I published a web-extension to Firefox addon store. I named it Take Diversion. Here is what it does as of now. Whenever you open any youtube video, it takes you to https://invidio.us and plays the video there.
Invidious is a new self-hosted FOSS alternative web frontend for Youtube
- that doesn’t track or spy on you
- that is free of ads.
- that allows you to download the video (or) audio in various formats and resolutions.
- that allows you to hear only the audio of a video in the background, etc.,
At present, I have hard-coded the https://invidio.us instance URL inside the add-on, in upcoming versions, these will be configurable and the addon will be made generic and not bound to one site like Youtube that acts as a generic redirection add on.