YouTube Client Minitube 2.1.6 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu

February 7, 2014 — 1 Comment

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Minitube, the YouTube desktop application has just released version 2.1.6 with a fix for the playback of some YouTube videos. A minor change in Minitube’s Browse tab removes some so-called standard feeds like Most Shared, etc.

This simple tutorial will show you how to install or upgrade to the latest build of Minitube in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and their derivatives via the PPA repository.

What is Minitube:

Minitube is a lightweight and stylish YouTube application. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream.

By automatically playing videos one after another, Minitube aims to create a TV-like experience. Stop fiddling, just sit back and enjoy.

Minitube is designed to be very easy to use. This simplicity is great for kids and grandparents. Consider getting Minitube as a gift for the whole family.

Minitube consumes less CPU, preserves battery life and keeps your laptop cool. That’s because Minitube 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 link. Related videos are always a click away. You can also browse top videos for your favorite category and country. You can subscribe to YouTube channels and be notified of new videos.

Minitube is translated in more than 30 languages including German, French, Italian, Russian, Danish, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew and Chinese.


Install Minitube:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install minitube

This will install the latest build of minitube from the webupd8 team PPA.

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One response to YouTube Client Minitube 2.1.6 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu

  1. it crashes … do i fix it/

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