After quite a bit of work, Minitube 2.0 is finally here! It brings new major features, usability enhancements and bug fixes. But above all, after many releases dedicated to polishing the overall experience, I finally have a vision on how to put things forward. And I have lots of things in store for 2.1.
On Mac and Windows, Minitube now autoupdates, freeing you from the hassle of manually downloading each version. Just enter your “download link” once in the license details box (in the Code field) and forget about it.
The initial view now has a Browse tab that lets you, well, browse YouTube categories and top videos. You can choose to view worldwide content or select content for a specific country.
One thing that has always been missing in Minitube is the ability to browse related videos. Many asked for it, but until now I had no idea on how to implement it. Related videos are now also added when you paste a YouTube link.
You can now navigate backward and forward in the playlist, so you can go back to previous results after trying a new search, clicking a channel name or browsing related videos.
Many translations still have to catch up with the many new strings in 2.0. Please help out by joining a team on Transifex!
And here’s the 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
- Related videos are now appended when pasting a YouTube link
- Bigger and nicer 16:9 thumbnails
- “Show 10 More” with a single click
- Play video in the playlist with a single click on its thumbnail
- Disk cache for video thumbnails
- OS X Notification Center notifications on video start
- Ubuntu Ambiance theme integration
- Fixed some YouTube links not working when pasted in the searchbox
- Fixed playlist drag’n'drop
- Fixed system language settings detection
- Fixed clicking on channel names not working in some cases
- Fixed incorrect number of downloads in status bar
- Fixed looping video with Phonon VLC backend on Linux
- New and updated translations