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Minitube is a YouTube desktop application. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream.

Minitube aims to create a TV-like experience. Minitube automatically plays videos one after another. So sit back and enjoy.

The simplicity of Minitube is great for kids and grandparents. Consider getting it as a gift for the whole family.

By consuming less CPU, Minitube preserves battery life and keeps your laptop cool. That's because Minitube takes advantage of QuickTime and does not use the Flash Player. Minitube plays HD videos up to 1080p. Go more...

What's New

Version 2.2:
  • Subscription context menu: Unsubscribe, Mark as Watched
  • Added --stop-after-this command line switch
  • Fixed bug with dragging playlist items from the thumbnail
  • Fixed some videos not playing
  • Updated translations

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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Mfabache Member IconReview+27
Mfabache
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Where the crunch did the Download option go? Please bring it back.

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Version 2.1.6
Mark Lee Member IconComment+97
Mark Lee
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— Needs playback controls in fullscreen mode
— Needs switchable playlists without having to type in the search field or relaunch the app

Maybe all that is available in the full version, but how am I supposed to know that without paying for the app first? Can't buy a product without knowing about it's capabilities.

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Version 1.4.3
Flavio Tordini (Developer)
+1

Hi Mark,
the demo is identical to the full version except for the "reminder" box. It's that simple.

Mark Lee
+0

Flavio, so the Preferences menu is inaccessible in the full version too?

Flavio Tordini (Developer)
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Yes, that's a small glitch I'll have to sort out. There are actually no preferences at all. That's my design philosophy :)

Mark Lee
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Flavio, ah, I see. Thanks for the reply.

But in any case, even though I really like your app, but due to lack of the aforementioned features (playback controls in fullscreen and the playlist thingy), I can't buy it. Otherwise it would be a downgrade from MacTubes for me.

I hope you will, at least, consider doing those. But until then, I'm stuck with stupid ugly MacTubes. :(

Flavio Tordini (Developer)
+2

On Lion, now you have access to playback controls by moving the mouse to the top of the screen.

glinner Member IconReview+34
glinner
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This is a superb lightweight YouTube client. i love that it doesn't use Adobe Flash.

the interface is very Mac-like. It behaves as you'd expect e.g. press the space bar to pause and play.

If you crave to see the comments, you can right click on a playing video, select the appropriate option and the YouTube webpage will open (and the Minitube client will pause playback)

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Version 1.4.3
Alessandro82 Member IconComment+41
Alessandro82
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why the linux version is free???? it s a shame also mactubes is really better so why bothering buying this app?

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Version 1.4.3
Flavio Tordini (Developer)
+3

Well, I guess it is unfair to give a halfstar on the basis that Linux version is free. It is a complex matter, if you're really interested come discuss it on my blog.

Mactubes is just different, if you took the time to the test the app you would know.

glinner
+1

To falvio - I think this has to be a troll. He gave Many Tricks' Usher a low rating, and that is kick-ass fantastic.

Schmiegel Member IconComment+31
Schmiegel
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This app isn't free anymore.

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Version 1.3
Prologos Member IconComment+24
Prologos
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exzellent :-) thank you

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Version 1.0
Maresal Member IconComment+1
Maresal
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Türkçe destek görmek güzel. 10.6.2 üzerinde de sorunsuz çalýþýyor. Lakin, arama sonrasýnda otomatik olarak ilk parçayý çalmasý ve referans ayarlarýna eriþememe durumu var.

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Version 0.8.1
Leif Heflin Member IconReview+105
Leif Heflin
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Very nice interface. Loads fast and all the essentials of youtube with no filler (comments, ads).

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Version 0.8
Jvrlbrtr Member IconComment+8
Jvrlbrtr
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This is simply an awesome tool.

The flash player plugin eats up 80% of cpu in my macbook pro.

This tool only uses 20-25% of cpu.

Really genius.

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Version 0.7
Pat320 Member IconComment+70
Pat320
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I like this application and use it a lot,

I would suggest some features:
browse author's videos
deleting bad keywords or history
Access informations at any time
Scroll in the video?
shortcut to put the next video to watch, or something to create a playlist…

The only con is the quicktime cache folder.
Use Minitube 1 hour and you get a >700MB large QT cache folder ;(

thanks for this freeware.

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Version 2.1.5
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Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.1
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Version 2.1
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Downloads 65,021
Version Downloads 41,083
License Demo
Date 18 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $12.17
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