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 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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