Version 3.00 (19 Dec 2019)
|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.™ There is now also a beta version of !FFplay (available on request) which can stream directly from Murnong. Contact the author if you would like to try this.|
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. (Note: the !FFplay app available at this URL is obsolete and cannot accept streams from Murnong. Contact the author if you want to try a beta version of !FFplay that can play streams.)
"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 valuable 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 fetching it. Increasingly, videos cannot be downloaded without it.
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. Contact the author if you would like to try an alpha-quality FFplay which can play streams directly from Murnong.
|For RISC OS 3.50+ systems||DOWNLOAD
(124 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 does not attempt to circumvent YouTube advertisements, access controls, region controls or DRM. If a video is deemed forbidden to you, Murnong cannot fetch it. Videos that would otherwise be delivered with advertising material may also be inaccessible.
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 freely provided by YouTube. However, it may be possible that in using Murnong you breach clauses 4.3 and 5.2 of the YouTube Terms of Service (as last checked on 31 May 2015). If you breach YouTube's Terms of Service, the responsibility is entirely yours.
!Murnong is Copyright (©) 2008-2019 Christopher Martin. All rights reserved. You may contact the author as <iam chris martin AT internode on net>. (Insert dots and the "at" symbol as seems appropriate, if indeed you are a human being.)
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.