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TheMystic

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No. Because then it becomes a piracy tool. Google will never allow that and it paints a target on TeamVance's back.
Aren't removing ads and enabling premium features part of piracy?

i understand from the FAQs that the developers don't intend doing that. It is their product, so I leave that to them. Still very thankful for a wonderful product though.
 

bartleby999

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    Aren't removing ads and enabling premium features part of piracy?

    Not as far as I'm aware. There's no law that says you must watch ads. There's also no laws that state you must pay for background play. There are however specific laws forbidding the download of copyrighted material that you don't own the rights to in many countries.

    So, afaik TeamVanced currently aren't breaking any laws. Googles TOS? Maybe. But Vanced can't be prosecuted by Google for breaching TOS.
     
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    TheMystic

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    Not as far as I'm aware. There's no law that says you must watch ads. There's also no laws that state you must pay for background play. There are however specific laws forbidding the download of copyrighted material that you don't own the rights to in many countries.

    So, afaik TeamVanced currently aren't breaking any laws. Googles TOS? Maybe. But Vanced can't be prosecuted by Google for breaching TOS.
    Unlike NewPipe, SnapTube, etc. which are 'original' apps built by someone that allow accessing YouTube videos, Vanced YouTube isn't a new app as such.

    It is the official YouTube app whose code has been modified to disable ads and enable premium features. How is this permitted in law? Isn't this piracy? We are not talking about ads, downloading, or other features specifically. It is another thing that we give this a dignified name - modding :)

    NewPipe, SnapTube, etc violate Google TOS, so they are not available on Google Play Store. But Vanced is not about violating TOS.
     

    Nabukodonosor

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    Hey guys. I have installed the rooted version of Vanced YouTube, and it works fine. Before this, I had the non-rooted microG version, and the updates were done via the Vanced Manager. And the name of the app was YouTube Vanced. Now it's called YouTube, and it looks like the official app. I know it's not because I have the Vanced settings in it. But I have some issues with it.

    First, I get the update notification through the Google Play store. Should I update it?

    And second, I was watching a video last night over the cast option on my tv, and I saw some ads. What's up with that?
     

    DiamondJohn

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    Not as far as I'm aware. There's no law that says you must watch ads. There's also no laws that state you must pay for background play. There are however specific laws forbidding the download of copyrighted material that you don't own the rights to in many countries.

    So, afaik TeamVanced currently aren't breaking any laws. Googles TOS? Maybe. But Vanced can't be prosecuted by Google for breaching TOS.
    Laws are different in different jurisdictions, and I certainly do not know akll jurisdictions; not even my own! By using the service, you are normally agreeing to their fine print; ie the TOS. As such, yo9u are possibly in breach of a contractual agreement, which may be enforceable in a court case, in some countries.

    The practicality is, that they will simply try to build a better mouse trap, to stop things like vanced. I have already seen the change by the video posters themselves, whereby the ads they are paid for, are now included in the video itself. That was not very common when YouTube first started advertising.

    Its a thin and blury line.
     

    Lughnasadh

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    Hey guys. I have installed the rooted version of Vanced YouTube, and it works fine. Before this, I had the non-rooted microG version, and the updates were done via the Vanced Manager. And the name of the app was YouTube Vanced. Now it's called YouTube, and it looks like the official app. I know it's not because I have the Vanced settings in it. But I have some issues with it.

    First, I get the update notification through the Google Play store. Should I update it?

    And second, I was watching a video last night over the cast option on my tv, and I saw some ads. What's up with that?
    No you shouldn't update it through Play Store. If you do it will replace Vanced with the official one.

    Can't help with the cast issue because I don't cast.
     

    porotikos

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    hi guys. i searched the thread but couldnt find it. so i will ask
    does anyone have, and can share, the magisc files for youtube MUSIC vanced?
    gor youtube app, i found the files. but i cant for youtube music.
    thank you in advance
     

    n_boy86

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    Is this normal note20 ultra 😥
     

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    walbuls

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    Video Resolution Override is not working in the new v2 player on my tablet. It worked fine in the v1 player (tested this on the last v15.x.x.x version of Vanced) where I forced v1 player and the 2160 and 1440 options showed up and were selectable on a 4k YT video. When i changed back to v2 player on the same v15.x.x.x version, the options disappeared. I have enabled the video resolution override in Vanced Video settings, set my defaults to 2160p, enabled the secret menu and even set my device to a multitude of other devices and nothing is working in the new v16 versions of Vanced with the forced v2 player. This needs to be reviewed as it is clearly bugged and not showing all the resolutions when override is set.

