The coolest thing about Minitube is it allows you to stream YouTube videos endlessly, without requiring you to install a Flash Player. Just type a keyword and then you can sit back and relax as you watch your favorite YouTube videos hassle-free.
I discovered Minitube while I was browsing the newly-renovated GetDeb.net. According to its official website “Minitube is a native YouTube client. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream. Minitube does not require the Flash Player.”
Minitube runs in Linux and Mac OS X only. Ubuntu users can get it here and here. For other Linux distros please find the download links here. Mac users can download the Minitube universal binary from here.
Based on my experience, Ubuntu 9.10 users need to install the following plugins for Minitube to work flawlessly:
- GStreamer Phonon
- GStreamer Bad Plug-ins