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.

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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
Changelog: 

Fixed playback 
Added option to insert your own youtube api key

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dumol's picture

Using my own API key, but can't get 720p videos even when specifically choosing the option. Any ideas?

Mister_Magister's picture

Not really sir, youtube is kinda broken when it comes to those standards stream, some work some doesn't and untill i get DASH working which will allow all resolutions (all as in all) then i don't think there is any fix to that

Leo_Moura's picture

After add the api key , the videos just load load ...

Mister_Magister's picture

Something must broke then

Bsingleto's picture

Yeah, sadly something has been broken for a while. Until last night i didnt understand or know how to put the API key in and havent been using my favorite app here on sailfish os. Well after putting in a API per the recent instructions, i'm no longer anonymously using YouTube which was a major benefit of this sailfish os app. But i get it now that i researched what API do and how they work for app development. Doesn't help with privacy and google, but it gets your app working. This is that was fixed by going through the process with googl3 cloud services to the API solved the playback issue I'd been having for over a month. It was fixed for about an hour of viewing with my newly acquired API v3 Key. But after returning to the app the next day, the same dreaded " CHECK INTERNET CONNECTION " where the only way to get videos to play is to close the app and start it again in order to play one video. Then repeat for every video, close, re open app, watch one video under my subscription, and repeat the process. The good thing is that my subscription list was update from upload date posted a month ago, to recently upload as of today's/ the current date. Now as of this evening, i cant get Trending videos to show or my subscription list to load a single video without the CHECK INTERNET CONNECTION on the screen. i have reinstalled it, refreshed cache, and installed it again via the desktop 7.rpm file. Not loading any videos at all now.

Mister_Magister's picture

", i'm no longer anonymously using YouTube" like if ealier you were. The only difference is that you were using my api key.

I'll look into issue.

Leo_Moura's picture

I love this app But in the last weeks im receiving an error: check internet connection. Any idea?

Mister_Magister's picture

Use your own youtube api key and all issues will go away

Bsingleto's picture

Donation Sent. i ENJOY using this app(smiley face with arms out)

Bsingleto's picture

Hehehe.... This is a FUNNY / angry / but correct post. i also had THIS issue solved with the same solution sadly, i still haven't donated to the developer like i said i was going to do once upon a time so i will do that before i report my latest issue, that i fixed once before also

fllp's picture

Since a few days videos will play with audio only, leaving the loading spinner animation running instead of showing a video.
I tried getting some debug info running microtube from the terminal but all i can make out is that video format '140' is chosen. No errors AFAICS.
is there any workaround?

fllp's picture

After digging around in the source code I found the commit introducing the audio only mode. For some reason I don't have a setting for this in microtubes preference page.
I ended up using dconf to fix it manually.

dconf write /apps/microtube/audioOnlyMode "false"
Mister_Magister's picture

you could just switch it like i said in other comment -_-

https://openrepos.net/comment/32811#comment-32811

fllp's picture

As a matter of fact no, there was no pulley to disable audio only. Just a greyed out one saying '720p'. Maybe it's me but could be an UX bug here

Mister_Magister's picture

No it's not, cause it's not in fucking pulldown menu. You didn't read what i wrote.

fllp's picture

Oh I'm sorry. I misread the 'pull up'. So it was in fact me.
Pardon the confusion

Bsingleto's picture

That was it! (swipe up in Portrait Mode) a simple fix! Thank you so much. eveutally i want to donate to this app and other developers apps i use. Thanks, next i will look in the direcrory to figure out how to store/backup the subscrption list. Not its only 5-15 subs, but back on my androd device i have one thousand accounts i'm subbed to, and it was no way i'm manually adding all those here. LOVE THR APP BTW

Mister_Magister's picture

Well there were plans to make loginning in into yt but that's not yet made.

as to config. in .local/share/microtube/microtube/APP_UNIX_NAME.db (it's sqlite db so you can use some sqlite viewer) you can add records to subscriptions table and it should work if you do it correctly :)

Bsingleto's picture

The video doesn't seem display, all i get sound. I dont want to re-install the application because i know the (my) subscription list will beblost forever (less then me writing down ever single sub manually )

Mister_Magister's picture

your subscription wouldn't really need to be lost there is microtube directory in .config/microtube and/or .local/share/microtube and nothing should remove them when u uninstall (or you can backup those)

Mister_Magister's picture

try  swiping up on the video while in the portrait mode like put your finger on video and move upwards. Maybe you got audio only mode :P

Ezreal's picture

The 720p option seems to be broken

Ezreal's picture

Often automatically jump to another video, and I want to set the default video quality

Kabouik's picture

Does playback in Microtube work on your Pro1 Mister_Magister? Mosen and I can search videos, but not playback.

Malakay's picture

Mister_magister - after update czech translation doesnt work, still in english :(

Mister_Magister's picture

kay i will check after new year

akikk88's picture

Cannot play any videos :(

Mister_Magister's picture

Try reinstall maybe?

Malakay's picture

Ill try

Malakay's picture

Hi, same problem. Yesterday it warked flawlessly, today keeps crashing even after deletin cache :(

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