Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Minitube is a lightweight Youtube client, that enables the users to easily watch Youtube videos, by creating an endless video stream (playing one video after another), related to the searched keyword. And since it does not use the flash player, it consumes less CPU and preserves the battery of your laptop.
The latest version available is Minitube 2.2, which has been recently released, coming with bug-fixes and a few new features. Among others, it got a new “Stop after this” option, available either from the Playback menu and the command-line, allowing the user to stop the video playback after the current video, this feature being support by both Unity and GNOME Shell.
Also, there two new features have been implemented: Unsubscribe, from deleted channels and Mark as Watched.
In this article I will show you how to install Minitube 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to install Minitube 2.2 by hand. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential qt4-dev-tools libphonon-dev
Download the minitube archive, extract it and cd into the recently extracted directory:
$ wget flavio.tordini.org/files/minitube/minitube.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf minitube.tar.gz
$ cd minitube
Build the source and install Minitube 2.2:
$ sudo make install