Minitube 2.0!

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

Have a look at Musique and Musictube updates also released today!

  1. Shashank says:

    Thanks for the update!
    Will be glad if you can add “Forward/Backward 10 Sec” feature with Keyboard shortcut feature in the next update.


  2. Andrzej says:


    where you can download Minitube 2.0, please include a link to this software


  3. Paul says:

    Awesome work, thanks.

  4. Dread Knight says:

    Nice release! Argh, wanted to report an issue, will have to run to the forums xD

  5. Mike says:

    I no longer use the address I had (was for work and I changed jobs). It used to be and not it is Please send me the link to upgrade to the new version. My minitube does not work at all. I cannot download anything! Please advise.

  6. Ryan says:

    I had previously purchased Minitube 1.9, but with the 2.0 update it’s asking for a code to activate it. I didn’t get a code when I bought it. Will I have to buy it again?

  7. Chaz6 says:

    It would be great if there was a version that was optimized for running on a STB, for example on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian!

  8. Zielkq says:

    Hi, I’ve a problem with new version minitube (2.0). Minitube doesn’t start – minitube: symbol lookup error: minitube: undefinied symbol: _ZN11QTranslator4loadERK7QStringS5_S5_S5
    I’ve not a problem with older version (my sys is linux)… :(
    Have a god day!_

  9. Zielkq says:

    Thank You for Your fast reply :)
    So… I’m trying to do.
    Have a good day!

  10. Pawel says:

    Mine crash badly :/

    Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue:
    0 0x92faa751 CFArrayGetCount + 17
    1 com.digia.qt.QtCore 0x009a30e4 QSystemLocale::query(QSystemLocale::QueryType, QVariant) const + 4336
    2 com.digia.qt.QtCore 0x009e089b QLocale::uiLanguages() const + 137
    3 com.digia.qt.QtCore 0x00aaf85e QTranslator::load(QLocale const&, QString const&, QString const&, QString const&, QString const&) + 362

  11. Aleixo says:

    Awesome! Keep up the great work!

  12. s islam says:

    cannot download mini tube 2.0 can you provide a link? thanks

  13. says:

    Minitube 2 is not available in the Ubuntu PPA anymore? Installed it some time ago and i tried it on my other pc today but i only geht version 1.9. The 1.9 Version does not play most of the newer videos on youtube -.- the 2.0 version did….

    • Adam says:

      Same problem here. If Ubuntu repos only offer version 1.9, then how do I get version 2?

      Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit

  14. Bob says:

    Is there a way to set minitube up so that it automatically refreshes whatever channel I am watching? I’d like to set this up on my monitor and have it constantly refresh with new videos from my favorite channel. Currently, I have to close and reopen the app to get it to refresh the content.

  15. marco says:

    Ciao, sia minitube che musictube presi da appstore non funzionano e dopo la ricerca si chiudono subito.
    Puoi aiutarmi a risolvere il problema? Le demo scaricate dal sito non mi danno problemi x questo li ho comprate.

    • Flavio says:

      Ciao Marco, molto strano. Mandami per email o sul forum il report del crash. Quando l’app si chiude appare una finestrella con un pulsante “Report Issue”, copia tutto il testo e mandamelo.

  16. marco says:

    Ciao Flavio, ti rispondo qui..ho disinstallato il programma che mi hai plugin di safari non sono riuscito a trovarlo e per incanto funzionano entrambi i programmi.
    Ti ringrazio per avermi risposto subito..
    Grazie Marco

  17. Srdjan Mikicic says:

    Im using your stuff on ubuntu 12.04 and i must say there is no better music player then Musique i love it to death. Please never stop developing. Greets from Serbia.

  18. psiche says:

    Grazie Flavio per l’ottimo lavoro che produci.
    Con stima!

  19. Patrick says:

    Will the download link not end up as invalid like the last update?

  20. Morgenstern says:

    Ciao! Uso Minitube su linux da un sacco di tempo, è veramente utile!

    C’è una cosa che non ho mai capito se si possa fare o no: guardare un video e nello stesso tempo fare una ricerca.
    Sarebbe utile per fare partire poi direttamente un nuovo video non correlato al precedente.

    Non so se sono chiara, l’idea è questa.

    Faccio una ricerca e comincio a guardare un video.

    Mentre guardo il video, attraverso la searchbox in alto a destra faccio un’altra ricerca.

    A questo punto ad oggi se non sbaglio il video viene interrotto e sostituito con quello nuovo (il primo trovato).

    Penso che sarebbe utile se invece il nuovo video restasse in attesa e cominciasse solo una volta che il primo è finito.

    Se è già possibile non sono mai riuscita a farlo, se invece non si può, è una feature che secondo me potrebbe essere molto utile.

    Grazie in ogni caso per questa utile applicazione! :)

  21. Guillermo says:

    for linux 64bit???

  22. giacomo says:

    Process: Minitube [5376]
    Path: /Applications/
    Identifier: org.tordini.flavio.minitube
    Version: 2.0 (2.0)
    App Item ID: 422006190
    App External ID: 13747046
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [164]
    User ID: 501

    Date/Time: 2013-05-21 15:39:36.050 +0200
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.8.3 (12D78)
    Report Version: 10

    Interval Since Last Report: 96528 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 9
    Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 114 sec
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 3
    Anonymous UUID: B90BA0A4-E386-0056-8A01-D28F6F661EA8

    Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:

    Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
    Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000

    VM Regions Near 0:
    –> __PAGEZERO 0000000000000000-0000000000001000 [ 4K] —/— SM=NUL /Applications/
    __TEXT 0000000000001000-00000000000ae000 [ 692K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /Applications/

    Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue:
    0 net.telestream.wmv.import 0x1094c75a AC

    Dopo la ricerca, clicco sul video per avviare la riproduzione ma crasha immediatamente…… non sono mai riuscito a vedere un video!!!

    • Flavio says:

      These reports should go in the forums. Anyway, this is simple. Just uninstall Telestream Flip4Mac which is causing the crash.

  23. Carsten Bremer says:

    value team

    I am interested in Minitube. Is there also a version with a German menu.
    Thanks for the reply.

    Carsten Bremer

  24. Andy says:

    Greetings. Hey I really admire your work, but i have problem with the new version. on the old version I could download, because there was a provision made available. but on the newly updated mini tube I couldn’t download videos from mini tube. please help from Nigeria. Thanks

  25. GT says:

    Thanks for your job. I just tried it on the raspberry pi and unfortunately Youtube has changed his API. Are you going to release a new version working with the new API (changed the 20th April)?.