Minitube is a YouTube desktop application. It is written in C++ using the Qt framework. Contributing is welcome, especially in the Linux desktop integration area.
Translating Minitube to your language
Translations are done at https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/minitube/ Just register and apply for a language team. Please don't request translation merges on GitHub.
Google API Key
Google is now requiring an API key in order to access YouTube Data web services. Create a "Browser Key" at https://console.developers.google.com
The key must be specified at compile time as shown below. Alternatively Minitube can read an API key from the GOOGLE_API_KEY environment variable.
To compile Minitube you need at least Qt 5.0. The following Qt modules are needed: core, gui, widgets, network, sql (using the Sqlite plugin), script, dbus.
To be able to build on a Debian (or derivative) system:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential qttools5-dev-tools qt5-qmake qtscript5-dev libphonon4qt5-dev libqt5sql5-sqlite qt5-default
$ qmake "DEFINES += APP_GOOGLE_API_KEY=YourAPIKeyHere" $ make
Beware of the Qt 4 version of qmake!
Installing on Linux:
$ sudo make install
This is for packagers. End users should not install applications in this way.
A word about Phonon on Linux
To be able to actually watch videos you need a working Phonon setup. Please don't report bugs about this, ask for help on your distribution support channels.
Copyright (C) Flavio Tordini
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.