    Edit: Upon further testing, I believe its the Vp9 vs Av1 causing the issued with the v2 player. It seems to be detecting that Vp9 is incompatible with my device and is not showing any Av1 streams instead. Its just stopping at 1080p instead of showing the higher resolution Av1 stream options. Don't think it would be device specific but its a Galaxy Tab A7 SM-T500. From what I have found, Samsung has broken the Vp9 in Android 10+ and is now forcing Av1 as its preferred format. Thus we will be stuck with low resolutions until Av1 is added as a stream option. See the SS's below from my tablet to see the issue. Even when 1440/2160/4320 Av1 is present, Vanced is not showing them. This is on the latest version v16.16.38.
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      Hi team Vanced,

      Why don't you use high version numbers so the PlayStore can never replace the YT app?
      Example by adding a "9" before :
      916.16.38 > 16.16.38
      915.43.32 > 15.43.32
      Etc.

      Don't know if it's possible, but sounds like a very good idea, if you ask me.
      YouTube is a bit of a black box. As a dev, I know I have seen code which internally checks version number to handle explicit features. It may work, I am not saying definitively that it wont, but it may also break something. I am going out on a limb, that they are trying to do as little fiddling as possible, while enabling the extra features, and thus minimise the risk of the unknown. We already can stop upgrades from the playstore numerous ways. Including the fact they have gone out of their way to create a non-root version. totally disconnected from GYT updates.

      Also, being someone who has written a working detach system, I know that there is much much MUCH more in the background identifying YouTube, than the app name and version number.
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      hello dev team of vanced.
      thank you so. much for your work, using your app since years. do you have a patreon or another way to donate, without downloading brave or ad guard?
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      I hesitate to even mention this based on what has come before, but I am in the US and recently got the 'Shorts' tab. I have no interest in TikTok and no interest...

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      FYI: I am in Australia, and have stayed with v16.02.35. I don't have a "Shorts" icon, instead I have an "Explore" one. I have never clicked on it and have no real intention or drive to use it or understand what it does. Obviously they would not have left it blank before. Was it explore? or something else previously?
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      FYI: I am in Australia, and have stayed with v16.02.35. I don't have a "Shorts" icon, instead I have an "Explore" one. I have never clicked on it and have no real intention or drive to use it or understand what it does. Obviously they would not have left it blank before. Was it explore? or something else previously?
      It was Explore, which was useless and now it is Shorts, which is useless, so we aren't missing anything. 👍
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      Hi, how can I remove the "close botton" on the right top corner?
      The problem is that if I don't tap on the close botton the dark interface overlay stay there forever, instead of auto delete after few seconds.
      Thank you!
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      Go to settings and u will see "ACFESIBILITY" which js 4th option in reverse. Click on it and u willcsee 2 options 1st option is to simply turn off the "Accessibility Controls" this will remove x i.e. "close" button from videos.
      2nd option u will see the timer. U can set after how many seconds will it close automatically.
      I prefer to keep "accesibility controls" off as it is easy to use.
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      ‼️Before asking or posting anything, please read the first and second posts.‼️

      YouTube Vanced

      SrSEsV2.png

      Vanced is a well-known modded version of the YouTube app with many features such as ad-blocking and background playback. Vanced also offers some extra features to enhance the user experience. The entire list is available below:

      Features:


      • YouTube Vanced IS NOT YouTube Premium
      • Blocks all YouTube ADs (some options are togglable)
      • Background playback feature
      • Force VP9(or HDR) or vice versa
      • Override Max Resolution
      • Pinch to Zoom on all devices
      • Casting togglable (can be forced off)
      • Togglable Theme (White/Dark/Black)
      • PiP (Android 8.0+)
      • Video window new or old style
      • Repeat video feature
      • Preferred Resolution & Speed feature
      • Swipe controls for Volume and Brightness
      • Sponsorblock integration
      • Tap to seek feature
      • Copy video link + with timestamps feature
      • New Logo by @Logan



      Always check the official Vanced website or XDA thread when downloading. Other sites are fake, contain advertisements (possibly even malware), and have older versions.

