Install MiniTube in Ubuntu, The Desktop Integration of YouTube!

If you spend most of your time in YouTube :) and searching for many ways to "YouTube" more easily. For instance, rather than opening your Web browser and typing the address, etc... what if you could easily watch and search YouTube videos on your GNU Linux desktop!... wouldn't that be nice?

That's exactly what the MiniTube app does. It has a GUI of its own and within that you can search, download, add to play-list, thumbnails previews... and according to the developers MinuTube uses less GPU thus resulting better battery time for laptop users and interestingly it does not even use Flash player!.

It fully supports the 1080p HD videos as well. It is released under GNU GPL license and is available for Mac OSX and Windows as well. The developer is a KDE geek it seems :)... well KDE was born in Europe and they have a thing for that... so, it is written in Qt rather than GTK+ but integrates well with Gnome desktop

The latest version is 1.4 and in Ubuntu you can easily install it using a PPA channel. First open your Terminal and issue the below command.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install minitube 

That's it. For MS Windows and Mac OSX users, you can get the appropriate packages from here.

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