I've mentioned this before, but I'm delighted that so many people find the project useful.


Recently, YouTube announced that all annotations will be deleted on January 15th, 2019. I believe that annotations have a very important place in YouTube's history, and announced a project to archive them.

I expect annotations to be supported in the Invidious player once archiving is complete (see #110 for details), and would also like to host them for other developers to use in their projects.

The code is available here, and contains instructions for running a worker if you would like to contribute. There's much more information available in the announcement as well for anyone who is interested.


I unfortunately missed the chance to mention this in the previous release, but I'm now happy to announce that you can now view Invidious through Tor at the following links:


Invidious is well suited to use through Tor, as it does not require any JS and is fairly lightweight. I'd recommend looking here and here for more details on how to use the onion links, and would like to say thank you to /u/whonix-os for suggesting it and providing support setting setting them up.

You can now easily view videos trending on YouTube with a16f967. It also provides support for viewing YouTube's various categories categories, such as News, Gaming, and Music. You can also change the region parameter to view trending in different countries, which should be made easier to use in the coming weeks.

A link to /feed/popular has also been added, which provides a list of videos sorted using the algorithm described here. I think it better reflects what users watch on the site, but I'd like to hear peoples' thoughts on this and on how it could be improved.




What will happen with what's left over?

I believe this is the first month that all expenses have been fully paid for by donations. Thank you! I expect to allocate the current amount for hardware to improve performance and for hosting annotation data, as mentioned above.

Anything that is left over is kept to continue hosting the project for as long as possible. Thank you again everyone!

I think that's everything for 2018. There's lots still planned, and I'm very excited for the future of this project!