YT2Invidio

Point YouTube links to Invidio -- and Twitter links to Nitter

Author
IzzySoft
Daily installs
1
Total installs
234
Ratings
3 0 0
Version
1.2.4
Created
Updated
License
CC BY-NC-SA
Applies to
All sites

Author's Description

What does this script do?

For a little more privacy: rewrite YouTube links to point to your favorite Invidious instance. Details on the „why" can be found here.

If you are using the Mouseover Popup Image Viewer (MPIV), here's the rule for the preview image:

{"r":"(invidio\\.us/watch.+?v=|v/)([a-z0-9_-]+)", "s":"https://invidio.us/vi/$2/mqdefault.jpg"}

Additionally, since version 1.1.0 (2019-09-05) also rewrites Twitter links to Nitter.Net. Reasoning is the same – and Nitter is to Twitter what Invidio.us is to YouTube.

How to select your preferred instance?

If you don't like the pre-configured one, you can simply change it via the UserScript menu. A list of instances can be found in the Invidious Wiki, another one at instances.invidio.us.

Script history:

  • v1.2.4 (2020-02-20): YT: also catch playlist links
  • v1.2.3 (2020-01-27): YT: also catch m.youtube.com
  • v1.2.2 (2020-01-17): exempt Twitter links on nitter.net from being rewritten
  • v1.2.1 (2019-12-06): add menu item to open Invidious Wiki page with list of instances
  • v1.2.0 (2019-10-30): rewrite. Now you can set the Invidious instance to be used via menu command, no script edit needed.
  • v1.1.2 (2019-10-07): make it easier to switch to your favorite Invidious instance (just change a single variable); make invidious.snopyta.org the default
  • v1.1.1 (2019-09-06): do not exclude invidio.us but just ignore YT links there instead
  • v1.1.0 (2019-09-05): add Twitter2Nitter
  • v1.0.4 (2019-07-27): add update URL
  • v1.0.3 (26.07.2019): also deal with YT channels
  • v1.0.2 (20.03.2019): excluding Invidious itself from link rewriting so one can follow their YT links if needed
  • v1.0.1 (30.11.2018): also cover youtu.be
  • v1.0.0 (26.11.2018): initial version