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Discussion on: My search for minimal web browsers.

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Burak Sümer Author

I really like RSS and use it in my daily life for blogs and etc. But I don't really like the idea of waiting the inital download for youtube since where I live internet is pretty slow.
I'll try out the way you consume internet tho, maybe I'll set something up as to consume video trough a video player on my computer or something. That way, I really lower my dependency on browser for anything.
Let's see how that goes, thank you.

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by the way, when you use youtube-dl on its own, you have to download the entire video, but whey you use it through mpv it plays while downloading, just like with the browser, it plays "real time", with the added bonus that you don't get the adds (extra bandwidth and delay), you don't waste also with the whole youtube site loeading, just the video, you can also ask the specific format you want or a range of quality. Is also less CPU/GPU intensive, mpv is much more efficient than the browser media player and because you only load the video (without the rest of the YT site) the video actually start playing faster this way ;)

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Burak Sümer Author

Yep, I really gotta get that set up ASAP. That's probably what I'm missing from my browser setup.