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What is Tubbler?

Arrange the play order of your YouTube movies easily and sit back to watch movies in fullscreen, on your secondary display, or in a tiny floating window while working with other applications.

Apple Remote Support: Control movies comfortable with your Apple Remote.

No Flash Required: Tubbler plays movies without the requirement of the Adobe Flash Player.

Low CPU Usage: Without using the Flash Player Tubbler will lower CPU usage and increase your battery life.

What's New

Version 1.5.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


  • OS X 10.6.6 or later

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LuukLuuk Member IconReview+11

Nice ability to quickly enter some YouTube videos to a playlist, without further distraction.

The current version doesn't use flash player and has the ability of playrate control (so it probably uses HTML5?). This is of value with video lectures.

I've suggested the developer to implement the Closed Caption feature of YouTube, because some video lectures and documentaries contain high quality non-automatically generated subtitles :)

Another powerful addition would be quick play control with the cursors, to jump back 5 or 10 seconds: nice if you didn't hear a sentence correctly or need to rethink it.

I'm looking forward to the update! :D

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Version 1.5.1
Mark Lee Member IconComment+97
Mark Lee

This app would be very useful to me and, quite frankly, almost perfect for what I was looking for if not for one "small" detail: it doesn't fetch 720p or 1080p. Only plays 360p or whatever.

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Version 1.0.3
Mark Lee

Oh, and I just noticed it uses Flash Player for playback. That is not very good. Quicktime would be better.

Anyways, the app looks very promising. Hope the developer won't abandon it.

Mark Lee

There is a bug. If you try to switch to fullscreen mode while the playback is active, the dock hides, but Tubbler window stays the same size.

Celmaro (Developer)

We are not able to reproduce the problem with fullscreen.

If you have still the problem please send us a mail.

Neploleppard Member IconComment+23

This is pretty pointless, honestly. I have to agree with everyone that's said so previously. YouTube has a pop-out option to put a video into a free-floating window. The window is hardly an eyesore.

Combine that window with Afloat and it'll simply float on top of all of your windows so you can work with your video playing anywhere on your screen.

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Version 1.0.3
Celmaro (Developer)

Try it with a playlist and you will see what you get in the pop-out window.

I think your comment is pretty pointless, honestly.

Yh748964a Member IconReview+1

This is a beautiful little bit of software. It is a 'niche' product allowing me to play favourite videclips from YouTube without downloading them, but it fills its niche beautifully simply doing what I want. I will be interested to see what comes next from CelMaro.

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Version 1.0.1
Riseofchaos Member IconReview+76

Why is this app so underrated?
It's new but pretty stable, even under 10.7 Lion.
A video download feature would be a nice addition.

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Version 1.0.1

Thanks for your awesome comment.

Looks like there are stupid people out giving one stare ratings for things they don't understand.

Macinman Member IconComment+92

The program looks very promising however,

I'm not sure if I'm having a bug, or if the program is working properly. When I click on a video on the youtube site, it's not automatically added to tuble. I installed the safari extension and all checkable options are checked. When click one of the tubler buttons in the safari toolbar, then it works. Is this normal, or should the videos be automatically added, just by loading their page in the browser.


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Version 1.0

It's the current implementation.

You can use the Extension or you can drag a movie (thumbnail) from the search results or you can drag the current url of the running movie to Tubbler. There are different shortcuts to modify what Tubbler will do with the movie. (See application hepl)

Matthew Green Member IconComment+109
Matthew Green

rather pointless isn't it?

all it is, is a simple web browser geared up towards playing youtube videos in a manner similar to quicktime.

I was really hoping for proper quicktime implementation as that can play flv files natively without the need for flash at all

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Version 1.0

To make it based on QuickTime would not be a big problem and would have been much easier to implement.
The problem is that it's currently not official supported by Google. We have made successful tests getting the video URL's and starting the video in QuickTime.

Consider that there are many projects like this but many of them are stopped and the player not working.

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Downloads 8,512
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Date 05 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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