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Re: Cooked minitube ..

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:38 pm
by joany
Stevo wrote:I installed uget, and when I use that as the "player" in SMTube, it downloads the video. Quite easy. Minitube also seems to be a one-man show to me, but that's not really an indication of quality--I know the SMTube developer does accept outside code contributions.
Ah, yes. I forgot about uget. I don't find it quite as versatile as Fatrat, but it's certainly a workable substitute.

Re: Cooked minitube ..

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:40 am
by KernSpy
I tried SMTune .. It couldn't play videos and reported the error as: It wasn't possible to find the url for this video.

http://www.smtube.org/
15.8.0

I installed it via the MX software installer

Re: Cooked minitube ..

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:31 pm
by joany
KernSpy wrote:I tried SMTune .. It couldn't play videos and reported the error as: It wasn't possible to find the url for this video.

http://www.smtube.org/
15.8.0

I installed it via the MX software installer
Did you try Minitube 2.4? It doesn't have the phonon4qt5 dependency and it works with the latest YouTube iteration -- at least it does for me.

EDIT:

FWIW, I activated the experimental repository and installed Minitube 2.5 from a downloaded .deb file. The gdebi package installer brought in a ton of new packages (including phonon4qt5) and updated a few others. Afterward, Minitube 2.5 would launch and show YouTube videos in the menu list, but it would not play any of them. Also, a popup appeared in the KDE panel stating that NVidia was broken and the system was reverting to something else. Not good.

I removed Minitube 2.5 and re-installed Minitube 2.4. Same result: Minitube would not play YouTube videos, although I could still play them in web browsers and other multimedia players such as Kaffeine and VLC still played video files. It seemed that Minitube was FUBAR because of the upgrades that gdebi brought in, and there was no way to fix it. So I had no other choice besides restoring /root from a backup partition image.

Recommendation: Stick with Minitube 2.4 with Wheezy. I'm waiting until MX-15 comes out before attempting another Minitube 2.5 install.

Re: Cooked minitube ..

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:22 pm
by Stevo
KernSpy wrote:I tried SMTune .. It couldn't play videos and reported the error as: It wasn't possible to find the url for this video.

http://www.smtube.org/
15.8.0

I installed it via the MX software installer
Which player was smtube using?

Re: Cooked minitube ..

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:34 am
by KernSpy
Thanks everyone for all the info.

Joany .. "Did you try Minitube 2.4?"

I don't think I did, but I might give it a go later on.

Stevo .. SMPlayer

This is from "about"

SMPlayer ..
© 2015 Ricardo Villalba <rvm@users.sourceforge.net>
Version: 15.8.0
Compiled with Qt 5.3.2 (using 5.3.2)
Visit our website for updates:
http://www.smtube.org

/var/cache/apt/archives/
shows: smtube_15.8.0-1mcr120+1_i386.deb

Re: Cooked minitube ..

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:18 am
by joany
KernSpy wrote: Stevo .. SMPlayer

This is from "about"

SMPlayer ..
© 2015 Ricardo Villalba <rvm@users.sourceforge.net>
Version: 15.8.0
Compiled with Qt 5.3.2 (using 5.3.2)
Visit our website for updates:
http://www.smtube.org

/var/cache/apt/archives/
shows: smtube_15.8.0-1mcr120+1_i386.deb
FWIW, I'm using an earlier version of SMtube (version 15.5.17) from the standard Community Repository -- not the Test repository -- and it works well. This version was compiled with Qt 4.8.6 (using 4.8.6).

However, I doubt you can revert to version 15.5.17 because the installed dependencies are probably incompatible.

Re: Cooked minitube ..

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:29 pm
by Stevo
The qt5 version of SMPlayer was an MX 15 package only--so what's going on there?

The qt5 version of SMPlayer had that bug, but it's been fixed in upstream source-- well as in the test repo qt4 rebuild. Run

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su -c 'aptitude install smplayer=14.9.0+svn7042-1mcr120+1'