      Downloads:

      If your network is down or the website isn't loading, you can download vanced manager from the GitHub page.

      Alternative Mirrors for Older versions below v14.x releases:

      Since YouTube v14.41.52, Google has moved to split APKs format. The Android package installer doesn't support Split apks yet, so we are now using Vanced manager for installing all vanced apps. The steps to use the vanced manager are below:

      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:


      Especially for MIUI, there's a separate guide that can be accessed using this link.

      For Non-Root:
      1. Download and install the latest Vanced Manager using our official Vanced website.
      2. Open Vanced Manager and tap the blue arrow in the lower right corner.
      3. Begin installing Vanced microG. (This app is mandatory to install if you want to login with your Google account)
      4. Then install YouTube Vanced (or YouTube Music Vanced), log in to your account and enjoy!
      For Root:
      1. Download and install the latest Vanced Manager using our official Vanced website.​
      2. Open Vanced manager and tap on the "Magisk" icon to grant root permissions.​
      3. Once you are in, begin installing YouTube Vanced (or YouTube Music Vanced).​

      Important information:


      • Disabling "APK signature verification," which was previously required, is no longer needed.
      • The magisk version has been discontinued and removed from the magisk repository since Google has switched to Split APKs format. We replaced our root installation with vanced manager, which directly mounts vanced on top of Youtube in the /data/app directory, making it easier and faster than before.
      • Vanced will not block ads while casting since when you use the casting feature, it doesn't send the video from your phone to the Chromecast/TV. Instead, your phone acts like a remote controller for the youtube app in your Chromecast/TV. That is why the advertisement is displayed.


      Known bugs:


      • Purchasing items in the non-root version of the app causes the app to crash. It's most likely due to MicroG. However, for greater security, it is preferable to use the original YouTube app.
      • If your videos are lagging or the application starts to crash while watching live videos, please enable VP9 codec from codec override present under vanced settings. Google forced the ExoPlayer v2, which is highly experimental and unstable on unsupported devices.
      • As of v16.16.38, casting won't work due to an upstream microG bug.
      • On portrait/vertical videos, preferred quality options do not work.



      Installation guide for old versions:



      Non-Root:



      1. Download and install the Vanced microG using the latest Vanced manager
      2. Download the necessary Vanced APK file using the old versions link above.
      3. Install the APK like you would for any other app.


      Root:


      1. Download the official TWRP installer found in the downloads above
      2. Download the suitable APK of the theme you want for your device (check your architecture using an app such as CPU-Z)
      3. Place the downloaded APK into a separate new folder with the TWRP installer zip you downloaded or inside the installer zip
      4. Uninstall all YouTube updates and disable auto-update in the play store (If you can completely uninstall the youtube application)
      5. Flash the installer in TWRP
      6. Profit!


      Magisk:



      There are a total of 2 ways to install the magisk version.
      • The first and most effective way is to install it via the Magisk app. Since we have discontinued the Magisk version and removed it from the magisk repository, you can get the last available magisk version using this link.
      • The second way is to place "Install via magisk.plz" alongside the official installer zip or enable magisk install in the settings.sh and flash via the magisk app.
      Note: Make sure you have uninstalled the stock YouTube app or at least uninstalled its updates below v14.21.54. A newer version will override the vanced installation, preventing you from seeing vanced in your app drawer.



      Explanation of the (Ad)Vanced options of the official installer:


      Vanced makes use of both settings.sh and plz files as parameters while installing.

      Using the settings.sh:


      • SEARCHFOLDER - Path where to search for iYTBP Apk's (must be a subfolder on sdcard!)
      • MAGINSTALL - Use magisk installation instead of root installation. (Possible Values: YES/NO)
      • DETACH - Detach Youtube from the play store to disable update notifications. (Possible Values: YES/NO)
      • ATTACH - Attach Youtube to play store if it was previously detached. (Possible Values: YES/NO)
      • UNINSTALL - Completely uninstall iYTBP: root version, magisk module, and detach module (Possible Values: YES/NO)



      Using the plz files: (Use only the ones you want)



      (Place the downloaded file in the same folder as the official installer zip)
      • iYTBP_install_via_magisk.plz - Use magisk installation instead of root installation
      • iYTBP_detach_from_playstore.plz - Detach Youtube from play store to disable update notifications.
      • iYTBP_attach_to_playstore.plz - Attach Youtube to play store if it was previously detached.
      • iYTBP_uninstall.plz - Completely uninstall iYTBP: root version, magisk module, and detach module.




