Minitube 2.1 adds channel subscriptions


You can now subscribe to YouTube channels and be notified of new videos. This does not require a YouTube account. It’s all done by Minitube.

This release also restores playback of VEVO videos that stopped working a few days ago.

Other minor changes include:

  • Move window by dragging from inside the video area
  • Faster startup
  • Optimizations and tweaks to the playlist
  • Float on top icon was missing on Mac & Windows
  • Compact mode window fixed aspect ratio on Mac
  • Ubuntu notifications
  • Fixed compact mode video cropped with very small window
  • Fixed long words or URLs in the video description causing a window resize
  • Fixed crash when resizing the playlist to a very small width
  • Fixed skipping to the next video on Windows & Linux

Starting with this version I’m distributing Minitube for Ubuntu directly on the Ubuntu Software Center, personally taking care of updates. This will hopefully allow for an easier to install and more up-to-date Minitube for Ubuntu users. Just wait a few days until the package is reviewed by the USC people, then uninstall the outdated minitube package and install minitube-ubuntu.

  1. 7oda says:

    You are always advanced and I am very happy with this beautiful and distinctive programs and rare and you all thanks and appreciation

  2. Ron says:

    Ubuntu Software Center is good, but please continue providing the DEB packages directly.

  3. Solbu says:

    The linux sources link is version 2.0.

    • Nunya says:

      I think it may, sadly enough, only be available via the Ubuntu Software Center (I’m not sure though).

  4. Roman says:

    Thank you for fixing skipping to the next video and other new features! Hope you will update again and add more good features. Thanks for this software!

  5. paradox says:

    on ElementaryOS (which is Precise fork) you might run across this error:

    QSqlDatabase: QSQLITE driver not loaded
    QSqlDatabase: available drivers: QMYSQL3 QMYSQL

    QSqlQuery::exec: database not open
    Wrong database version: 0
    QSqlQuery::prepare: database not open

    All you need is to install sqlite driver for QT with this command:
    sudo apt-get install libqt4-sql-sqlite

    Somehow Minitube 2.1 installed from repositories doesn’t have this dependency.

    • paradox says:

      Forgot to mention that this error prevents you to create local database thus new feature which is subscription does not work at all.

    • Flavio says:

      Thanks for reporting. Fortunately libqt4-sql-sqlite is also a dependency for other preinstalled Ubuntu apps so it will come preinstalled most of the times.

  6. Jason says:

    Is there a way to install minitube 2.1 without using the ubuntu software centre? What about those not using the *buntu family?

    Best regards,