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YTube, original Cutetube fork

5 July 2012Entry by

While Cutetube-QML is the most popular YouTube client, the alternatives do show up. One that was found is YTube.

YTube is a fork of the original Cutetube (non QML one), the long-standing YouTube client for the N900. With the original CuteTube being overshadowed by it’s successor, YTube offers some of it’s functionality, fixes bugs, and adds in it’s own new features.

Perhaps the greatest thing YTube has to offer is complete multi-account functionality. Very useful, if you have more than one account in use. The auth is menu-based too, unlike the QML/Original Cutetube, which show up a Webkit box. The accounts can be switched on-the-go via the menu.

The player has a few tweaks itself, for example, you can now view the list of related videos and switch to them without leaving the player on the tap menu. Useful, but makes the video hard to watch if you accidentally tapped the screen.

The UI additions include video list tabs for quick switching between your favorites/subbox, more info on the video box and a few less noticeable things.

Some downsides are the lack of player choice, which forces you to stick with the built-in player, the lack of Dailymotion support and some other options have been cut out.

So, does YTube stand as a good Youtube client? It sure does, and replaces the original Cutetube well with the fixed bugs and new features. If you’re interested in trying it out, fetch it from Extras with:

sudo gainroot

ap-get install ytube

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