I want to get some of your opinions if this is a good way to keep using YouTube. I use QuiteRSS to be notified when my favorite content creators upload. mpv to watch the videos. youtube-dl to show me the available video and audio formats.
Say someone uploads a new video, I copy the link from QuiteRSS, open up a terminal and execute this little script that I wrote.
#!/bin/bash read -p "Enter a link: " link youtube-dl -F $link read -p "Select video format: " vid read -p "Select audio format: " aud mpv $link --ytdl-format=$vid+$aud
--user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.103 Safari/537.36". That user agent is taken from a website where you can see the most common user agents. Search for “Most Commons User Agents” on DuckDuckGo, site is called techblog.willshouse. I’m also doing all of this from a Linux computer with dnscrypt-proxy and a VPN that supports WireGuard. So what do you guys think? There are no ads. I select the best audio and video quality with the help of youtube-dl. mpv is amazing. Tell me your opinions. How anonymous is this?