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Minitube is a program designed to help you watch YouTube videos without using a browser. This application provides you with a straightforward interface, brings you an efficient search tool, lets you subscribe to various YouTube channels, and plays video clips up to 1080p.
You can use the integrated search utility to find YouTube videos and channels. All you need to do is enter a keyword and click the Watch button. The application immediately shows you a list containing all clip results and lets you play the videos you like.
Minitube allows you to watch YouTube clips in fullscreen mode, adjust the sound volume accordingly, and share your favorite videos with friends from Facebook or Twitter directly from its interface.
An important disadvantage of this program is the fact that it doesn't allow you to log in to your YouTube account. Hence, you won't be able to check your Favorites list, video playlists, etc. by using this app.
Another thing I don't like about this tool is that it doesn't let you create your own video playlists. The program shows you the list with the search results and plays all found clips consecutively.
Even though the app comes with two flaws I still believe that it's worth a try. Minitube uses a small amount of CPU resources so it preserves battery life, comes with a reasonable price, and is very simple to handle.
- Intuitive interface
- Can play videos up to 1080p
- Available in many languages
- Comes with a powerful search tool
- Helps you preserve battery life
- Unable to create your own video playlists
- Unable to log in to your YouTube account