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

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! :)

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

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