Version 2.34 (26 Sep 13)
Please read Murnong's Help manual before use. Murnong's mode of operation has changed significantly since its first release.
Recent versions can cooperate with both Wget and web browsers to download webpages and videos from YouTube.™
For the "view info" feature to work, Murnong must use Wget to download the webpages that host the videos.
But the "Dispatch URL" feature allows much faster video downloads by web browser (at the expense of the "view info" feature).
The "Dispatch URL" feature operates as follows:|
Given a webpage saved from the YouTube™ website, Murnong calculates a URL to the embedded video and launches Wget to fetch it. The downloaded video can be played with FFplay or converted with FFmpeg.
"Murnong" is an Aboriginal name for an Australian native plant also known as "Yam Daisy". Once common across a widespread region of southern Australia, its tuber was a very important food source for Aborigines. But the wholesale introduction of exotic grazing animals led to its near extinction. It is still endangered.
Any machine running RISC OS 3.50 or later, with at least 2 MB of free RAM, can run Murnong to fetch videos from the YouTube™ website via Wget or a web browser. A detailed list of requirements follows with links to software current at time of writing:
http://www.riscosopen.org/content/downloads/other-zipfilesin the "System resources" archive (for pre-RISC OS 5 machines) or a "HardDisc4" archive (for RISC OS 5 machines).
<Alias$wget>. A !Wget application can be obtained through
http://www.riscos.info/packages/NetworkDetails.html. Wget must be used if you want to obtain information about a video prior to downloading.
http://www.users.on.net/~belles/software/ffmpeg/. Previously, Murnong could automatically convert YouTube videos to MPEG. But recent enhancements to the YouTube system mean that conversion is no longer a simple matter. So Murnong is now dedicated to fetching videos. To convert or play them, use FFmpeg or FFplay.
|For RISC OS 3.50+ systems||DOWNLOAD
(111 Kbytes ZIP)
|Contains the complete !Murnong application.|
Murnong depends upon the internal workings and implicit norms of YouTube™ webpages. It is quite likely that any changes to the YouTube website organisation will cause Murnong to stop working. Therefore, you should consider Murnong to be a perpetual work-in-progress.
!Murnong is Copyright (©) 2008-2012 Christopher Martin <belles AT internode on net>. All rights reserved.
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