Aug 072011
 

minitubeMinitube it’s an application to watch youtube movie without using Flash or your browser, i’ve talked about it in a former article.

But from some time there were problems and the app was not able anymore to load properly the youtube video (this was with version 1.4.3 from around 1 month ago).

Flavio released on 5 of august a new release, the 1.5 that fixed this problem

Here I am with a new release that fixes the problem and adds a few features. Thanks to Mike Holenderski for emailing me details about the YouTube changes that broke Minitube. Besides watching videos again, you can now drag’n’drop YouTube links from your browser to the Minitube window. Also, Minitube is now more tolerant about which URLs are actually YouTube URLs.

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Mar 262011
 

UbuntuGood news, at the last Ubuntu Technical Board the members have voted against including (by default) Non-Free software in ubuntu distribution. The Ubuntu Technical Board is responsible for architectural and technical decisions in Ubuntu. They set the standards required for packaging and integration with Ubuntu, as well as signing off on the release process and goals, and are ultimately responsible for granting official status and access rights to developers and the leader is of course Mark Shuttleworth.
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Mar 092011
 

minitubeAfter the upgrade to 10.2 i’ve ran in a know Flash bug and now i can see youtube only in black and white, i’ve searched the net a bit and i’ve found that’s a common problem. The cause seems to be a combination of Flash 10.2, a recent YouTube change and the users graphics cards and seems to be browser-independent (can occur in Firefox 3.x, Firefox 4 beta as well as Chrome / Chromium).

If you have this bug too on webupd8.org there is an article with several fixes to the bug.
Personally i’m a bit tired of all these flash issue, and while waiting for html 5, i’ve took a look around to try some alternatives and in particular for youtube I’ve found minitube.
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3 Ways To Boot Ubuntu Linux From a USB Flash Drive

In this article we’ll see 3 way of installing Ubuntu on a USB drive. We’ll see how to create a live USB Ubuntu disk, just like your live CD. Only difference is that we’ll be booting and installing Ubuntu using this live USB diskette, and as last option how to do a full installation of [...]