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Minitube 1.0 Released

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Minitube ” the flashless desktop YouTube player ” has hit version 1.0.

Fixes n’ features include: –

  • Ability to play Full HD (1080p) videos
  • Ability to copy the YouTube link and the video stream URL to the clipboard
  • Fixed videos failing to play
  • Fixed missing caret in the search box
  • Better toolbar and icon theme integration on Linux with Qt >= 4.6
  • Completely removed tooltips


Annoying part? 1.0 packages for Ubuntu aren’t ready yet, but keep an eye on the Minitube PPA @
If you’re handy with your source code then you can download the source code [here] and build it like so: –

  • Open a terminal and enter the following: sudo apt-get install phonon-backend-gstreamer gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad build-essential qt4-dev-tools libphonon-dev
  • Now extract the Minitube source archive into your home folder: (right click > extract)
  • Using the terminal enter the extracted folder: cd minitube-1.0
  • Type: qmake && make && sudo make install
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