Wednesday, July 3, 2013

How to Build , Compile and Install miniTube 2.1 on Ubuntu 13.04

miniTube is a popular software for Watching and Downloading videos from YouTube and Other popular video streaming websites. There are thousand of software available on both Windows and Mac Operating Systems. But on Linux , these softwares are limited. miniTube is one of them and the best. miniTube is a cross platform software , it supports Linux , Windows and Mac systems.

miniTube supports both streaming and Downloading , You can either watch or You can download videos at any Quality , say 360p or higher. Before you use miniTube , please ensure that you have Adobe Flash player and other multimedia plugins.

How to Install miniTube 

You can use Software center , it is the easiest method. This method has some restrictions , software center may have an older version than the latest version. So we need to download it from the developer site. I downloaded the source code and compiled on my machine. In this tutorial , i will explain How to Install latest miniTube on your System .


1. Download source code . Click on the latest release.After Download , You can find it in Downloads folder.

2. Prepare your System to compile and install programs. If you Installed Ubuntu from live USB disk , or downloaded from the Ubuntu website. You need to download and Install this package. This package helps you to compile and Install softwares from source code.


Open Terminal windows

Enter this line of code :
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sudo apt-get install build-essential qt4-dev-tools libphonon-dev

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Step one : Enter above code on Terminal 

Enter your password and continue , Press Y if you want to install this package. Size of this package nearly 100-150 MB.


3. After installing this software , go back to Downloads folder , you can see the minitube.tar.bz file . Select and right click on it . Then Extract here. 

4. Go back to Terminal windows  , navigate it to extracted the folder.

Type this line of code :
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cd Downloads/minitube 

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This is on my computer. CD means change directory. If you download it in another place , give that destination.

5. Then enter this line

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qmake 

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6. Enter next code

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make 

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7. Wait unitll it finishes , it may take several times


8. If it finishes , then enter this line on Terminal

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./build/target/minitube

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This code will run minitube 2.1


9.If you want to install this application run another code

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sudo make install

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10. Now you can search it on Unity Dash. You will see one icon ( Unknown ). Click on it


minitube 2.1



How to Install icon

1 Open Terminal and Enter this code


sudo cp Downloads/minitube/data/256x256/minitube.png  /usr/share/icons/


Enter above code
Note : This code will work if and only if you extract it in Downloads folder.

You can see these images in Downloads/minitube/data folder

minitube on Unity Dash

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