Microtube

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This app is an alternative youtube client. You can watch videos and subscribe to channels. Subscriptions are offline.

If you have issues installing 3.0. Remove microtube, remove nodejs and then try again. You need nodejs18 package available in my repo.

Subscriptions can be imported. Import is in pulldown menu on subscriptions page. You need to be logged in to import subscriptions.

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

Liking is only available if you log in.

Microtube is using https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube scope, make sure you have youtube data api as well as this scope enabled.

After you enable the scope, if you are already logged in, you have to relog!

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

Screenshots: 
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
File microtube-2.1.3-1.i486.rpm422.5 KB06/11/2021 - 02:14
File microtube-2.1.3-1.armv7hl.rpm345.42 KB06/11/2021 - 02:14
File microtube-2.1.3-1.aarch64.rpm370.11 KB06/11/2021 - 02:14
File microtube-2.1.4-1.armv7hl.rpm345.55 KB07/11/2021 - 01:06
File microtube-2.1.4-1.aarch64.rpm370.55 KB07/11/2021 - 01:06
File microtube-2.1.4-1.i486.rpm423.31 KB07/11/2021 - 01:06
File microtube-2.1.5-1.aarch64.rpm370.45 KB08/11/2021 - 23:18
File microtube-2.1.5-1.armv7hl.rpm345.37 KB08/11/2021 - 23:18
File microtube-2.1.5-1.i486.rpm422.5 KB08/11/2021 - 23:18
File microtube-3.0.0-1.aarch64.rpm590.09 KB16/06/2022 - 10:00
File microtube-3.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm568.3 KB16/06/2022 - 10:00
File microtube-3.0.0-1.i486.rpm626.2 KB16/06/2022 - 10:00
Changelog: 

Complete and absolute overwrite, without minitube. Added login and comments and my custom video player that allows 1080p+ videos.

Comments

Khazarli's picture

Something about week of using. Reporting all issues I had and still have:

1. Microtube stopped working for no reason. I simply reinstalled nodejs18 and it started working as it did before. This one is for case if somebody else got same bug

2. Not every video loads from first attempt. Sometimes it needs to be pressed twice or more, sometimes even with app restart.

3. Can't select my region (Azerbaijan)

4. No "recomendations" tab as it was on stock youtube app and web version of it.

5. I still have an issue with slightly lagging videos, they run something about 24 fps, and it could be seen comparing web version with Microtube.

6. Also can't import my subscriptions, it's stuck on Importing 0/0. I used OAuth V2 API for desktop to login. App shows that I'm logged in (Logout from youtube button)

Mister_Magister's picture

2. happens it's not like the libs are perfect but at least they work and we have to deal with that because of youtube's bullshit

4. You cannot have recommendations without tracking, which i do not allow
any similar thing to it is just the popular vids
6. did you enable youtube data api?

Khazarli's picture

Thanks again for support
6. Not sure... I have it on, and I see it got some requests in console.

Mister_Magister's picture

I've added some more detailed info about that in description, check it out

TMavica's picture

Cant import subscription, it show importing 0/0, maybe i miss some setting in google developer page?

Mister_Magister's picture

did you enable youtube data api scope

TMavica's picture

Yes, api v3v4?

Mister_Magister's picture

I've added some more detailed info about that in description, check it out

Khazarli's picture

Great application update! Works perfect since I last time downloaded it. 
But it has some issues:

1. Every video somehow lags on my Xperia XA2 running Sailfish OS 4.3. Not same smooth as if it was through Browser or some android application as like NewPipe.
2. No history :c (brynz already said about it, but anyways)

ferlanero's picture

No lags here. Maybe connection issues?

Khazarli's picture

No, connection is perfect. It lags in meaning it doesn't go in 60 fps as usually, something around 24 I guess

Mister_Magister's picture

Could be something related to hw decoding of vp9. Since jolla managed to break decoding of avc1, i wouldn't be surprised

Mister_Magister's picture

Are you running 4K? :D Maybe resolution is too high? no reason why would it lag

Khazarli's picture

Actually I ran 1080p first time. I thought it also may do some lags, so I switched 720p, but it didn't help.

brynz's picture

Grateful for musthave apps. It would be great to have view history in microtube

Mister_Magister's picture

will add it to massive todo list :P But currently i'll be shifting focus back to yotti 

JacekJagosz's picture

What type of app should we select when creatong an OAuth key? I selected internet app, and when I then try to log in utube I a web page opens that this type is not supported.

Mister_Magister's picture

Desktop app will do
You need to allow youtube data api scope

elkiaer's picture

I have run "zypper ref && zypper dup" and could see that nodejs will be removed and nodejs18 will be installed.
That didn't help.
I will now try to uninstall nodejs18 and see if that helps.

Mister_Magister's picture

nodejs18 has to be installed though

enrish's picture

Xa2 4.2 Small glitch: when you click on a channel you are taken to the channel page, but the links to videos listed there do not work. Well, who cares, everything works so much better. This update was a wonderful job. Thanks a lot. Grab a fresh beer!

Mister_Magister's picture

yeah but you can click play all and then it will work :D I forgot to fix it

elkiaer's picture

Can't install microtube-3.0.0-1.aarch64.rpm on my Sonny 10III, receive an error, also when downloading the installation file to the phone.
Command "rpm" not found

Mister_Magister's picture

Something is broken with your phone

elkiaer's picture

What could it be, for example, I am able to install Musikilo.

Mister_Magister's picture

have you tried uninstalling microtube and nodejs first like description mentioned?

Bsingleto's picture

Looks like some wotk is going on here. videos on the initial page after the app is opened load now. Yippy. Search results don't give back any results but i can tell something is in the works. excited. When trying to load subscription list, its empty because i deleted my cache files and data associated with the app. You know what woulf be nice and a game changer here on Jolla would be the option for this app to recognize my /json/db/opml/csv files of my backed up YT subscription list from the saved file feom my android storage download folder or any folder file.

Bsingleto's picture

Its actually unavailable to download. i uninstalled this app since it wasnt working to my standards again with that no connection " error once again. I knew what that means again so i removed the app. Its been enjoyable but since it stop working for more then a week, i knew it was somehow broken again. updates and broken services happen every other season with this repo app so i will check back on it and hopefully its useable in the second half of 2022. Thanka for all the work on thia app

Mister_Magister's picture

Good news i'm completely remaking microtube, without minitube backend, so that i have way more control over what happens and such issue shouldn't happen anymore

NGC_Ollie's picture

Hi, thanks a lot for this tool, I use it on a daily basis. Since a few weeks the download is pretty slow and watching videos almost impossible. Is this maybe of youtube-dl, there seems to be a bug, or a similar issue? Maybe yt-dlp is an alternative?

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