Monday, March 21, 2011

Minitube - A Lightweight Youtube Desktop Client

With its slogan being "there's life outside the browser", Minitube is a lightweight desktop client for accessing Youtube videos. Its main interface is similar to Google in that it only has a big search box where you type in a term for your video and it do the searching for you. 

Alternatively, you can also enter the name of a channel in the box to start watching its videos. Minitube is also capable of showing videos with resolutions from 360p to 1080p. Not relying on Flash, it leaves a low footprint on system resources.

You can also download videos in MP4 file format using Minitube. Aiming to be a TV more than just an interface, Minitube is a must have app if you are a huge consumer of Youtube videos (and who's not anyway?). 

Minitube is already available in the Ubuntu repos, but is outdated. You can get the latest version, 1.4 by
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neversfelde/minitube
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install minitube

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