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

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daywalker's picture

Thanks. If searching for related videos is activated in settings, videos wont't play anymore by tapping them. Just related videos are listed below.

Mister_Magister's picture

Oh fuuuuuuuuuuu… erm thank, i will investigate

Malakay's picture

Hi Mister_Magister,
I have prepared Czech translation for microtube, please obtain it in the app. Thank you very much.

Download it here:
https://gofile.io/?c=vb0lov

Mister_Magister's picture

You can do it through github but anyway thanks! I will add it along with Dutch translation!

Malakay's picture

I wanted to, but I can´t upload to your github :D Thank you very much for understanding :) 

Mister_Magister's picture

but if you fork repo and upload to your repo you can make pull request. that's how it works :)

Malakay's picture

I didn´t ever do this, I dont know how. Here is repaired ts file, I found some mistakes in the uploaded one, mistakes were done by QT Linguist. I found it today when I was translating Fileman. So here you got fixed file:

https://gofile.io/?c=28gHJM

MIG's picture

No, it doesn't switch to automatic brightness.. I figured out how it works:
1. Set "global" brightness to high value from settings/swiping from top center
2. Start microtube
3. Set "global" brightness to lowest value from settings/swiping from top center
4. Visiting microtube changes the global brightness to the value set in 1 and doesn't change to value set in 3

The microtube shouldn't save the initial "global" brightness value and use it later.

Mister_Magister's picture

Ye it should i mean in landscape you have gestures to control brightess and i want to restore old brightness for you! Or you mean if you change brightness from settings not from gesture it should update saved value?

MIG's picture

Sorry for being unable to express myself better. I try to explain what I'm experiencing. This is a long writing and landscape mode app cover issue is presented also in the end of the post. Please, take your time to try out the steps I have presented. I'm pretty sure you'll understand. I also think that fixing the brightness issue won't take as much time as it took for me to write all this down.

My use  case is following:

I like to listen to some youtube channels while driving my car, I'm not watching the videos. I'm using Pitot and Pure Maps while driving. My XA2 phone has orientation patch so I the app covers rotate to landscape mode. In app cover view I can see my speed from Pitot's cover and from Pure Maps cover I see how far is the next turm, how far is the destination and how long it will take to drive there.

Usually, I start driving to home while the sun is up, so the display brightness is relatively high. When I'm back at home the sun have set already and it's dark. Thus, I must adjust the brightness on the way so that it's comfortable. As I have my phone in landscape orientation and I have started microtube while the display brightness was high, every time I go back to microtube to change the video, the brightness is set back to bright value. Even though I change the display brightness to dimmer value later.

 

I have bolded the text where it goes wrong (in my opinion). You can try it yourself:

(0. Close microtube if it's running)

  1. Set brightness to high value (no matter if your phone is in landscape or portrait orientation)
  2. Open the microtube
  3. Open some video in microtube 
  4. Turn your phone to landscape mode to view full screen
  5. Change the brightness to dimmer while still in landscape orientation (it doesn't matter if you do it by gesture or "manually" from phone's settings)
  6. Rotate your phone to portrait orientation (the brightness is set automatically back to brighter value by microtube)
  7. Change the brightness to dimmer while still in portrait orientation
  8. Turn the phone back to landscape orientation (the brightness is set to dimmer value automatically by microtube)
  9. Turn phone back to portrait orientation (now the display gets brighter even though you have set the brightness dimmer in portrait orientation in step 7!)
  10. Set the brightness back to dimmer value while still in portrait orientation
  11. Swipe from right to switch to cover view (now the display gets brighter even though you have set the brightness dimmer in portrait orientation in step 10!)
  12. Change the display brightness in cover view back to dimmer
  13. Go back to microtube while in portrait orientation (OK, the brightness statys dim)
  14. Swipe from right to see the cover view (now the display gets brighter even though you have set the brightness dimmer in step 12!)
  15. Now every time you open the microtube by tapping the app cover and then come back to cover view by swiping from right, the display brightness is as bright as you set in step 1. You can try to change the brightness in or out microtube, in landscape or portrait orientation, it doesn't help. Every single time you come from microtube back to app cover view the brightness is changed to the bright value by microtube.

