Minitube – Slimline YouTube client

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 strives to create a new TV-like experience.

Install minitube in Ubuntu Jaunty

You need to download .deb package from getdeb

Now you should be having minitube_0.7-1~getdeb1_i386.deb file install this .deb file using the following command

sudo dpkg -i minitube_0.7-1~getdeb1_i386.deb



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8 Responses

  1. john doe says:

    can this run on ubuntu 8.04.x?

  2. eurythmia says:


  3. Kaivalagi says:

    No 64 bit deb?

  4. Kaivalagi says:

    SOrry, 64 bit deb package at getdeb…….

  5. shankhs says:

    I am getting:
    Phonon error: “A required codec is missing. You need to install the following codec(s) to play this content: text/html” 2

    when I am trying to run minitube.
    Any help.

  6. anon says:

    i have one question: why?

    totem can do this (see the default plugins and activate the youtube one) and comes as gnome’s default video player

  7. shankhs says:

    @anon because a lot of us remove totem (IT SUCKS!!!) .
    minitube is lightweight simple to use.

  8. saritalammer says:

    i cant run it on ubuntu 8.04 64bits :S

    I have a problem with libphonon4 (>= 4:4.2.0).

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