The retro community is very active. Sometimes a project grabs your attention and you think: “HUH? How can this old machine manage to do modern things which look normal today but if you think about it are very special for old machines”.
The original idea is from Michal Bergseth, check out his post https://amitopia.com/what-is-amitube-all-about/ about AmiTube. He inspired Marcus Sackrow AKA ALB42 to create AmiTube! Check the page on https://blog.alb42.de/amitube/.
I want to thank Michal for helping me install it on my Amiga 4000. In short. check out the posts of him and ALB42. I had to select the AGABlaster in the settings menu. I copied the 020 version of the AGABlaster.
Did you notice the file sizes? CDXL AGA is 62 MB for one video clip. Bare in mind that the most common hard drives back in the days were about 20 – 60 MB in size costing a lot of money. Now we have smartphones having GBs on storage. Thanks to AmigaOS 3.2 we are able to easy support flash drives with GBs capacity.
Downloading speeds of 170 – 190 KB/s weren’t expected by me. I use the Commodore A2065 network card which is approximately capable of doing 5 Mbit/s with an AUI-UTP transceiver. Getting 190 KB/s (1.5 Mbit/s) is a bit slow but it’s working and steady.
Check out this 0.7 preview showing the new CDXL AGA Large format!
AmiTube 0.7 Beta 1 is released via the discord server.
The biggest change in 0.7 is the option to select CDXL AGA Large which uses height of 320 pixels which looks amazing:
You can also install your own AmiTubeServer via a docker image, check out here: https://blog.alb42.de/2022/01/23/amitube-docker-server/
Amazing what ALB42 has achieved. He is very nice on the discord server and open for new/good features.
I was using AmiTube 0.8 (Official Release) and it can now be installed to 1.0 ! Check out ALB42’s website for the 1.0 version.
FYI: I have to say I experience a problem with AGABlaster 040 version. When I exited playing a video my mouse pointer disappeared. When I used the 030 version this didn’t happen.
Enjoy YouTube videos on your AMIGAAAAAAAAAAA!