Originally Posted by zhanly
Does your script support using proxy to connect to youtube?
Neither of the versions of my app (free or paid-for version) currently includes proxy functionality, but I have programmed this before using the Tor project
. Tor, in general, leverages a large proxy network that enables you to anonymize your IP address and location while surfing the internet. You can install it on Linux and take advantage of the command line interface
provided to programmatically (and anonymously) connect to YouTube via the Tor proxy network. (You need to create a socket connection to the Tor proxy first -- to establish a new identity -- before connecting to YouTube via cURL to download a video, if I recall correctly.)
The problem with proxies (any proxy network) is that they are notoriously slow. So the download times of your videos will suffer, and that inconvenience will be passed on to the consumer of your website/application.
If the demand for proxy connections to YouTube becomes great, I might add this feature to my app here. Can I ask exactly why you need to use a proxy to connect to YouTube?