Omar Roth
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Week 6: Filters and Thumbnails

Published September 18, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

Migrated from Patreon. Original post here.

Hello again! This week I'm happy to mention a couple new features to search as well as some miscellaneous usability improvements.

You can now constrain your search query to a specific channel with the channel:CHANNEL filter (see #165 for more details). Unfortunately, other search filters combined with channel search are not yet supported. I hope to add support for them in the coming weeks.

You can also now search only your subscriptions by adding subscriptions:true to your query (see #30 for more details). It's not quite ready for widespread use but I would appreciate feedback as the site updates to fully support it. Other search filters are not yet supported with subscriptions:true, but I hope to add more functionality to this as well.

With #153 and #168 all images on the site are now proxied through Invidious. In addition to offering the user more protection from Google's eyes, it also allows the site to automatically pick out the highest resolution thumbnail for videos. I think this is quite a large aesthetic improvement and I hope others will find the same.

As a smaller improvement to the site, you can also now view RSS feeds for playlists with #113.

These updates are also now listed under Github's releases. I'm also planning on adding them as a CHANGELOG.md in the repository itself so people can receive a copy with the project's source.

That's all for this week. Thank you everyone for your support!