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Minitube3.5

07 August 2020

Native YouTube client.

Overview

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. It automatically plays videos one after another, so sit back and enjoy.

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.

What's new in Minitube

Version 3.5:
  • Fixed some videos not playing
  • Updated translations

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How would you rate Minitube app?

15 Reviews of Minitube

5
DragonMaster
24 December 2019
Version: 3.3

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WOW!!! This is a great app. No browser needed. Flexible. Idiot proof. Running on Catalina with zero issues.
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5
DragonMaster
24 December 2019
Version: 3.3
WOW!!! This is a great app. No browser needed. Flexible. Idiot proof. Running on Catalina with zero issues.
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5
Zampom
17 September 2015
Version: 2.5
Great application that I have been using for more than 5 years. Please note, however, support for 10.6 was dropped with version 2.5.
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2.5
Hkim
07 May 2015
Version: 2.4
This software works but is akward to use: a de facto search listing that is permanantly stuck on the left, with video snapshots first, INSTEAD of video titles. A simple list of video titles would be far more useful than this clutter! The option to download a video is no longer available and the nag pop-ups for the demo does not help when the demo is for 20 days, as it is.
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3.5
Mfabache
15 February 2014
Version: 2.1.6
Where the crunch did the Download option go? Please bring it back.
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Mark-Lee
02 June 2011
Version: 1.4.3
— 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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glinner
28 May 2011
Version: 1.4.3
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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Alessandro82
16 May 2011
Version: 1.4.3
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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Prologos
14 July 2010
Version: 1.0
exzellent :-) thank you
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Maresal
24 November 2009
Version: 0.8.1
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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5
Leif-Heflin
17 November 2009
Version: 0.8
Very nice interface. Loads fast and all the essentials of youtube with no filler (comments, ads).
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Jvrlbrtr
18 October 2009
Version: 0.7
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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Pat320
14 October 2009
Version: 0.7
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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Darukaru
08 September 2009
Version: 0.6
Not bad at all. Plays videos with much lower CPU usage than Flash in a browser. What it could really use is the ability to access subscriptions and to browse a user's videos and playlists. As it stands, multi-part videos are difficult to access because searching won't necessarily bring all the parts up in order.
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Tgv
31 July 2009
Version: 0.5
The application doesn't get very far on my MacBook. As soon as I have typed a few characters, it hangs indefinitely (in QThreadStorageData > QHostInfo > QWaitCondition, says Activity Monitory).
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4
Mitch-de
07 July 2009
Version: 0.4
Really nice und useful. Much better than other tube tools which work more like an browser window.
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