Due to changes in YouTube, the old SMTube doesn’t work anymore. A new version has been developed, written from scratch. You can download it from http://smtube.sourceforge.net
For the moment only basic functionality is included: search and browse categories. But new features will be added in the future.
In this new version you can choose which media player to use to play the YouTube videos. And you can add more in the settings dialogs. This is an explanation of the data you have to enter to edit or add a player:
Name: this is the name that will be displayed in the context menu: “Open with <name>”
Executable: the binary name (a full path is allow) that should be run. For example: mplayer or /usr/bin/mplayer or mplayer.exe (Windows).
Parameters: the parameters that should be passed to the application. There are some special characters that SMTube will replace:
- %u (the URL of the video)
- %t (the title of the video)
- %f (a string that can be used as output filename, usually it’s the title + mp4 extension)
%t and %f should only be used when the option “this player supports videos sites” is NOT checked. (See below)
Example: –title=%t –file=%f %u would expand to something like: –title=”Funny video” –file=”Funny video.mp4″ http://……..
This player supports videos sites: can be checked or unchecked. If it’s checked this means that the player is smart enough to find out the video URL from the YouTube page. When checked SMTube just passes (with %u) the URL of the YouTube page, it’s up to the player to find out the real address of the video. If the option is not checked then SMTube will find out the URL of the video and pass it to the player. For example, SMPlayer, mpv+youtube-dl and VLC can find out the URL of the video, so this option should be checked for them. On the other hand mplayer doesn’t support YouTube so you have to leave this option unchecked.