Possibility to Drop libquvi support
Submitted by dar..@..ail.fm
Created attachment 319076 example output from youbtube-dl
libquvi seems pretty dead upstream, hasnt seen any activity at all in over 2 years. Also totem-pl-parser is probably the only remaining active downstream.
Debian/Ubuntu are having to transition to the quvi libraries to quvi 0.9, to get recent grilo-plugins workings, but this is pretty much an abanded development version so far as I can tell.
It would be nice to replace quvi with some alternative, that is actively maintained. It would also get the quvi libraries off our default installs but that is probably a small point.
youtube-dl seems to fit this, its only a CLI python script, but mpv uses it, so should be available already in all distros. given totem-pl-parser is already using a wrapper script, shouldn't make a huge difference. Perhaps this would be an option?
From a quick look, its easy to get a json dump of all metadata for the URI
youtube-dl --print-json --skip-download
That seems like it would have most of the info totem-pl-parser requires. (it also support many other sites not just youtube)
Attachment 319076, "example output from youbtube-dl":