Murnong

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:
  • When enabled, videos are downloaded by web browser.
  • When disabled, videos are downloaded by Wget.
  • It will be disabled automatically when Murnong receives a URL from any source.
  • It will be enabled automatically when Murnong receives a webpage saved from another application (except the Filer).


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.


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Requirements

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Caveats

Licence


Requirements

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:

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Download

For RISC OS 3.50+ systems DOWNLOAD
(111 Kbytes ZIP)
Contains the complete !Murnong application.

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Caveats

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 was developed and released independently of YouTube.™ It is not intended to infringe the rights of YouTube nor its Users. Nor is Murnong intended to hinder YouTube in conducting its business. This application is merely intended to narrow the gap between RISC OS and other operating systems with regard to the capability of viewing content provided by YouTube. However, it is possible that by using Murnong you may breach clauses 4C and 5B of the YouTube Terms of Use (as last checked on 16 August 2008).

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Licence

!Murnong is Copyright (©) 2008-2012 Christopher Martin <belles AT internode on net>. All rights reserved.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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