This Minitube built with no Google API key
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Apr 5, 2017 at 12:23 am #95732Stu KeroffGuest
I am using Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit and have attempted to install Minitube 2.6 at least 3 times and each time I get the message that “This Minitube package was built with a Google API key.” As a result, no videos will play. Can this be fixed. I do not know how to add a Google API key and I don’t know why I should have to, as I have never encountered this message before with this app. Please help.Apr 5, 2017 at 1:51 pm #95735RKGuest
Same problem here. Installed it today on Arch Linux through Arch’s package manager. I then managed to make an API key (I think I did it correctly) and set the GOOGLE_API_KEY environment variable, but still nothing works in minitube. E.g. searching produces no results.Apr 19, 2017 at 6:02 pm #95859YouTubeGuest
The same problem “This Minitube package was built without a Google API key.”
Ubuntu MateApr 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm #95869
This is not a “problem” but a choice of your distribution. They decided to include Minitube in their archives without including the necessary API key. The dialog box clearly tell you what you can do: get your own API key or get Minitube from this website.May 25, 2017 at 2:55 pm #96266ScottGuest
FYI, just in case you decide you might actually want people to use this app! I’m running Mint, so I expect the repository to be behind. As such, I went straight to the website and downloaded the package! Guess what! It still throws the error! I also tried it on Fedora. Still no love! Same problem! So at the end of the day, it’s not the distro!May 29, 2017 at 5:56 pm #96342
Scott, your sarcasm sucks. And you know why it still throws the error? Because the GNOME software app is borked and won’t install third-party debs that are already present in the repositories. So you’re still using the outdated, non-functional package that ships with your distro. So yes, it’s the distro.Mar 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm #96879DanieleGuest
Thank you very much for your time and this software.
DanieleDec 12, 2018 at 4:35 pm #96972KI5JYDGuest
Flavio… No, Scott is NOT displaying sarcasm. I have searched your GitHub and you are totally unhelpful there too. I have a YouTube API (that I use for Kodi) but you have ZERO instructions on HOW to use it.
It is not the distro’s fault. If you can’t write documentation, and this is an ONGOING problem, I’m about to purge your software from my computer.Dec 14, 2018 at 8:09 am #96974
Hi all, the relevant documentation for the Google API key is here: https://github.com/flaviotordini/minitube#google-api-keyApr 6, 2020 at 7:40 pm #103190dexicGuest
Well, I have an API, I have put it into the field and now MiniTube doesn’t show anything, not even the homepage of youtube. :-(Jun 2, 2020 at 2:11 am #103321santiagoGuest
I have installed Minitube under Ubuntu 20.04.
While it seems to be a nice application, and of course it is great that it is open source, I guess the instructions on how to get the Google API key working is more a mention than a guide.
I guess it would be extremely helpful (and it will increase chances that people stay with minitube) if there were more detailed steps, links, etc. on how to make it work.
I have spent now a couple of hours on it, with no success.
At this point, I am looking for other options.