Howto watch YouTube with only free software in Debian

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Re: Howto watch YouTube with only free software in Debian

Postby nadir » 2011-08-15 10:47

minitube 1.5 arrived in sid, 2011-08-15, and works (at least here).
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Re: Howto watch YouTube with only free software in Debian

Postby kedaha » 2011-11-06 18:24

The latest version 1.8 of Minitube is available but instructions are the same as above for version 1.6 and previous for Squeeze thus:
Prerequisites:
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# aptitude install build-essential qt4-dev-tools libphonon-dev libqtgui4 libqt4-xml libqt4-network libqt4-dbus phonon-backend-gstreamer gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad checkinstall

As normal user:
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cd ~/ && mkdir tmp && cd tmp/
wget http://flavio.tordini.org/files/minitube/minitube-1.8.tar.gz
tar xvzf minitube-1.8.tar.gz
cd minitube
qmake-qt4 && make

(qt3 is no good)
su to root:
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checkinstall

Optional: When it asks for a description for the package:" type Native YouTube Client and press enter twice.
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Re: Howto watch YouTube with only free software in Debian

Postby kedaha » 2012-09-28 07:18

A new version of Minitube1.9 is available and it works in stable!: To get it up and running directly from source:
The usual prerequisites:
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# aptitude install build-essential qt4-dev-tools libphonon-dev libqtgui4 libqt4-xml libqt4-network libqt4-dbus phonon-backend-gstreamer gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad checkinstall

As normal user:
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cd ~/ && mkdir tmp && cd tmp/
wget http://flavio.tordini.org/files/minitube/minitube-1.9.tar.gz
tar xvzf minitube-1.9.tar.gz
cd minitube
qmake-qt4 && make

(qt3 is no good)
su to root:
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checkinstall

Optional: When it asks for a description for the package:" type Native YouTube Client and press enter twice.
DONE!
The version presently available in sid 1.7-1.1 (at the time of posting this) lags behind but, if anyone wishes to try it, the package can be backported to squeeze using the method given here.
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Re: Howto watch YouTube with only free software in Debian

Postby lizbeth » 2012-10-27 13:38

I tried to build this and got the following error:


g++ -c -m64 -pipe -O2 -Wall -W -D_REENTRANT -DQT_WEBKIT -DAPP_VERSION=1.9 -DAPP_NAME=Minitube -DAPP_UNIX_NAME=minitube -DQT_USE_FAST_CONCATENATION -DQT_USE_FAST_OPERATOR_PLUS -DDATADIR=\"/usr/share\" -DPKGDATADIR=\"/usr/share/minitube\" -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_PHONON_LIB -DQT_DBUS_LIB -DQT_XML_LIB -DQT_GUI_LIB -DQT_NETWORK_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -DQT_SHARED -I/usr/share/qt4/mkspecs/linux-g++-64 -I. -I/usr/include/qt4/QtCore -I/usr/include/qt4/QtNetwork -I/usr/include/qt4/QtGui -I/usr/include/qt4/QtXml -I/usr/include/qt4/QtDBus -I/usr/include/phonon -I/usr/include/qt4 -Isrc/qtsingleapplication -Ilocale -I/usr/include/phonon -I/usr/include/qt4/phonon_compat -Ibuild/moc -o build/obj/qtlocalpeer.o src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp
src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp: In constructor ‘QtLocalPeer::QtLocalPeer(QObject*, const QString&)’:
src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp:104:54: error: ‘::getuid’ has not been declared
src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp:104:54: note: suggested alternative:
In file included from src/qtsingleapplication/qtlockedfile_unix.cpp:49:0,
from src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp:68:
/usr/include/unistd.h:694:16: note: ‘QtLP_Private::getuid’
make: *** [build/obj/qtlocalpeer.o] Error 1
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Re: Howto watch YouTube with only free software in Debian

Postby oswaldkelso » 2013-07-25 08:26

youtube-viewer works well and has a nice license from a free-software pov.
https://code.google.com/p/trizen/

There is also gtk-youtube-viewer I find it lighter than minitube and it offers more options
http://code.google.com/p/trizen/downloa ... l:Featured

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