Minitube 1.5 to the rescue

A few hours ago I’ve come back from free camping on a beautiful mountain. When I logged in I found out dozens of users were complaining about Minitube not working. Here I am with a new release that fixes the problem and adds a few features. Thanks to Mike Holenderski for emailing me details about the YouTube changes that broke Minitube.

Besides watching videos again, you can now drag’n’drop YouTube links from your browser to the Minitube window. Also, Minitube is now more tolerant about which URLs are actually YouTube URLs. New translations are included thanks to the great people contributing on Transifex.

UPDATE: Minitube 1.5 has been published on the Mac App Store (11 days after its submission). Anyone who bought it there can update via the App Store

  1. ghilan says:

    Thanks you a lot ! This new release works perfectly on my Ubuntu.

  2. barry says:

    Hallo ghila

    I am 68 and have also ubuntu Lucid&Maverick can you help me with that update Minitube 1.5.

    I still a linux nob and have probs terminal now i want to ask you to show the way howto get
    that update in terminal Minitube 1.5 to my Minitube 1.4.3 player and hoppe you can help me
    sorry for my bad english i am not nativ.


    • Tom ford says:

      Google For Repos Minitube Add Them To Your Sofware Settings In Update Mgr & Update! Tom

  3. Bruce says:

    Wondering how to update for MAC is an update going up on the APP Store?

  4. Kingnebby says:

    Cannot get it to install Debian squeeze, ant port? Thanks

  5. Kingnebby says:

    Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libphonon4 (>= 4:4.7.0really4.4.4)

    • jmb says:

      Same here: Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libphonon4 (>= 4:4.7.0really4.4.4)

      cannot install the the update minitube 1.5 and the 1.4 is jumping from video to video without playing anything.

      I’m stuck here, any ideas?

  6. Patti says:

    I still only have the demo version of 1.5 on my Mac. It works well, but I have to press the “continue” button constantly. I purchased Minitube directly from your website and wonder if there is a full version fix yet available. I don’t mean to bug you, but also don’t want to miss the opportunity to get the fix as soon as possible. I have been tempted to press the “Get the full version” button, but don’t want to have to pay again, since I have only had the app for a couple of months.

    Thank you for any clarification you can give me.

    • Flavio says:

      Patti I sent you an email

    • Sean says:

      Hi Flavio,

      Same problem as Patti. I have 1.4.3 and it just scrolls through all the clips without playing anything. It worked really well on Leopard but Lion doesn’t like it.

      How do I upgrade to 1.5 without having to repurchase the software?



    • Sergio Salazar says:

      Hi, I have the same problem with the 1.5 version, I need to press continue button to play the next video. I have it over ubuntu 10.10 system, Do you can to help me please? Thank U

  7. universalinterfaced says:

    Great,finally works again! i was worried about my vacations in my campervan without minitube!!!
    Thanks Flavio,buone ferie!

  8. Sam says:

    Hi flavio ,

    Thankx a Lot this release works Perfectly. It solve all the problems of videos not starting.
    Used On OsX Leopard PPC.

    My only suggestion is addding a Playlist for both Keyword & Channels and the support of 480p.

  9. Patti says:

    Thank you Flavio! The app is now working perfectly. It is my most used app on my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly.

    I would really love it even more if you came up with the same app that would work on my iPad 2. If you do, please let me know because I would buy it immediately.

    Thank you again for a great product and very quick responses.

  10. Robert says:

    How typical that YouTube broke Minitube 1.4.3 a week after my year of free updates expired. I guess you earned yourself NOK 70 (-taxes and Apple’s cut) whenever the App Store version gets back online, as I imagine it will have free updates forever.

    • Flavio says:

      Hi Robert, I’m sorry about the bad timing. There are automatic scripts in place to expire licenses. Are you asking for a free renewal? Just ask.

    • Robert says:

      Hi Flavio!

      No, I’m sorry if I sounded grumpy, I can see that it came through that way, although it was not the intention. I just started using it on my Mac again (or rather, using my Mac again as I had been using it on Linux for quite some time), and then just some few days later it died off.

      I’ll purchase the app again from the App Store when it comes through. It’s really awesome and well worth its money. I was just so happy that it was fixed and then had the anticlimax of my license having expired. If you have the possibility to do so, it would be awesome to send a mail to the users the license is about to expire for, warning them about it.

      Hoping Apple will approve the updated app in their App Store soon!



  11. Alex says:

    Doesn’t work on Windows 7. Video not working. Downloading not working (crash).

  12. JP says:


    How do you updated to v1.5 without having to repurchase? Am I being a noob? Can’t see an update app option…



  13. Alex says:

    Seriously this Site needs a Forum…

  14. Michael says:

    My Minitube is still not working?

  15. ab1 says:

    Dare i make a feature request here? I’d like to be able to do new searches without interrupting the current video. I’m using the linux version. Thanks:)

  16. Michael says:

    When will l get 1.5 new version then still waiting and CALM!

  17. lalo says:

    Me sta fallando el minitube, resulta que ya no puedo descargar nada la flecha que se pone en el elemento se corre desde el inicio al final y no puedo descargar nada.

  18. HAnnes says:


    i bought the minitube-1.4.3 Version over the appstore, which is now not working! is there a possibility to get the 1.5 version over your site?

  19. Michael says:

    l sent you an e mail re minitube and waiting a reply?

  20. Michael says:

    This is doing my head in now please sort this out!

  21. Tania says:

    Again, I’m another one of your users who is looking for a way to update their broken version of Minitube. I only purchased mine a few months ago, but can’t see any instructions on how to update.

    Please help.

    • Michael says:

      l got so fed up with all this and having paid for full version l uninstalled and re installed which works but l do not have the full version now? l have sent e mails but still no ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM? l do not have the original download details so l could not use that?


  22. tran tuan anh says:

    Thank you very much. I am trying minitube 1.5

  23. Xelloss says:

    Source works great on Ubuntu 10.10 64bits.

    The major downside I see is the inability to sort video from the eldest and to get playlist from Youtube users.

  24. Jayanta says:

    minitube 1.5 working nicely with Ubuntu 11.4 but in win 7 the full screen mode occupies a 4:3 space in my 16:9 monitor, same things were happening in fedora previously but is fixed in 1.5

  25. Matteo says:

    I can’t set the program language! My system lang is set to ITALIAN, but, even if I run the program with LANG=it_IT.UTF-8 && minitube, the program remains in english!
    Please help me!

  26. giorgio says:

    Bellissimo programma,
    รจ possibile fare un port per android?

    Very nice programm,
    is it possible to make a port for android?

  27. Salvo says:

    Ciao Flavio, innazitutto grazie per averci offerto quest’ottimo tool.
    Ho un problema con Oneiric che utilizzo con gnome-shell, il programma si avvia e trova i video regolarmente ma non li avvia, la barra di scorrimento avanza velocemente e l’immagina resta la stessa iniziale.
    Il download del video invece avviene senza problemi.

    Con Kubuntu Oneiric invece funziona alla perfezione.

    Mi sa che non va tanto d’accordo con gnome-shell e gtk3…

  28. Salvo says:

    …sorry… mancava questa dipendenza “phonon-backend-gstreamer”. Funziona benissimo.

    Grazie Flavio ;)