Minitube 1.7 released

Happy new year everybody! Just in time for the Befana, I’m releasing Minitube 1.7. Put it on USB sticks together with candy inside colored socks for the little ones!

This release features clickable usernames in the playlist, so you can start watching the video author’s channel with a click.

Another much requested feature is a “Manually start playing” option. It allows you to pick the right video before starting playback and to try other searches without interrupting the current video.

Especially for the Mac, I worked on enhancing the visual style to be more pleasant and feel more native. Now the app doesn’t quit on window close and minimizes on Command+M. The seek bar and volume slider sport a new style and the search box is the rounded, native one.

The “Stop after this video” option can be useful in many situations, I use it with my kid so I can pretend that the cartoons are over.

Other minor enhancements include a window “Float on Top” option and the ability to skip to the previous video (with keyboard shortcut).

Enjoy and spread the word!

  1. Eskender says:

    1.7 version has a bug video is not displayed correctly for me ( don’t know why. Half size and I cannot change the size of it… Please fix

  2. Ken says:

    Hey thanks for the update, its always appreciated :) Happy New Year to you as well.

  3. Mark says:

    Many thanks for the updates and the emails with the links – excellent!

  4. Robert says:

    happy new year to you, too!
    thanks for the update!!


  5. anderp says:

    Thanks for the update, keep up the good work.

  6. Patti says:

    Thank you so much for the update. This is my most favorite application, and I use it every day. I really like being able to put in a channel and see all the videos. I haven’t installed Lion yet, but the Full Screen view works just fine with the upgrade. Thanks again.

  7. Alex says:

    Thanks for the update! Keep up the good work! Alex

  8. Alex says:

    Oh, btw, if anyone is having a streched, bugged or somewhat strange video (zoomed in or misplaced), then do this:

    Windows Vista, 7:

    a) Right click on the Minitube.exe and properties.
    b) Select compatability mode.
    c) Select the mode to deactivate scaling on high DPI.
    d) Save and close.
    e) Relaunch Minitube. Done.

    Info: Since I usually have a high DPI size of 120 DPI (I have a huge screen), this option fixes all the issues I had with Minitube 1.7 and video.


  9. brisk says:

    Absolutely love the ‘Manually Start Playing’ option!

  10. Will says:

    Happy New Year and thanks for the update. Really enjoying the app.

  11. Ferdinando says:

    Ti auguro Buon Anno e ti ringrazio per l’aggiornamento.(per l’esattezza il vecchio programma cercava il video ricvhiesto ma non lo apriva,compariva solo la scrittura.)

  12. Van says:

    I’d love to see back option of scaling video in basic mode by resizing playlist horizontally. It was available two or three versions ago :) Now resizing playlist is very limited (1024×768 screen resolution).

  13. Joao says:

    Hi Flavio,
    Thank you for the update and all of the nice changes :)

  14. Mario says:

    Hi Flavio,

    first of all, it’s a very nice program and thank you for it. Second i want to report some “issues” i want to share with you i recordnized with git and 1.7 source tarball.

    OS: Linux archbox 3.1.8-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT / 64Bit
    QT: 4.8

    1.) Issue : i can’t start playback with a mouseclick (need to select and press Enter) on the video anymore

    2.) Issue : i if you use load another 10 items of a list and than resort the list to get episodes together , you can get the same video 2 times in the list. The first you will find it on the position you sorted it in. The second you will find it on the position which it is original in the result of youtube.

    If i also might at a feature request it would be to be able to browse / add playlist of a specific user. This would be so awesome for watching Let’s plays …

    • Flavio says:

      There’s a forum for this kind of reports. Qt 4.8 is not really tested so the bug you see are probably related to that. The feature you’re asking for is already there.

  15. Eskender says:

    Hi had problem with 1.7 update on windows 7 but now fixed it by

    a) Right click on the Minitube.exe and properties.
    b) Select compatability mode.
    c) Select the mode to deactivate scaling on high DPI.
    d) Save and close.
    e) Relaunch Minitube. Done.

    Thanks to Alex

  16. Xelloss says:

    The compilation on Ubuntu 11.10 64bits worked without problems.

    The “Find video parts” doesn’t work most of the time. So, same problem than 1.5 and 1.6 : we need to be able to sort from the oldest to the newest video.

    • Flavio says:

      In my tests, “Find video parts” works most of the times. Sometimes a manual reordering is needed. I don’t see what “oldest to newest” is and has to do with it.

    • Xelloss says:

      >I don’t see what “oldest to newest” is and has to do with it.
      Simple. One can currently sort the videos from the newest to the oldest. But not the reverse.
      When you look for a multi-part video, the title will be mostly the same, so you can find all the parts by searching for the common part of the title : the first parts will be oldest, the latest will be newest. Being able to sort from the oldest to the newest will then allow to look the parts in the right order – which is expecially useful in a 20+ parts video.

  17. untergrundbiber says:

    Why is the version still with the old german translation?
    I’ve put extra effort to fill the 100% ;)

    • Flavio says:

      Hi, I guess the translation came too late. I had already build version 1.7. It was days before the announcement on this site, because I fisrt submit to the Mac App Store and wait for approval. Anyway thanks for your work, it will be in the next release.

  18. federico says:

    hy i wrote yesterday i think but i don’t remember in what forum :). Anyway my minitube changes the video by itself during the playing of those. So like after 30-40 seconds of playing it goes to the next. Sometimes in skip like 1 minute before the end of the video. I ve tried to put “manuale selection” but it doesn’t change anything. Could u help me? i m using ubuntu 11.10 withe gnome shell 3.2.1. Thanks! see ya

  19. karl says:

    Could you please update the github repository.

  20. Marek says:

    I’d like to request a feature – show only videos of a defined length (could add support for all YouTube tags ).
    I tend to watch documentary films on YouTube and the first results returned without any filter are movies in several parts, BUT when I add “show videos longer than 20 minutes” I find videos with over an hour’s length and the movie in one single part.
    This way, I can watch the video uninterrupted on YouTube or MiniTube without the need to manually click on another part every 15 minutes.


  21. palug says:

    Problem with Minitube v.1.7 after installation on new install of Ubuntu 11.10 via:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa nilarimogard/webupd8
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install Minitube

    Can hear the music from video accessed but have -no- video feed visible.

    Dependencies were checked per the guidelines.
    (sudo apt-get install libqtgui4 libqt4-xml libqt4-network libqt4-dbus phonon-backend-gstreamer gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad)
    Response was: already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    with the exception of:
    “phonon-backend-gstreamer set to manually installed.”

    Any suggestions?

  22. Myk says:

    Hi there, please consider implementing filters. For example, I only watch videos with closed captions, and would really appreciate the ability to set this as a saved filter so it is applied by default for every search. Similarly, others would appreciate being able to filter by audio language or by the video length.