very basic flask server that fixes twitter embeds in discord by using youtube-dl to grab the direct link to the MP4 file and embeds the link to it in a custom page, with link caching

This does work! but I'm new to flask, so it can probably be improved a great deal.

How to use (discord side)

just put the url to the server, and directly after, the full URL to the tweet you want to embed

I now have a copy of this running on a Linode server, you can use it via the following url

You can also simply type out 'fx' directly before '' in any valid twitter video url, and that will convert it into a working TwitFix url, for example:

Note: If you enjoy this service, please considering donating via Ko-Fi to help cover server costs

How to run (server side)

this script uses the youtube-dl python module, along with flask and pymongo, so install those with pip (you can use pip install -r requirements.txt) and start the server with python ( will need sudo if you leave it at port 80 )

By default I have the port set to 80, just cause that's what was convenient for me, but it can easily be changed, either using an environment variable, or changing the bottom line of the script itself

I have included some files to give you a head start on setting this server up with uWSGI, though if you decide to use uWSGI I suggest you set up mongoDB link caching by going into the script and change link_cache_system from json to "db", and inserting you mongoDB address, as having many workers writing to the same json file doesn't really work

This project is licensed under the Do What The Fuck You Want Public License

Other stuff

Using the /info/<video-url> endpoint will return a json that contains all video info that youtube-dl can grab about any given video

Using /other/<video-url> will attempt to run the twitter embed stuff on other websites videos - This is mostly experimental and doesn't really work for now