Minitube
Minitube 2.1.6
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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
What's New
Version 2.1.6:
  • Fix some videos not playing
  • Remove obsolete categories in the Browse tab
  • Updated translations
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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Minitube User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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burypromote

+16

Mfabache reviewed on 15 Feb 2014
Where the crunch did the Download option go? Please bring it back.
[Version 2.1.6]


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Mark Lee commented on 02 Jun 2011
— 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.
[Version 1.4.3]

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burypromote
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Flavio Tordini (developer) replied on 04 Jun 2011
Hi Mark,
the demo is identical to the full version except for the "reminder" box. It's that simple.
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Mark Lee replied on 04 Jun 2011
Flavio, so the Preferences menu is inaccessible in the full version too?
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Flavio Tordini (developer) replied on 06 Jun 2011
Yes, that's a small glitch I'll have to sort out. There are actually no preferences at all. That's my design philosophy :)
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Mark Lee replied on 06 Jun 2011
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. :(
burypromote
+2
Flavio Tordini (developer) replied on 29 Oct 2011
On Lion, now you have access to playback controls by moving the mouse to the top of the screen.
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+17

glinner reviewed on 28 May 2011
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)
[Version 1.4.3]


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Alessandro82 commented on 16 May 2011
why the linux version is free???? it s a shame also mactubes is really better so why bothering buying this app?
[Version 1.4.3]

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Flavio Tordini (developer) replied on 16 May 2011
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.
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glinner replied on 28 May 2011
To falvio - I think this has to be a troll. He gave Many Tricks' Usher a low rating, and that is kick-ass fantastic.
burypromote

+20
Schmiegel commented on 07 Feb 2011
This app isn't free anymore.
[Version 1.3]


burypromote

-6
Prologos commented on 14 Jul 2010
exzellent :-) thank you
[Version 1.0]


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Maresal commented on 24 Nov 2009
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.
[Version 0.8.1]


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+23

Leif Heflin reviewed on 16 Nov 2009
Very nice interface. Loads fast and all the essentials of youtube with no filler (comments, ads).
[Version 0.8]


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+2
Jvrlbrtr commented on 18 Oct 2009
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.
[Version 0.7]


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+1

+48
Pat320 commented on 13 Oct 2009
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.
[Version 0.7]


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Zarlino rated on 09 Jan 2014

[Version 2.1.5]



Zarlino rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 2.1.3]



Zarlino rated on 10 Jul 2013

[Version 2.1.1]



+29

Screentom rated on 30 Jun 2013

[Version 2.1]



Zarlino rated on 12 Apr 2013

[Version 2.0]



+29

Screentom rated on 07 Feb 2013

[Version 2.0]



Regina_Turowski-mata rated on 12 Dec 2012

[Version 1.9]



Zarlino rated on 11 Jun 2012

[Version 1.7.1]


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Date:05 Feb 2014
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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 full-screen and watch them play smoothly.

With Minitube you can search by keyword, search YouTube channels or just paste a YouTube URL.

Minitube is translated in more than 40 languages including German, French, Italian, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew and Chinese.


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