Alternatives to YouTube Media Player for all platforms with any license

  • Minitube

    Minitube is a YouTube desktop application. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream. Minitube...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • SkyTube

    SkyTube is an ad-free, open-source YouTube app for the Android platform. Features: browse popular/trending videos, subscribe to YouTube channels, play videos and more.

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet YouTube

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  • Echoes Player

    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...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Chrome AngularJS Bootstrap

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  • SMTube

    Free Youtube browser for SMPlayer which allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • MotionBox

    The video browser for motion freedom, MotionBox is a desktop client for streaming video that lets you stream videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux GitHub

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  • Kaku

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • OGYouTube

    OGYouTube is a modded YouTube app for Android with many features including: - Background Playback - Screen-off Playback - Swipe Controls - Download Videos Popup...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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    • Discontinued This app is not supported anymore http://ogmods.net/en/OGYouTube
  • Elmedia Player

    Elmedia is a free media player for Mac that supports various video and audio formats, including FLV, SWF, MP4, AVI, MOV, MP4, DAT, MP3, etc. The app features built-in...

    Freemium Mac OS X Apple TV

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  • YouView

    Browse, watch, convert, and download YouTube videos on your Mac faster, because YouView uses the core technologies of Mac OS X to play instead of Flash allowing video to...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.6.1 , released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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  • Tubbler

    YouTube Movie Player for Mac OS X. There is no better place to find movies than on the YouTube website, but did you ever want to play YouTube movies outside of your web...

    Free Mac OS X

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.7, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • FoxTube

    Play YouTube video continuously with playlists. FoxTube features: * Easy search (auto-completion, search history) * Local playlists * Play in mini player while...

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    • Discontinued The apps seem to be no longer updated. The iOS version is no longer available on the AppStore. The other versions, released in 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • MenuTube

    Do you enjoy listening to YouTube's podcasts, audiobooks, interviews or anything else that doesn't require to focus on video? If yes, then MenuTube is for you!...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

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YouTube Media Player Comments

Not Exactly A Stand-alone Program

Comment by gdwaynewarner
about YouTube Media Player · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Just from looking at the website, it appears that this "program" is a browser extension, which begs the question: why would anybody need to use a browser extension to watch a YouTube video?

I am looking for something I can plug a YouTube link into and watch the associated video -- without using YouTube -- mostly because sometimes YouTube gets busy, and the video I'm trying to watch starts to play ... oddly.

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