SMTube allows to search, play and download Youtube videos. Videos are played back with a media player (by default SMPlayer) instead of a flash player, this allows better performance, particularly with HD content. SMTube also allows to download the videos, with the quality you choose. Several videos can be downloaded at a time.
SMTube is included in SMPlayer's menus, to run it just select Youtube browser in the Options menu in the SMPlayer main window, or just press F11.
This tool allows you to browse among the most popular, most viewed and most rated videos. You can search for a video typing a term in the search field at the bottom of the window. To play a video, just double click on it.
To download a Youtube video, right click on a video and select Record video. You can download several videos at a time. Click on the blue arrow to play a video or click on the Open folder button to open the folder where the videos have been saved.
The quality and format (mp4/flv) can be selected in the settings window. It's possible to download HD videos.
The available qualities are:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install smtube
SMTube is free and open source. SMTube is under the GPL license.
SMTube is based on some code from UMPlayer by Ori Rejwan.
© 2012-2013 Ricardo Villalba
© 2010 Ori Rejwan