Minitube YouTube desktop application

Watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream.
Minitube is not about cloning the YouTube website, it aims to create a new TV-like experience. Read more

  • Light on your computer. By consuming less CPU, Minitube preserves battery life and keeps your laptop cool. That's because Minitube does not use the Flash Player.
  • High Definition. Minitube plays HD videos up to 1080p. Go full-screen and watch them play smoothly.
  • Channel subscriptions. Subscribe to YouTube channels and be notified of new videos. No need to login with a YouTube account: Minitube takes care of it.
  • Stop fiddling. Just search for something. Minitube automatically plays videos one after another. Sit back and enjoy.
  • Help translating Minitube to your native language! You can do it online on Transifex.
  • Need help? Found a bug? Have a suggestion? Head over to the Forums.
  • My kids just love this app! Easy to use and a great interface... just love it!

    WimDS
  • If you're looking for a way to check out YouTube clips outside the browser, it's a really elegant solution

    Lifehacker
  • Makes it impossible to stop watching videos when what you should be doing is writing that program's review.

    PCWorld
  • It's a terrific app that eliminates the need to poke around YouTube's Web site and navigate through a sea of ads, comments, and related videos you may not care about.

    OStatic
  • Minitube allows you to search for videos in a breeze without any complications in between.

    AppYourMac
  • It sort of subtly changes your perception of what's going on.

    Linux Format
  • It's been a long time since I found a program that works out of the box and does what the blurb says it should. Minitube belongs on every multimedia PC.

    Linux Magazine
  • I believe you succeeded well in your goal to make watching videos more like the experience of watching television, and more enjoyable.

    Tim
  • I will be installing a copy of Minitube om my Mother's PC. I think Minitube would be a terrific way to introduce her to the world of Internet video. She really LOVES television, so I think she will like using Minitube as well.

    Tim
  • My 4 years old is a big fan of Minitube ;-)

    Roberto
  • A clean, modern interface and no requirement of third party plug-ins makes this program an invaluable tool

    Tomaaato
  • My dad has even told me that this is without a doubt the program that he spends most of his time on (he does other things, but this is almost constantly open in another space playing some traditional Italian music or 1930s comedies).

    Tomaaato
  • Great app! Was hesitant to buy, but it did what it said and was exactly what I was after!

    James Bedford
  • Works very well and is genuinely useful.

    Allan Campbell
  • At first, I was skeptical of the utility of Minitube. After installing it, and running it, I 'get' the purpose, and would gladly recommend it

    Will, Stormfront Tech
  • Was dubious to buy ... sounded basic... but thats the clever thing - it is! choose you search subject and off you go... continious material on that subject - Simples! well worth it!

    Murtha Piggott

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
  • Take video snapshots at full resolution
  • 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 categories: “Most Popular”, “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.
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Get the full version of Minitube. You'll get:

  • Free updates forever
  • Email support

30-day money-back guarantee. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the program, you can return it for a full refund.

Buy now    or get the 3M Bundle for Windows
Thank you! Your download has begun.

Get the full version of Minitube. You'll get:

  • Free updates forever
  • Email support

30-day money-back guarantee. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the program, you can return it for a full refund.

Buy now    or get the 3M Bundle for Mac
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Get in touch!

For technical support, bug reports and feature requests you can post in the Forums.

You can contact me via email on flavio.tordini@gmail.com or ask me a quick question on Twitter.

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