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Archive for June, 2007

TubeSock is iPhone-compatible

It’s true — videos converted with TubeSock are working fine on the iPhone. The blind guess about format and bitrate we made back in January seems to have panned out! If you encounter any problems, let us know.

Support for International YouTube URLs

If you’re outside the US and using the international YouTube URLs, this new 2.0.2 alpha version of TubeSock for Mac fixes the URL issue.

International YouTube sites and TubeSock Mac

It looks like TubeSock for Mac’s URL scanners don’t recognize the new international flavors of YouTube. We’re on it. (TubeSock for Windows seems to like them just fine. So in the past two days, the Mac and Windows versions each dodge a bullet the other caught. Perhaps there’s finally one benefit to a non-shared codebase?)

Warning about Safari 3 beta

We’ve received reports that the Safari 3 beta interferes with TubeSock previews (Mac only). This happens because TubeSock uses WebKit to display the preview Flash movie, and Safari 3 includes a new build of WebKit that apparently blows. We’ve tried a number of WebKit nightly builds without trouble, so we don’t know what went wrong [...]

DailyMotion disruption

Today we discovered that DailyMotion has changed their atom syndication file format. I’ve sent an email to DailyMotion’s CTO asking for more info. Previously, DailyMotion published direct download links to pre-converted files in their atom file. For TubeSock, it was painless to find and download pre-converted videos. (And by the way, DailyMotion gave us this [...]

TubeSock for Windows 1.0.6 Released

Yesterday we released a new build of TubeSock for Windows, 1.0.6, that fixes a crash caused by changes YouTube made two days ago. Please download the new installer here. In case you’re wondering, the Mac and Windows versions actually use different methods for downloading files; and the Mac version was unaffected (so far) by the [...]