Minitube 3.0

Hi all, it’s been a while. With this new release I ported away Minitube from Phonon, a multimedia API that originated long time ago in the KDE project. I evaluated both QtAV and MPV, wrote my own media abstraction around them and finally chose to ship with libmpv. It’s a great open-source project and very active. Kudos to them.

As a direct consequence to using a new multimedia backend, Minitube now supports all YouTube video resolutions up to 4K.

In Mac land, I added support for the new Dark Mode that was introduced in macOS Mojave. Switching on fly is also supported.

Minitube 3.0 ships with the brand new Qt 5.12.2 which brings many improvements and fixes some UI bugs.

Enjoy your trusty and up-to-date Minitube!

  1. Mikhail says:

    On Ubuntu 18.04, it says the following:
    minitube: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `Qt_5.11′ not found (required by minitube)
    and doesn’t start at all

  2. Daniel says:

    Great Work !!

  3. jan says:

    Could you please make 2.9 version available again, since 3.0 version does not work.

  4. Tohotom says:

    Is there any chance (workaround) to install it on Ubuntu 18.04? If not, it might be a good idea to specify in the release note above, that Ubuntu 18.10 is the minimum requirement for it to run.

    • Flavio says:

      Libmpv >= 0.29.0 is required so it won’t run on 18.04 out of the box. I added the requirement in the project page.

    • Tohotom says:

      I’m just curious. Could minitube as a snap package solve the libmpv dependency issue on Ubuntu 18.04?

  5. Esta says:

    Problem after install:
    minitube: symbol lookup error: minitube: undefined symbol: mpv_render_context_create

  6. Pepe says:

    Since 3 Weeks is it not possible to see the youtube Videos sorted by Date even with setting to sort by Date. That was with the previews Version 2.9 and the newer Version 3.0 too on Ubuntu 18.10!
    Can you please fix it? Because then its useless to search an watch Videos with Minitube that way.

  7. Chimovski says:

    Hello, app updated from mac app store and now it won’t open.

    “Minitube cannot be opened because of a problem
    Check with the developer to make sure Minitube works with this version of OS X. You may need to reinstall the application. Be sure to install any available updates for the application and OS X”

    Tried reinstalling and restarting to no avail.

    OSX El Capitan 10.11.6

  8. antonio esperanca says:

    please don’t forget to update the flathup package.

    best regards

  9. Sachin says:

    Is there a way I can increase the playback speed ?

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