The best open source alternative to Minitube is NewPipe, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Minitube and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Minitube are FreeTube (Free, Open Source), SkyTube (Free, Open Source), nuclear (Free, Open Source) and MusicPiped (Free, Open Source).
NewPipe is a lightweight YouTube front-end for Android. It doesn't need the YouTube-API or any Google Play Services, as NewPipe only parses the YouTube website in order to gain the information it needs.
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FreeTube vs Minitube opinions
pros, cons and recent comments
really its a good YT player, super fast, option to download videos, mini window, the only negative thing is the 720p max resolution.
SkyTube is an alternative, free, open-source YouTube application for Android. It allows you to use YouTube comfortably without the need for Google/YouTube account and hence this app only offers read-only access to YouTube. VIDEO BLOCKER
MusicPiped is a full-featured music player that streams from YouTube instead of playing local files. You can stream any music available on YouTube for free. At core this app uses NewPipeExtractor to get streams from YouTube hence can play almost any YouTube stream.
Kaku is the next generation music player that supports many different platform like YouTube, Vimeo ... etc. With it, you can listen to any music you like in different platform with just one single click, so simple to use !
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Kaku vs Minitube opinions
Most users think Kaku is a great alternative to Minitube.
Kaku works perfectly in Lubuntu 18.04, but Minitube don't play videos in the same OS.
Echoes is a YouTube media player that provides a great, simplified user experience with no trailer ads or other distractions like comments. Simply select a video to play it and add it to a live playlist with an easy option to go full screen.
QMPlay2 is a video and audio player. It can play all formats supported by FFmpeg, libmodplug (including J2B and SFX). It also supports Audio CD, raw files, Rayman 2 music and chiptunes. It contains YouTube and Prostopleer browser.