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I am looking for a tool like MacTubes for Ubuntu.

MacTubes is a mac app that can search, watch and download youtube videos. The great advantage of this app is that it searches youtube and shows all videos available there and allows you to select all and download everything fast and easy. MacTubes is so awesome that it also converts the video to MP4 and downloads the HD version of a video when available.

I use this on my mac, but my sister uses Linux and I am looking for something like that for her.

I have tried Miro, but Miro's search feature is bad as hell. I search for something using MacTubes and it shows me 1600 results. The same search under Miro shows me 40 results. Miro never shows more than one page of results.

I prefer it to be an application with a GUI, instead of command line, because my sister's proficiency in Linux is not that good.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Have a look at Youtube and Google video downloaders ? –  Sathya May 17 '10 at 3:34

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Sounds like you want minitube

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thanks, but it seems videos cannot be downloaded from youtube using minivideo... am I missing something? –  SpaceDog May 17 '10 at 3:48
ah, yep. Looks like he hasn't added the download feature yet. –  jweede May 17 '10 at 11:56

try this http://xviservicethief.sourceforge.net, has ubuntu and mac versions,currently using the windows app quite flawlessly

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