The creator of flash-free desktop YouTube application 'Minutube' and stylish music player 'MiniTunes' has announced the release of a new application: MusicTube. Musictube is a mish-mash of the developers former two applications, and is designed to let you find, arrange and listen to whatever music you like - as long as it's on YouTube. The idea is similar to on-demand music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora: you search for an artist or a track and, if it's there, you can play it.
YouTube hates Ogv. Seriously. If you've ever taken the trouble to record a screencast of your desktop for a video tutorial; spent hours in PiTiVi editing a video of your hamster doing the macarena; or otherwise ended up with a video in the .ogv file format you'll know that this is true. Here's a quick script that makes conversion of ogv to avi a snap.
We’ve featured many Drag and Drop applets for Ubuntu’s Unity Launcher over the past few weeks, but this is the first one to support uploading to YouTube. The applet is by Tom LeJeune, whose Google+/Picasa […]
A minor "bugfix" update to Minitube - the desktop, flashfree YouTube app - is available for download.
Browsing around YouTube I also came across this pretty neat video review of the game by YouTube Ubuntu-er darockero11 that does an excellent job of showing off how the games works and just how addictive it can be...
Soon, all of Totem users' fast computers and high-speed internet connections will be reverting to 176x144 3GP youtube video.
Shotwell 0.8 has been released with some fantastic new features for users.
A new release of the excellent photo manager shotwell isn't that far off and from development so far it is packing a few new goodies...
Animated short fantasy film Sintel, created entirely in open-source 3D graphics suite Blender, has garnered over 1 million YouTube views, less than a week after its premiere.
Users accustomed to retrieving hard-copies (digital hard copies, that is) of online videos from various flash-using sites via the /tmp directory may be frustrated to learn that this no longer works. Recent versions of Adobe […]
The latest version of open-source flash player ‘Gnash’ boasts that ‘100% of all YouTube videos’ should now work using it. Gnash can be run as a standalone application or as a plugin for most popular […]
Canonical are currently the only Linux company to license H.264/AVC, the patented non-free technology used to compress video and favoured by companies such as Apple & Microsoft for HTML5 Video. Neither RedHat, makers of Fedora, […]