It may be of interest to some users of omxplayergui who enjoy Youtube to know that omxplayergui can be designated and used by Smtube -Youtube browser as it's video player engine. It works wonderfully well and high def video will start playing in omxplayergui almost immediately after clicking because smtube's internal youtube code is used to invoke omxplayergui. I like starting omxplayergui minimized without controls because it can then be positioned and easily be toggled back and forth to maximum with one click and navigational controls enabled quickly by keyboard shortcuts.
While Smtube youtube browser is an integrated part of the Smplayer multimedia player( http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/ ) it will also run indepedently and without Smplayer. Other video players can also be employed and substituted for smplayer. Omxplayergui has the virtue of having a resizable draggable window with very low resource usage and is very easy to install and setup on raspbian and is well supported by G. Kreidl as part of his kweb suite. Of note -Uget can also be deployed by smtube. I also like using smtube with it's intended Smplayer-mpv combination. It too works exceedingly well on the raspberry pi with high def videos. I use a hack to toggle back and forth between a small window and full screen as described here: ( viewtopic.php?f=63&t=153480&p=1072435&h ... a#p1072435 )
While Smtube's internal youtube code must from time to time be updated this is accomplished in mere seconds by using smtube's menu. Smtube is a very efficient alternative way of browsing youtube and gives quick access to comments, related videos and the full youtube site if desired. While I also like browsing Youtube by a normal web browser such as Kweb or Chromium Smtube also has many virtues particulary speed and configurablity. I recommend pi users give it a try.
The Smtube browser in the raspbian repository is very old and useless. To obtain a usable smtube deb file binary which you can then install on raspbian you must compile the latest version from source- found at http://www.smtube.org/ (unless you can find a precompiled armhf version somewhere on the internet). However Smtube is very easily and quickly compiled (using basically the same but modified instructions contained in the install.txt file found when smplayer is extracted.from source.)
How to compile and install smtube :
Compiling smtube should be easy. It only depends on Qt.
it can only be compiled with Qt 4.3 or greater.
How to make a deb package
Be sure you have installed the following packages: libqt4-dev, zlib1g-dev,
fakeroot, build-essential, devscripts, debhelper and g++.
sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev zlib1g-dev fakeroot build-essential devscripts debhelper g++
Place the downloaded smtube source tarball in your home ( pi ) directory -extract it and then open the extracted smtube folder in terminal and then run the following command :
I would like to attach some pics to assist interested users in configuring smtube but I can't seem to upload any images.for some reason