Mepis 8.5 CR--The Minitube Thread

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Mepis 8.5 CR--The Minitube Thread

#1 Postby Stevo » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:24 pm

Update 18May 2011: Bugfix release 1.4.3 now in testing repo. Please let us know how it performs if you give it a try. Thanks!

Update 20 March 2011: The latest release, 1.4.1, is now available in the main test repository.

From the developer's notes:

This release introduces YouTube channels support in Minitube. At first I thought it would be just a minor feature. You just search for a username instead of keyword. No big deal. Boy, I was wrong. While trivial from a technical perspective, being able to watch YouTube channel in Minitube brings a whole new depth to the application. Discovering channels is easy thanks to the autocomplete popup, which suggests the most relevant channels for a given keyword.

Version 1.4 also fixes many playback problems. Some of them are actually caused by slow YouTube streams. Minitube now tries very hard to get a fast stream and discards slower ones.

Linux CLI users will enjoy a small new feature. Minitube now can be launched from the command line specifyng a keyword or YouTube URL.


Update: 29 July 2010 Minitube 1.1 should be available after tonight's sync in the main testing repository. This gets it working again after YouTube's changes. Tim tells me it locks up on the vesa driver, but work fine with any accelerated driver (Intel, Nvidia, ATI, openchrome)

Edit: Minitube is now available in the main CR.

Minitube 0.9.0 is available in the main test repo, and I'd would appreciate feedback on how it's working. Thanks!

minitube - 0.9-0mlrepo1

Version: 0.9-0mlrepo1
Section: video
Architecture: 32bit and 64bit
Description:
Minitube is a native YouTube client. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a small GUI.
Minitube does not require the Flash Player, instead it streams the mp4 .h264 video, using less CPU.
Minitube is not about cloning the original YouTube web interface, it aims to
create a new TV-like experience.

Homepage: http://flavio.tordini.org/minitube
Maintainer: Steve Pusser
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#2 Postby Woolly » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:27 pm

I downloaded the 32-bit version, watched a couple videos, and poked various buttons to see if I could break anything. There were a few times when the pause button wouldn't work and I couldn't skip around videos at all but everything else seems fine.

It definitely uses less CPU than YouTube itself.

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#3 Postby Stevo » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:56 pm

Bump: Minitube 1.1 is ready for the main test repo. Now uses the gstreamer backend, so suggest you upgrade to the community repo versions of gstreamer packages and ffmpeg.
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Re: Mepis 8.5 CR--The Minitube Thread

#4 Postby Stevo » Thu May 19, 2011 12:27 am

Bump: 1.4.3 is now in the testing repo...
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