Another issue is the video scaling for cover view in landscape orientation. The cover shows the video only partially (top left corner). The cover view is fine in portrait orientation.

Mister_Magister's picture

So yeah exactly what i said you want Microtube to update brightness changed by you and that's easily doable!

About cover… i'm kinda forcing it to be portrait mode so if you un-force that theeeen it's screwed. If you link me the patch for landscape covers i will do something about it

MIG's picture

Cool!

This cover video thingie.. I have found two issues:

  1. For cover, the video is shown only at first video and if you switch next from the cover. When you change to another video inside microtube app (not in cover), only title text is shown on the cover and no video at all.
  2. Another thing is in landscape mode. The video isn't always scaled correctly, sometimes only top left corner is cropped instead of scaling the whole video. After trials, I disabled "Default allowed orientations patch" it seems to fix "the cropping instead of scaling" problem, but doesn't fix the issue 1.
Mister_Magister's picture

I was fixing the first bug already geez. Ye i wanted cover to be always portrait so that patch really breaks it :/

MIG's picture

Well, I can live without that patch. So no need to fix the issue 2 for me. Thanks!

electristan's picture

Just installed Sailfish X on the Xperia 10, and then microtube. Everything works BUT

The video is streched to the width of the 21:9 screen, which causes the top and bottom on the video to br croped.

Any wait to "shrink" the screen to be formated to wight not width, as an option? or any other fix? there will be black bars on the right and left, but at least the whole video will be visable.

Thanks!

Mister_Magister's picture

In next update! please wait! There is button to switch between video filling screen or being 16:9 fully on display :)

electristan's picture

Thanks for the update to come and fast reaction :)

Mister_Magister's picture

New version is out!

MIG's picture

Thanks for a great app! Would it be possible to make an automatic brightness control optional? Every time I visit the utube app, my display brightness is changed. I want to keep the brightness untouched and at lowest setting while driving in the dark.

Mister_Magister's picture

It should keep your brightness untouched, dunno why is that happeing. Will investigate! It's related to gesture control of brightness i have to switch automatic brightness off

MIG's picture

Thanks for the reply! If there is something I can try to help figuring this out, let me know.

I supposed that the intention is that the brightness obeys the display brightness setting from phone's Settings.

FYI: I don't use automatic brightness setting. Device is single SIM XA2.

Mister_Magister's picture

Please check new version if bug is fixed!

Mister_Magister's picture

I think i fixed it!

So you have manual brightness enabled and you go to microtube and it switches it to automatic brightness?

Ingvix's picture

So do you have any idea to this date why some live streams at least don't seem to appear in the app? Even if search with the direct URL it won't show it. The same live radio as before is still not showing.

szopin's picture

Does microtube support livestreams? All players seem to not, you can install streamlinks python package it works for both youtube and twitch etc, can even feed it live to lls player, would be great addition like all apps incorporating youtube-dl

TMavica's picture

No control bar when in landscape mode, there is no playback bar there, only have 3 button (backward, play, forward). PS: Xperia.10 plus

Mister_Magister's picture

what do you mean control bar? the position/duration/seek?

TMavica's picture

Yesyes

Mister_Magister's picture

Also fixed in upcomming release!

Kleptoid's picture

Great app, thanks, donated! You deserve it :)

Adding subscriptions directly from the list of finds using the dropdown menu doesn't seem to work (XA2, sfos 3.1.0.11).

Also some feature requests...

Set the default playback and download resolutions in the settings. I'm using mobile data, it would be useful to minimise traffic.

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

There appears to be no feedback when downloading. Using the sailfish transfers or some other progress indicator and competition notification would be nice.

It would be useful to have the option to download only the audio for a video.

The option to search for a channel rather than just videos. I wanted to subscribe to a channel who's name is present in a lot of popular video titles, it took a lot of scrolling to find one published by the actual channel.

It would be nice to have the option to order finds by views/ upload date etc.

And a few things that would be useful but by no means are essential...

Keep a video playing while searching for other videos.

Playlists/queues.

Have the playing video displayed on the card like other video players do. Not important, but pretty.

Thanks again, keep up the good work!

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