There are scores of YouTube downloaders and Players available on the internet that offers users loads of features to toy around with YouTube videos. These players and downloaders are not specified for any platform rather they are available for all the popular platforms like Mac OS and Linux.
MiniTube is just the right kind of utility that you should have if you are a big fan of YouTube videos and want to stream them seamlessly to your PC.
MiniTube is a popular desktop based YouTube Player initially released for Linux and Mac OS, but now after a lot of anticipation, the developers of MiniTube utility have released a Windows version.
What is MiniTube?
For all the users that don’t have any clue about MiniTube, it is a dedicated YouTube utility that allows users to download and stream YouTube videos in any of the available video formats. Users can also search for multitude of YouTube channels, switch between various video qualities, filter videos and even download YouTube video playlists in any of the quality they desire.
So what makes MiniTube better than the other players available on the internet is that it enables users to stream videos without having Adobe Flash player on their PC.
This means that all the users that use their netbooks and laptops to stream YouTube videos will be able to save battery power while streaming videos through MiniTube. Moreover you can also get rid of using memory hog internet browser that has an integrated Flash player to stream YouTube videos. Plus MiniTube provides options like ability to switch between video qualities real-time and the provision of downloading videos in the format of your choice.
How To use MiniTube Player?
It has a very simple user interface and the Windows version have the same options base as you would find on a Mac OS or a Linux version. On MiniTube homescreen, users have the option to search YouTube videos or channels.
All you need to do is choose the channel or put in the search keyword and hit ‘Watch’ button. Hitting the watch button will list down all the results matching to your query.
All the search results are displayed in a dedicated sidebar, the Top most search result automatically starts getting streamed and played. The main toolbar of the MiniTube holds options like playback modes and download settings. Users can play/pause or skip the video streaming, turn on/off the full-screen mode and download any video in a quality they like.
The video playback quality can be changed from within the main user interface by clicking on a button residing in the right corner. All the videos that you will download will go directly to the Videos folder but you can change download location as per your desire.
On the whole, MiniTube is an amazing YouTube video player utilizing minimal resources and giving maximum control to users. MiniTube runs on all the Windows versions including XP/Vista and Windows Vista. You can download MiniTube for free from their website.