Introducing Tubbler, a YouTube Player for Mac OS X
To get some rest from the hard work on other projects I have started with Tubbler in september last year.
Even that it was a hard work to finalize a public version for the the Mac App Store, I had also great fun while testing the application.
Likewise the YouTube player for iPhone and iPad it’s easy way to play movies on your Mac without to clutter up your screen with a open YouTube website.
I can’t understand people downloading and converting movies from YouTube and fill up their hard drives. Keeping a link to the movie is all you need to play a movie again and again. I would be really happy if Apple would come up with some cloud services allowing me to stream the music I have bought in the iTunes store without download it. For sure I am not a big fan from cloud services and dislike to put all my stuff in the cloud but for videos and music which are public available I am happy that there is no need to fill my hard drive with.
Tubbler is currently not more then a player with integrated movie query and a list of all the movies you have ever added to Tubbler, but it’s great.
I never had so much fun with YouTube movies on my Mac.
Tubbler was submitted to Apple about one week before so I expect that it will be available in the Mac App Store next week if Apple will not reject the binary.
Currently Tubbler don’t support any YouTube account functionality to keep the application as simple as possible but depending on user feedback and request we will consider to make it a full fledged YouTube player client for the Mac
Apple rejected Tubbler since it’s based on the official YouTube Chromeless Player.
We did not want to use any hacks we can not guaranty to work proper even in some weeks.
I have seen several YouTube client projects which are stopped and exiting player which are not working.
Test’s showed us that currently there is no difference in CPU usages between the Chromeless Player and HTML5 alternatives so it’s currently the best way to go without running in trouble.