Microtube

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This app is an alternative youtube client based on minitube. You can watch videos and subscribe to channels. There is no login to youtube account. Subscriptions are offline.

Subscriptions can be imported. Import is in pulldown menu on subscriptions page.

Youtube api key is required to run this app. That's unfortunate but required due to recent google api changes.

If you scroll left on main screen you will have access to categories. You can set default category in settings

Filters are only available if you search for something.

To cast to jupii, jupii needs to be running first and connected to device/

You can donate me here paypal.me/MisterMagister

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Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
File microtube-1.8.2-1.armv7hl.rpm192.13 KB03/06/2020 - 18:31
File microtube-1.8.2-1.i486.rpm216.78 KB03/06/2020 - 18:31
File microtube-2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm281.09 KB01/10/2020 - 19:38
File microtube-2.0-1.i486.rpm335.44 KB01/10/2020 - 19:38
Changelog: 

Forced own api key.
Subscriptions import
Channel searching and page
Comments
Categories
Filters
Jupii integration

Comments

Mister_Magister's picture

Finally some feature requests! Let's dig into that.

"Adding subscriptions directly from the list of finds using the dropdown menu doesn't seem to work "
thanks i will look into that

"Set the default playback and download resolutions in the settings. I'm using mobile data, it would be useful to minimise traffic."
So after you set video resolution it should be set permamently but sure i can add that switcher in settings too.

"Set the default download location in settings, so videos can go directly to the memory card."
sure thing sir

"There appears to be no feedback when downloading"
yeah i was quite lazy doing it so it kinda "just works… sometimes…"

"It would be useful to have the option to download only the audio for a video"
that will come when whole "audio only" mode will kick in okay?

"The option to search for a channel rather than just videos"
channels should be on top of the list and on the list even. Yeah i need to look into that

"It would be nice to have the option to order finds by views/ upload date etc."
basic sorting… got it

"Keep a video playing while searching for other videos"
i could kinda attach page with video

"Playlists/queues"
more work but doable

"Have the playing video displayed on the card like other video players do. Not important, but pretty"
here i have a problem. i have no idea what you mean. Could you explain?

"Thanks again, keep up the good work!"
thanks for donation!

Kleptoid's picture

Thanks for the reply, and also for the speed of the reply :) Gread to hear that resolution selection is already implemented. It sounds like you've already thought of much of what I suggested.

"i have no idea what you mean. Could you explain?"

As I say, this is totally not important, just eye-candy, if it's not easy to do it's probably not with the effort. In YTPlayer when a video is playing and you're on the multi-tasking view in sailfish you can see the video playing on the YTPlayer's app thumbnail. I'm suggesting microtube might do the same.

A couple more bugs...

Microtube is now telling me to "check internet connection". This happens both on mobile broadband and wifi. Is it happening for anyone else? It may not be a problem with the app, could youtube have changed something at their end? Could something have broken with my installation? Frustrating.

Error messages displayed in the find list, for instance the "check internet connection" mentioned above, or the message allowing loading of more finds, have the same drop-down menu as actual videos. Adding such system messages as subscriptions seems odd. Come to think of it, could attempting to do so be the thing that broke my microtube?

Mister_Magister's picture

Ah video on cover, well that's doable

Microtube is now telling me to "check internet connection" 
well check it lmao :P try restarting app or after you start app just wait for videos to appear? maybe you just have very slow internet. try removing .config/microtube maybe

"have the same drop-down menu as actual videos"
aw shit thanks

"could attempting to do so be the thing that broke my microtube"
nah still works for me

Kleptoid's picture

Perhaps it was just slow internet, it's working fine now :D

LeoQTMoura's picture

Wow fast u ..thnk you sooo much

Mister_Magister's picture

feel free to donate if u want :P

LeoQTMoura's picture

Doesn't work after the last sailfish update 3.2 . After a device reset , because i loveee this app , i can't to install ..just add the repo, refresh ...

