Install minitube in ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

Minitube is a native YouTube client. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream. Minitube does not require the Flash Player.

Minitube is not about cloning the original YouTube web interface, it aims to create a new TV-like experience.

Current version is 0.8, released on November 16, 2009. Here are the main changes:

* HD video support
* Volume level and mute is restored accross sessions
* No icons in menus on Linux
* Croatian, Latvian, Galician, Hungarian and French translations

Install minitube in ubuntu 9.10

Open terminal enter the following command and press enter

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neversfelde/ppa

Now you need to update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install minitube using the following command

sudo apt-get install minitube



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20 thoughts on “Install minitube in ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

  1. Have they fixed the dependency error? When I installed it it still needed me to “sudo apt-get install phonon-backend-gstreamer”. In order to get minitube to actuallt play its results. Other than that, I love it! Firefox+Flash+Linux= stuttering sometimes, and I haven’t seen that issue with minitube even HD on fullscreen.

    Nice app, thanks to the developers.

  2. For some reason, this package needed to uninstall my nvidia 190.42-livdpau package. I did not happen to notice it needed to do this until the install was underway. Next time I logged on it was to a command prompt.

    Don’t be like me and check to see what packages are being removed when you install hardware.

  3. @Bradford Mitchell I have the list of videos but I haven’t the movie, only the title. I did all that you wrote (sorry for my english, I’m French)

  4. It installed on my Dell with Intel graphics without any problem. Seems like a nice way to browse for videos. There were a few pauses in longer videos. I assumed that was due to ‘buffering’. If the developer continues to work on it, it would be nice to have a feature to Save a video or email a link to it.

  5. @Clapico: Have you tried running minitube from the console to see any errors? Do you have ubuntu-restricted-extras installed? It may be a missing codec problem.

    Also, try this:
    sudo apt-get install phonon-backend-gstreamer gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad

  6. @Bradford Mitchell – Thanks for the tip

    sudo apt-get install phonon-backend-gstreamer gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad

    After installing these addition packages the application works fully under ubuntu 9.10 64bit

    Now my kids can watch a constant stream of “fire engines” in all their glory 🙂

  7. Wow, a bunch of thanks for making this available to us 🙂 Other than youtube vids I don’t access much flash content except maybe for some online games, but heck, i’ve dumped those too. Let them to adobe’s girlfriend (micromoft), I’ll stick with my linux desktop games. Thank you very very much, I’ll spread the words about this wherever i go 😉

  8. Thanks a lot! Using this under SRSS 4.2 (Sun Ray terminal server) to deliver flash with sound (which I’ve found no way of doing otherwise under 64bit Ubuntu 9.10).

    Smart, and nice. Only thing I can think of as a needed feature is a way to copy the link to the original Youtube video?

    Again, a biiiig thank you!!

  9. ok I got it to work, just installing the version you said in this page daaaaah!!!
    Thanks a lot!!!

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