Installing Minitube on Linux

The binary download is just a “best effort”. The proper way to install Minitube on Linux is through packages built for your distribution.

Unzip what you have downloaded and run minitube. You’ll have to create a launcher by yourself. Icons for the launcher can be found inside the data directory. The 256×256 icon should be fine. Also make sure you install the needed dependencies.


Minitube depends on the Qt framework version 4.8.x

On Ubuntu and other Debian derivatives you can install the dependencies with the following command:

sudo apt-get install libqtgui4 libqt4-xml libqt4-network libqt4-dbus phonon-backend-vlc

Video playback issues

Should you experience playback issues, you can try removing other Phonon backends:

sudo apt-get remove phonon-backend-xine phonon-backend-gstreamer


You have to find a package for your distribution or you’ll have to build by yourself. Just follow the INSTALL information you’ll find in the sources download.


Available packages may be outdated. Versions prior to 1.8 don’t work anymore.
Ubuntu and Debian have a Minitube package, although it is not always updated. The Webupd8 PPA always has the latest version packaged for Ubuntu.

Gentoo has an official ebuild ready to be emerged. Also Slackware has an official build. ArchLinux users have their package too. OpenSUSE has user contributed RPMs