MiniTube is beautiful, lightweight and a native YouTube client. With MiniTube you can watch YouTube videos by typing keyword into the search-box and MiniTube will immediately loads the results. It offers two type of searches: channel search and keyword search. It provides endless video stream, playback on MiniTube is smooth and instant, without a noticeable buffering time, as I tested. Minitube does not require the Flash Player.
Minitube purpose is to provide TV-like experience to the user and not about cloning original YouTube web interface. It is not a playlist creator, so you can't use it to create your own flexible playlists. MiniTube makes it even easier to find YouTube videos you want to watch, and start watching them.
Video quality can be changed from the bottom right toggle switches 360p, 720p, and 1080p, and this is regardless of what quality options the video actually offers. Don't be surprised if you switch a video to 1080p and don't get the shiny result you expected: It's probably not available in that quality.



Features:

  • Minitube focuses on a pleasing overall experience, not on having tons of features. Anyway here's a list:
  • Channel subscriptions without using a YouTube account
  • Find missing parts of a multipart video
  • Sort videos by relevance, date, view count and rating
  • Filter videos by publication date, video duration and video quality
  • Choose the maximum video resolution up to 1080p
  • Editable playlist: drag'n'drop and remove videos
  • Search by keyword, channel name or paste a YouTube link. Suggestions while typing.
  • Spell suggestions: "Did you mean..."
  • Remembers recent keywords and channels. These can be cleared if needed.
  • YouTube feeds: “Most Popular”, “Featured”, etc.
  • YouTube categories: “Music”, “Games”, etc.
  • Related videos
  • Compact mode: a small, always-on-top window
  • Fullscreen mode: mouse cursor, toolbar and playlist autohide
  • Float on top
  • Stop after this video option
  • Copy YouTube link to clipboard
  • Share on Facebook, Twitter, Buffer and via email
  • Translated to more than 30 languages including German, French, Italian, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew and Chinese.

Changelog:

  • Upgraded to Qt 5
  • HiDPI support
  • Status Bar hidden when not needed: less clutter, more room for videos
  • Clickable links in video description
  • Autoadjust window size (Bye, useless black bars!)
  • Smart date formatting: 3 hours ago, 1 month ago, etc.
  • When opening the YouTube webpage the video now starts from where it left in Minitube
  • Fixed videos restarting after long pause
  • New and updated translations

Available for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install MiniTube in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

>> 32bit Version
Terminal Commands:
sudo apt-get install libqt5widgets5 libqt5network5 libqt5script5 libqt5sql5 libqt5sql5-sqlite libqt5dbus5 phonon4qt5 libphonon4qt5-4 phonon4qt5-backend-gstreamer
wget -O minitube32.deb http://flavio.tordini.org/files/minitube/minitube.deb
sudo dpkg -i minitube32.deb

>> 64bit Version
Terminal Commands:
sudo apt-get install libqt5widgets5 libqt5network5 libqt5script5 libqt5sql5 libqt5sql5-sqlite libqt5dbus5 phonon4qt5 libphonon4qt5-4 phonon4qt5-backend-gstreamer
wget -O minitube64.deb http://flavio.tordini.org/files/minitube/minitube64.deb
sudo dpkg -i minitube64.deb

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