MiniTube has been updated with a rather nifty new feature: account-free channel subscriptions.
Version 2.1 of the Adobe Flash-free desktop video player lets you directly subscribe to YouTube channels without needing to login with a YouTube account.
Even better for Ubuntu users, when a new video is available on a subscribed channel a notification bubble will appear.
This latest update also features the following changes:
- VEVO video playback fixed
- Faster startup
- Improved playlist
- Skipping to the next video now works on Linux
Heading to Ubuntu Software Centre
MiniTube 2.1 will be available to install from the Ubuntu Software Centre in the coming days.
App developer Flavio Tordini hopes that distributing updates directly via the Software Centre will allow ‘easier to install and more up-to-date Minitube for Ubuntu users’.
It’s important that I point out that the updated version will need to be installed manually. If you have an existing version of MiniTube installed, from either a PPA, .Deb or the Ubuntu repositories, you should uninstall it prior to upgrading.
MiniTube 2.1 is not currently live on the Software Centre, but we’ll let you know as soon as it is. In the meantime you can browse the source code on Gitorious.
Update: MiniTube 2.1 is now available on Ubuntu 13.04.