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Topic: Recommended User Agent for YouTube (dashboard, not end user UI)?  (Read 301 times)

  • mihau
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Recommended User Agent for YouTube (dashboard, not end user UI)?
some of the dashboard functionality (edit video etc.) does not work in Otter with its default UA string.

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Oops, your web browser is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a modern, fully supported browser.

I tried several of the preset UA string, to no avail; either the same error message appears, or nothing happens at all (especially with studio.youtube.com, their new dashbord)

is there a recommended User Agent?
thanks

  • Frenzie
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Re: Recommended User Agent for YouTube (dashboard, not end user UI)?
Reply #1
Just user agent may not be enough, depending on what it tests.

  • mihau
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Re: Recommended User Agent for YouTube (dashboard, not end user UI)?
Reply #2
Just user agent may not be enough, depending on what it tests.

thanks, but unfortunately this isn't true here - fresh profile/default UA/weekly 272/win 7 x64

not quite sure what you mean by it may be not enough. I guess I can just give up then?
  • Last Edit: 2019-06-25, 14:50:29 by mihau

  • Frenzie
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Re: Recommended User Agent for YouTube (dashboard, not end user UI)?
Reply #3
It's not entirely clear to me what functionality you're referring to. If I click edit on a video I can change the basic info, advanced settings, etc.

But if they're not being stupid/nasty on purpose with user agent sniffing, but are actually testing available JavaScript functionality, then there may not be much you can reasonably do about it.

  • beastie
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Re: Recommended User Agent for YouTube (dashboard, not end user UI)?
Reply #4
Like Frenzie said, the user agent may not be the issue here. It's possible that page depends on a specific feature of the browser engine for example. Perhaps a WebEngine version of Otter may work. Unfortunately the newest one available is 1 year old. but I guess you can always try.

  • Quetzal
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Re: Recommended User Agent for YouTube (dashboard, not end user UI)?
Reply #5
may, if you try all "user-agent" purpose in OtterBro you may have it...

for me, it do works with firefox 57...

but remember that the user-agent must be change by
  => [tools][preferences][advanced][network][hide me with firefox][&valid]

if you mothertong langage is not (as i) english, you can change it on the fly in the [help] menu... it allow to follow the address written upper.