Mister_Magister's picture

The latest version should fix it it works for at least 2 guys with 3.2. Try downloading it through website

yomark's picture

Fantastic! Made a small donation for your efforts.

Mister_Magister's picture

thanks <3

yomark's picture

Since upgrading to 3.2.0 i get these errors(video does not play ):

nown:0 - CachedHttp HIT QUrl("https://i.ytimg.com/vi/1nAUB0HTIQA/mqdefault.jpg")
[D] unknown:0 - CachedHttp HIT QUrl("https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XM-khsQbhjM/mqdefault.jpg")
[D] unknown:0 - CachedHttp HIT QUrl("https://i.ytimg.com/vi/hC_JKremaZE/mqdefault.jpg")
[D] unknown:0 - CachedHttp HIT QUrl("https://i.ytimg.com/vi/u9AM21C2UdY/mqdefault.jpg")
[D] unknown:0 - virtual bool PaginatedVideoSource::hasMoreVideos() "CDIQAA"
[W] modifyPageStack:113 - Error while modifying page stack: Error: Error while loading pa
ge: file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/VideoPlayer.qml:743 ScreenBlank is not a type

[W] unknown:483 - file:///usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/PageStack.js:483: Error: Error
while loading page: file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/VideoPlayer.qml:743 ScreenBlank
is not a type

[W] modifyPageStack:113 - Error while modifying page stack: Error: Error while loading pa
ge: file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/VideoPlayer.qml:743 ScreenBlank is not a type

[W] unknown:483 - file:///usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/PageStack.js:483: Error: Error
while loading page: file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/VideoPlayer.qml:743 ScreenBlank
is not a type

[W] modifyPageStack:113 - Error while modifying page stack: Error: Error while loading pa
ge: file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/VideoPlayer.qml:743 ScreenBlank is not a type

[W] unknown:483 - file:///usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/PageStack.js:483: Error: Error
while loading page: file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/VideoPlayer.qml:743 ScreenBlank
is not a type

^C
[nemo@Sailfish ~]$

Anyway, this is an fantastic app.

Mister_Magister's picture

fixed

Mister_Magister's picture

fix in testing

Mister_Magister's picture

Yes i am well aware of that. Will be fixed when i have actual 3.2

trial's picture

Almost Perfect App - this is what Youtube has had to be in a better world.

Mister_Magister's picture

Almost perfect? Then here is a scenario. You have full control over me and i can do everything with the app you want. What are you gonna do

robomike's picture

Installer acted a bit rudely for me, b/c MIME handling was afterwards set to open each URL with microtube. Had to delete some related mimeinfo.* - files and reboot to fix this. 

glanternier's picture

Where are the files to delete?

glanternier's picture

Thanks ! It worked :-)

Mister_Magister's picture

do you have sailfish 3.1.0.11?

robomike's picture

Yes, Xperia X with 3.1.0.11

Mister_Magister's picture

and here is the fix! install 1.7.2

robomike's picture

Wow! That's somehow impressive.  I removed microtube, installed the fix, and then tried to open a weblink from "Piepmatz" twitter client, and also from "DailyComics"-App - shit, nothing happens, they didn't open anymore. But after a reboot the MIME-handling for weblinks is back, and now whenever I tap on a weblink Sailfish asks me if I want to use the browser or microtube instead. 

I've never seen _that_ selection menu before, but it's okay....

Using Android (i. e. opening links from WhatsApp) there is still just the Android browser selection ("Browser" or Opera for me.)

Mister_Magister's picture

well i can't fix the android picker sorrey

Mister_Magister's picture

that selection menu came in 3.1.0.11 and i have never seen it too. didn't even know it existed in 3.1.0.11 lol

robomike's picture

Me too. Anyway: thanks for your great app. 

Mister_Magister's picture

fix comming really soon just need to confirm it works

 

minitreintje's picture

Gestures are awesome, congratulations!

Mister_Magister's picture

Also just so you know there exists picoplayer which plays local files or streams and also has gestures

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