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.

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

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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
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
Changelog: 
  • Fixed missing translations (if I removed some translations from already existing ones, please re-do those)
  • Updated Swedish translation
  • Updated Spanish translation

Comments

rob_k's picture

Great, thanks!

rob_k's picture

Yes, but for the moment I uninstalled Microtube... And it's still active.

Mister_Magister's picture

remove ~/.local/share/applications/microtube-url.desktop
run update-desktop-database ~/.local/share/applications/

rob_k's picture

Okay, thanks! Could you make the setting optional four opening urls with Microtube? I hardly ever need it. It remains after uninstalling too, which is not very useful. The app is very promising though, thanks four developing!

Mister_Magister's picture

I could but i rather wait for my domain handling patch to come in next sfos update

rob_k's picture

I'm searching how to get rid of this option. Mimer doesn't do the trick. What would be the best way to do this?

Mister_Magister's picture

em… it will reinstall itself every time you open microtube ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

rob_k's picture

Unfortunately, I'm not nemo but defaultuser on my XA2. Both nodejs and Microtube are not playing along completely. I can find videos, but can't play them :(

Mister_Magister's picture

Microtube is adjusted for other users. Node.js isn't though… i will build nodejs myself some time soon so just wait

delocoyo's picture

Node.js were installed. Now seems to work. Thanks

Mister_Magister's picture

:) 

PS: there's a reply function on openrepos

delocoyo's picture

In xa2. The app is able to search but it doesnt play the videos

Mister_Magister's picture

Have you installed node.js? Did you try restarting app (nodejs packages update every time you start it). 

Branja's picture

The app works amazing for me, but only on WiFi. On mobile data, it exits the app after a sec or two. Also, how does one import the subscriptions?

 

Edit: Xperia XA2 Single SIM SFOS 4

Mister_Magister's picture

Pull down menu -> Subscriptions -> Pull down menu -> import. Idk if it still work tho xd

JacekJagosz's picture

Could you give more info how did you test subscriptions import? I saved youtube.com to html in both Firefox and Edge (Chromium) and in both the app didn't do anything. Did you do it with Chrome, any other settings necessary?

Mister_Magister's picture

Ye it's broken then. I will have to steal use subscripton import from minitube its better.

enrish's picture

@emka1111 swipe up on the video while in portrait mode ;)

emka1111's picture

I installed yesterday, worked great, today does not play and does not download the image, only sound

Mister_Magister's picture

Funny :P

delocoyo's picture

Fantastic. Congrats for this new updatr. One thing, the node.js is sending any jngormation to Google?

Mister_Magister's picture

Most likely no, not because same thing is used in minitube. scripts used are youtube-dl nodejs port and some other parsers for searching. they do not use api key or anything check them out

 

https://github.com/fent/node-ytdl-core

 

https://github.com/TimeForANinja/node-ytsr

 

https://github.com/TimeForANinja/node-ytpl

TMavica's picture

Can u build 64 bit package?

Mister_Magister's picture

there's no nodejs 64bit package

enrish's picture

Well, I would really like to help but have no skills, so all I can do -and am good at- is testing if the app is idiot-proof... :)

enrish's picture

Yes! History, that's what I meant. I expressed myself poorly, but I see you're getting good at interpreting comments here, haha.

I believe swipes to rew and ffw are still soo much easier, especially over very long videos, but here we enter a subjective preference, so I see your point in not adding even more gestures. And to be frank the double tap (which I had not found, there you go) still serves my purposes most of the time, so thanks for pointing that out.

The strange thing about categories is that the the app never recovers usability once you tap on the not-working ones. But once newcomers know that they need to stay away from those, that's fine.

Btw I love the subscriptions offline and integration with jupii (it took me a while to find the button, I was looking in the share menu first).
Thanks for your work - Happy user here...

Mister_Magister's picture

History will be added to the categories view but some times later.

Yeah doubletap is more generally known, like if you come from android doubletap will be home for you. I should make some in app tutorial for first use of gestures because people don't know about audio only mode too :/

I know about not recovering from the error. Wanted to find why is that but got nowhere and it works without that so… i'll fix it some day

Thanks for using my app and support :3

enrish's picture

That you found a workaround for the YT API is really epic. It deserves much more buzz... maybe it needs to be advertised earlier in the description ;) For many of us API=no more youtube app, now we have it again. Yay!

Here is a little feedback while testing on my XA2, SFOS 3.04. I open and the screen gets populated with suggestions for most popular videos (default), I can click on them, and also search works. Troubles start if I move left, to the category pages. "Most popular" category still work, but if I click on music or gaming I get an empty screen with search field only. If I try to search anything I get the "check internet connection" message and from now it will follow me anywhere in the app: it will appear even under an already playing video, replacing every viedeo suggestion that was there before. Search won't work any longer either, I can only restart the app - or watch the rest of the video :) If I choose e.g. "music" as the default category in settings and restart the app, I get nothing, a blank page from the start (and "check internet" message if I search).

Now a humble feature suggestion: would it not be nice if, when playing full screen, a swipe left or right would FFW or REW the video? Exactly the way it is working with a vertical swype for the volume (It would work wonders for things like tutorial videos where you keep going back). How to go back in the app then? Just as it is now: after you tap on the video you get the chance to swype back. This would focus the viewing mode on video controls and you get further actions only after you tap .

Also it would be wonderful if one of the categories was "recently viewed".

Imho after these it would get the nirvana of a YT app :)     

 

 

 

 

 

Mister_Magister's picture

About the categories. For some countries it doesn't display them properly, can't do much about it. For example if you select country japan then gaming and music works. So just try to avoid them i really can't do anything about that

About the rewinding. just doubleclick to scroll by 5 seconds. if you want more then just use the progress bar imo. Also left/right swipe is for going back to videos list, could be removed but i don't think thats good idea :/ Microtube player has so many gestures that people forget about most of them lol

Categories are youtube categories so recently viewed is something completely different. But i was thinking about including history cause we are missing it.

Firefox84's picture

Really nice! The App is working fine again. Finally a working Youtube clientwithout having to strip your personal data :)

One suggestion, i know Jolla changed App Thumbnails to not rotate anymore. But would it be possible to make the content flippable? The thumbnail is quite big, but the video in it, quite small, as it is played in portrait mode instead of horizontal mode. I mean just as an option. So that flipping the phone would get the video in horizontal mode. F. ex. for a long travel, or if you lay down the couch, doesn't matter which orientation your phone has, but the video size is more important. Thanks! :)

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