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Minitube, YouTube Videos Without the Flash

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http://feedproxy.google.com – If I could give only one example of a program on Linux that does things right, it would be Minitube. Minitube is a YouTube client for Linux which not only allows you to watch YouTube videos Flash free, but it also supports viewing the HD videos on your desktop as well. Minitube's user interface is no doubt one of my favourite things about it. When you first open up Minitube, the only thing you get is a window with a search box, and a list of past searches. Once you make a search, you get a list of relevant videos, most recent videos, and most viewed videos. Install Minitube Flavio Tordini (the creator of Minitube) just added HD support to Minitube on the newest version, so to get all the goodness we will first need to add an extra PPA. The PPA we're going to add is ppa:neversfelde/ppa. To add it go open up a Terminal and type the command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neversfelde/ppa Now that we added the PPA, we can now install Minitube and some extra things which we need. To install everything, type in the following command in the Terminal: sudo apt-get install minitube phonon-backend-gstreamer gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad Now you're all set to use Minitube. You can now see it waiting for you on the "Applications -> Sound & Video" menu. Once you make a search, you can easily toggle HD off and on by clicking on the HD button on the bottom right. To open a video full screen, simply double click on the video or click on the "Full Screen" button on the top left. (HowTos)