Today there are several sites on the net that are really popular, Facebook, GMail, Google, Twitter, YouTube, etc. There are several applications that help us to interact with these sites, specifically with the content of these services. The advantages of using these applications is that we can do without the interface or website (youtube.com for example) and access the content / information directly from the software.
For example (and getting into the subject a bit), if I wish listen to YouTube music in VLC I can do it, if I want to download a video to watch it offline I can do it in Linux in the terminal with youtube-dl or if you use Android you can download TubemateIn fact, I think even jDownloader can download YouTube videos.
This time I come to talk to you about smtube. This is an application that allows us to review YouTube videos through a small and compact interface. When we open it, we notice that we can review cataloged videos in three ways:
- First tab: Most Popular
- Second tab: Music
- Third tab: Top Rated
Also, as you can see at the end of the screenshot, we have other options. For example, a search box (to search obviously), the Preferences or Options, the About, as well as a pager.
In the preferences I want to stop:
As you can see, it allows us to specify the quality and folder where the videos will be saved. Yes, because SMTube allows us to download YouTube videos with the quality we want (as long as the video has that obvious quality), it also reads our system to know what our player is (MPlayer, SMPlayer, VLC, Toten and I think some other ), as well as two simple options for feeds.
Installing SMTube on ArchLinux is really simple:
sudo pacman -S smtube
However (and for a change), installing it on Debian, Ubuntu or similar distros is a bit more complex:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smtube
Well, another application that allows us to interact with YouTube and its videos. What I think it lacks is support for comments, login, those things that other users like to use (I admit that I don't), but it's not bad at all, I say 🙂
By the way, it is a Qt application, it is based on UMPlayer.
PD: I mentioned above an application for Android that allows you to download YouTube videos, this application is not on Play.Google.Com, if you want to know more about it visit downloadrtubemate.net.