      Thread Managed by @ZaneZam, @Razerman, @KevinX8 and @laura almeida

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      BUG Reports:


      Steps to do before reporting a bug
      1. Do a search and see if it has already been reported
      2. Check that the bug is actually a Vanced bug and doesn't happen in the original YouTube.
      Steps to do when reporting a bug
      1. Make sure you are being enough descriptive of the problem.
      2. Take a logcat (Google search if you don't know how). Especially if the issue is a crash.
      3. Taking pictures of the problem doesn't hurt.
      4. If the report is vague (missing information), it will most likely just be ignored. If you are not going to show any effort in resolving the problem, why should I?

      F.A.Q:


      Q.Where did the normal(white) apk go??
      A. White is included in both versions by default as a primary theme. Simply choose the alternate theme you prefer for the night time then use it accordingly with your system theme.

      Q. How to install updates?
      A. When using vanced manager, simply tap on the "update" button to begin updating your vanced. If you are installing an older version, just download the latest apk and install it as you previously did before.

      Q. Do I need to re-install detach script for every new YouTube Vanced update?
      A. No!

      Q. Can I install this as I normally install any other apk?
      A. Only the non-root version.

      Q. Can I download videos with this?
      A. No (and you never will)! But the official YouTube Offline Video feature is working in Supported countries.

      Q. Why is the <xyz> variant not available to download?
      A. We release 2 Unified builds of non-root, one with the stock youtube theme and another with an AMOLED friendly theme. Use the latest vanced manager and choose the theme and language you would like to install.

      Q. Installation successful but YouTube is not showing up in launcher, why?
      A. If you are facing this issue that means you are not using vanced manager. Please use vanced manager to install vanced applications. If you are installing old versions of root variants, make sure the stock youtube app is uninstalled or at least you uninstalled its updates.

      Q. Does the 'Crop to fit' feature work for S8 and S8+ users?
      A. Yes! It works on the rooted version but not in the non-root since the package name is changed. However, there is an alternative new Pinch to Zoom feature with basically the same functionality.

      Q. Is history working?
      A. Yes! Make sure you whitelist *s.youtube.com in your ad blocker. And non-root users need to check that they are not using a brand account due to the MicroG bug. If you are, you need to merge the accounts to get the history working (YouTube Settings). The merging process will clean the current history.

      Q. Does PIP mode works?
      A. Yes, from Android 8.0+ only!

      Q. When will you release the new version?
      A. Usually within a couple of days after the official apk is available in apkmirror. But please don't ask for ETA!

      Q. Does background playback download video?
      A. No, it does not. After going into background playback, you will only download audio so there will be much less data usage.

      Q. I can't log in on Non-Root, I get stuck on the I agree page. What to do?
      A. If you are facing this issue, that means you are using older versions of vanced microG. Please update to the latest version using the latest vanced manager which can be downloaded via our official website. Links can be found in the first post.
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      Downloads:

      GDrive (All versions)
      Alternative Mirrors: AFH (rarely updated) Mediafire (only the latest)
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      New site up https://vanced.azurewebsites.net/ with latest version of YouTube as base (13.10). Includes some bugfixes and other changes detailed on discord. At the time of writing this post apkmirror lacks apks for arm so you will have to wait a while until it has them and then we will be able to make arm root builds.
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      New update is out v13.28.54 with following changes:
      - 13.28.53 Full width search bar fix
      - Translation support for more strings
      - HDR brightness bug fixed when using swipe controls
      - Auto repeat can now be linked to autoplay toggle
      - Top-Swipe paddig range added
      - Seek buttons fixed
      - COMPLETE REWORK of all mods for v13.27+ versions (many thx and all credits to @Razerman !!)
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