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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.

IMPORTANT! In order for microtube to work, you need to install Kabouik's nodejs app from here

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.

No longer! No API key required!

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.

Microtube uses SponsorBlock plugin

You can donate me here paypal.me/MisterMagister

Application versions: 
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
File microtube-2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm332.53 KB25/03/2021 - 14:41
File microtube-2.1.1-1.armv7hl.rpm332.61 KB30/03/2021 - 00:06
File microtube-2.1.2-1.armv7hl.rpm337.87 KB03/04/2021 - 15:26
  • Fixed missing translations (if I removed some translations from already existing ones, please re-do those)
  • Updated Swedish translation
  • Updated Spanish translation


Mister_Magister's picture

I'm not really sure what do you mean. I assume you are talking about app cover on the main screen. And you want to video in it be horizontal when your phone is in landscape so technically the covers stay vertical, don't rotate with your phone but you want the video to rotate 90° and fill the cover?

Firefox84's picture

Exactely, but i just realized that all other apps also stay in porträt mode. Its just that with the video

horizontal mode would make more sense, as the video would get bigger. As i said, its just an idea :)

Mister_Magister's picture

Enjoy the update

Mister_Magister's picture

Also added same thing to PicoPlayer

Mister_Magister's picture

Man you owe me a beer :D Just kidding

Expect it in next update which will come out once spanish translation gets updated because i want to release all translation updates 

Mister_Magister's picture

Guys i just released hotfix. Turns out it was working only for me and not for anyone else so now it's fixed sorry for issue

Bsingleto's picture

Nice to see this program has been updated recently. Sadly ive given up on this prooject! I applaud the work of Minster_Magister but approximately 6 months without my favorite youtube app working with an API KEY that i figured out how to acquire and associate with this app to get it working and it still didny work. I've officially uninstalled Microtube and about a month into my YT subscription project of RE - subscribing to my one thousand plus channels via RSS/Atom feeds. Its tedious and I'm only at 100 added so far but at least i wont be at the mercy of Microtube, SkyTube, or NewPipe being available on whatever the next OS system i migrate to next in the future. So along side my RSS YT feed im currently using SkyTube on android runtime here through Sailfish OS and it runs great with Sailfish 4.0 recent update. I just now have a portion of my YT sub list doubled up through my rss reader FeedMe and thats okay with me verse having Microtube Not working because of whatever changes googles API does every quarter it seems.

dfstorm's picture

please redirect your complain to the google company for not providing a youtube native app for SailfishOS ;) And please, please... Don't shit on people trying to develop app on their own free time and then giving it away for free. That kind of comment are really anoying and give nothing but sadness to people who invest a lot.

Mister_Magister's picture

Thanks man, that was nice.

Currently, we (me and papa minitube project) are using NodeJS libs for getting search results and video URL, which are constantly updated (I update them/check for updates on every microtube launch), so possibility of microtube dying is significantly lower now

Mister_Magister's picture

Welp… I did my best heh

JacekJagosz's picture

Unfortunately I can't play any videos, I made sure it is in fact the newest version and I have installed nodejs. No matter how many times I press play button nothing happens. Here is my terminal output, maybe that is of help?

[D] unknown:0 - Using Wayland-EGL
[W] unknown:119 - file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/Main.qml:119:20: QML ListModel: All ListElement declarations are empty, no roles can be created unless dynamicRoles is set.
[W] unknown:96 - file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/components/VideoElement.qml:96: TypeError: Cannot read property 'formattedDuration' of undefined
[W] unknown:100 - file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/components/VideoElement.qml:100: TypeError: Cannot read property 'formattedDuration' of undefined
[W] unknown:128 - file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/components/VideoElement.qml:128: TypeError: Cannot read property 'kind' of undefined
[W] unknown:96 - file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/components/VideoElement.qml:96: TypeError: Cannot read property 'formattedDuration' of undefined
[W] unknown:100 - file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/components/VideoElement.qml:100: TypeError: Cannot read property 'formattedDuration' of undefined
[W] unknown:128 - file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/components/VideoElement.qml:128: TypeError: Cannot read property 'kind' of undefined
[W] unknown:35 - file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/VideoPlayer.qml:35:1: QML VideoPlayer: <Unknown File>:10: Cannot assign to non-existent property "model"
[W] unknown:0 - Both point size and pixel size set. Using pixel size.
[D] expression for script:251 - Warning: Slider.maximumValue needs to be higher than Slider.minimumValue
[W] unknown:-1 - file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/components/VideoElement.qml: Object destroyed during incubation
[W] unknown:-1 - file:///usr/share/microtube/qml/pages/components/VideoElement.qml: Object destroyed during incubation
[W] unknown:0 - "There are still \"1\" items in the process of being created at engine destruction."

I'm using Xperia 10 with Koli.

Mister_Magister's picture

Well then 4.0 is not supported xD Who would want 4.0 anyway

JacekJagosz's picture

Well, the newer Gecko makes it hard to pass up for me.

yomark's picture

Tnx! Missing nodejs dependancy on latest version.

Mister_Magister's picture

And what did i say?

maslovalex's picture

For about a month videos are not playing :( API-Key is in place. Search works, thumbnails shown, but video does not play. Spinning wheel when play button pressed. (XA2, 4.01.45 same under 3.4...)

Mister_Magister's picture

i know

objectifnul's picture

As I have no Google or Youtube account, and do not want to have one, Microtube 2.x appears to be useless for me. So I reverted to v1.8.

Mister_Magister's picture

like it will work on 1.8 with my api key lmao its 99% of the time used up so good luck lmao. 

Or just ask someone for their api key

objectifnul's picture

Okay, sorry for misunderstanding. I'll just stop using it until I get an other API key.

Polecat2003's picture

Русский язык планируется?

Klaas's picture

Then something has changed
Due to Google's policy?

Bsingleto's picture

I know this sucks. I went through the process of getting a api key. It took a while and i had to watch a couple YT videos oh how to do it, but i did it and it'll make the app work better. BUT NOW , i think im going to do a search online and see if i can just borrow someone elses key, because yes, google still has by video browsing history attached to my google ID.

Mister_Magister's picture

Now google's api key is super limited. Like… you can do max 100 searches per day not including watching videos etc. i don't have the money to pay google for its api key unfortunately. In youtube alternative apps for example app for kodi, people use own api key for ages. Minitube on arch comes without api key even

fllp's picture

Do you know NewPipe? It's an Android App and they say they parse the YouTube website but maybe this project is worth having a look at: https://github.com/TeamNewPipe/NewPipe
As they circumvent the API altogether, this could be a solution for Microtube as well. That is, if the implementation isn't too involved (haven't looked at the source)

Mister_Magister's picture

scraping website for everything would be huge PITA and it does't go well with our plans of having log in.

Klaas's picture

Thanks. I did. Problem: Google asks for my account, but I don't have one and don't want one.

Mister_Magister's picture

Too bad, you won't have youtube.

Klaas's picture

Even video's in subscription don't work. I am not a dev. Can you help?

Klaas's picture

I don't have an api key, never had. Where to find it?