Minitube – watch YouTube videos in a new way

Minitube is an open source application for watching YouTube without using Flash.

It’s a native YouTube client. Watch YouTube in a different way; type a keyword and Minitube offers an endless video stream.

Please be aware that Minitube is not the most stable application and it can prove a challenge to watch videos on certain Ubuntu and Debian configurations.

Features include:

  • Plays HD videos up to 1080p. Go full-screen and watch them play smoothly.
  • Subscribe to YouTube channels and be notified of new videos without needing a YouTube account.
  • Find missing parts of a multi-part video.
  • Take video snapshots at full resolution.
  • Sort videos by relevance, date, view count and rating.
  • Filter videos by publication date, video duration and video quality.
  • Choose the maximum video resolution up to 1080p.
  • Editable playlist: drag’n’drop and remove videos.
  • Search by keyword, channel name or paste a YouTube link. Suggestions while typing.
  • Spell suggestions: “Did you mean…”.
  • Remembers recent keywords and channels.
  • YouTube categories: “Most Popular”, “Music”, “Games”, etc.
  • Related videos.
  • Compact mode: a small, always-on-top window.
  • Full screen mode: mouse cursor, toolbar and playlist autohide.
  • Float on top.
  • Stop after this video option.
  • Copy YouTube link to clipboard.
  • Share on Facebook, Twitter, Buffer and via email.
  • Conserve battery power by not using the Flash Player.
  • Translated to more than 30 languages including German, French, Italian, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, and Chinese.

Developer: Geometer Plus LLC
License: GNU GPL v2


Minitube is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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