Minitube, a native Youtube client for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X which you can use to play (and download) YouTube videos without Flash, has been updated today and the new version is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA for Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04.
The latest Minitube 2.0 adds YouTube categories and "standard feeds": "Most Popular", "Featured", etc., country selection for YouTube categories and feeds, related videos, bigger and nicer 16:9 thumbnails as well as some other changes such as:
- "Show 10 More" with a single click
- Play video in the playlist with a single click on its thumbnail
- Disk cache for video thumbnails
- Ubuntu Ambiance theme integration
- Fixes for: some youtube links not working, playlisy drag'n'drop, launguage detection, looping video with Phono VLC backend on Linux, more
|Minitube: YouTube categories|
To install the latest Minitube 2.0 in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install minitube
Important: if the playback doesn't work in Minitube, you've probably encountered the MP4 Gstreamer bug affecting Minitube, Totem and other players - you'll find a fix HERE.
For other Linux distributions, Windows and Mac OS X, you can download Minitube from its homepage (note: for Linux, there are only 32bit binaries available for download).
Musique (previously known as Minitunes) is a Qt music player created by the Minitube developer, Flavio Tordini, which doesn't come with many options but offers an interesting interface which lets you browse your music by album covers or folders, displays Last.fm information and more.
Musique 1.2.1 has been released today, the new version bringing faster scrolling and a speed up in the way the artist photos and album covers are painted on the screen. There's also Ambiance integration for Ubuntu (the toolbar should look better when using the Ambiance theme) and a fix for system language settings detection.
To install Musique in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install musique
For other Linux distributions, Windows and Mac OS X, you can download Musique from its homepage (note: for Linux, there are only 32bit binaries available for download, just like for Minitube).