You know, Adobe Flash can such a bitch. When I have to do post that involves me going to Youtube to put up a trailer, I have to have an add-on that pauses the video or I’ll have browser freezes and such. I have a crappy laptop, so I have to make due. Until now.
Having Ubuntu has it perks. Because of the different OS, I can’t really look to BUY software and use many of the free open source stuff that’s out and about. Most of these free to use items, surprisingly, are even made for the other, more popular ones, known as Windows and Mac. This one, Mini-tube, is one of those cross-platform apps.
Mini-tube gives you the power of Youtube on to your desktop and then some. Once installed, you can search for videos like you normally do and watch it without the need to go on the site OR adobe flash. Minitube is not about cloning the original YouTube web interface, it aims to create a new TV-like experience, at least that’s what they say.
Other features include the ability to watch videos in 1080p AND download videos in MP4 format to watch on the go. Yes, people, you can download Mini-tube for Mac OS (either from the site or the App store), Windows (via the site) or Linux (via the site or if you have the Ubuntu Software Center, from there). Yes, it’s FREE….unless you feel like donating to them for a job well done.