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/libQt5Core.so.5: version `Qt_5.11′ not found (required by minitube)
    and doesn’t start at all

    • Flavio says:

      Yes, Ubuntu 18.10 is required because of libmpv >= 0.29.0

    • Gatay says:

      hello where can i download and how can i install libmpv >=0.29.0 please

    • exodoeviterno says:

      libmpv => 0.29.0 (0.29.1~bionic2) that is delivered by via ppa

      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/bionic-media

      sudo apt -y upgrade

    • exodoeviterno says:

      @Gatay

      libmpv => 0.29.0 (0.29.1~bionic2) that is delivered by via ppa.

      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/bionic-media

      sudo apt -y upgrade

  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.
    Thx

  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 ?

  10. Franjo says:

    Can you share the .exe file for the previous version for Windows. E.g. 2.9 or 2.8.

  11. Ricky says:

    Linux 32bits version? TNX!

  12. Invoked says:

    Crashed Thread: 0

    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
    Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY
    “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

    CONSOLE LOG – Appears the application is looking for a template/Symbol link that does not exist on OS version/systems that don’t support Touch Bar – Tested on 2013/2014 MacBook Air/10.11.6

    Application Specific Information:
    dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

    Dyld Error Message:
    Symbol not found: _NSImageNameTouchBarAudioInputTemplate
    Referenced from: /Users/USER/Desktop/Minitube.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/libmpv.1.dylib
    Expected in: /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/AppKit
    in /Users/USER/Desktop/Minitube.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/libmpv.1.dylib

  13. Robert says:

    installed http://flavio.tordini.org/files/minitube/minitube_2.9_amd64.deb on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine and works just fine. 3.0 gives Api error on 18.04

  14. DebianFan says:

    Sorry, i’ve not understand… it’s possible to order the videos for date, but from the oldest to the newest? This feature is fantastic for to see all the videos of a channel from the first to the last, it’s strange which is missing… because this app is really perfect! Thank you so much!

  15. Gionni says:

    Good software, but needs a function for to open a YT video by pasting link. And an addon for Firefox/Chrome: “Open this video with Minitube”. Without is incomplete. Thanks.

  16. XaRaI says:

    Yes , finally i have Minitube 3.0 running on Solus OS 4.0. Video and sound works great! Thanks Flavio :-)

  17. George says:

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    gentoo