For those who have been waiting, wait no more because Minitube version 2.0 is finally released. This release brings new major features and enhancements as well as some bug fixes. Some of these features include, auto update for Windows and Mac systems.
Another feature that is new is the ability to browse YouTube categories and top videos. You can now also choose to view content from select country, navigate backward and forward in the playlist.
For more about this release, please click here.
Here is a complete changelog:
- YouTube categories and “standard feeds”: “Most Popular”, “Featured”, etc
- Country selection for YouTube categories and feeds
- Autoupdate on Mac and Windows
- Related videos are now appended when pasting a YouTube link
- Bigger and nicer 16:9 thumbnails
- Play video in the playlist with a single click on its thumbnail
- OS X Notification Center notifications on video start
- Ubuntu Ambiance theme integration
- Fixed some YouTube links not working when pasted in the search box
- Fixed playlist drag’n’drop
- Fixed clicking on channel names not working in some cases
- Fixed looping video with Phonon VLC backend on Linux
To install Minitube in Windows and Mac systems, use the download link to download a copy for you respective systems. It can easily be installed in these systems.
Minitube can easily be installed via PPA in Ubuntu as well, however, I couldn’t find a PPA online with version 2.0 installed. So this brief tutorial is going to show you how to manually install Minitube in Ubuntu.
To get stated, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens run the commands below to install these required packages.
sudo apt-get install libqtgui4 libqt4-xml libqt4-network libqt4-dbus phonon-backend-gstreamer gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
Next, run the commands below to download Minitube package.
Next, run the commands below to extract Minitube to the /opt directory.
sudo tar -xvzf minitube-linux.tar.gz -C /opt/
Next, run the commands below to create Minitube application launcher.
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/minitube.desktop
Then copy and paste the lines below into the file and save it.
[Desktop Entry] Name=Minitube Comment=Minitube Exec=sh -c '/opt/minitube/minitube' Icon=minitube Terminal=false Type=Application StartupNotify=true
Finally, run the commands below to create Minitube icon
sudo cp /opt/minitube/data/256x256/minitube.png /usr/share/icons/
Go to Dash and launch Minitube