YouTube loader is free but asks for "BUY"

Asked by Harold Graves on 2013-09-21

When I select Ubuntu YouTube program for download (from Software Center) and click on "More Info" I have to select "Buy" and then sign in with username and password. Is this correct?

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Is this for youtube-dl? What is the package name you are trying to install?

Harold Graves (hnjgraves) said : #2

Hi - Package I was trying to install is Minitube-Ubuntu 2.1.3. After I
selected "Buy" I had to log in with username and password (which I had
forgotten), so after choosing a new password, I was able to log in and
download the software. Haven't tried to use it yet. Thanks for your
interest. Harold

Minitube is free. You can also install it with:

sudo apt-get install minitube

Hope it works out ok

Harold Graves (hnjgraves) said : #4

I'll try sudo.... if I can't get the download to work. Thanks

Best Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #5

The Ubuntu Software center does not give you the option to install Free and Open Source Software only. It also includes a shopping system for commercial products. So this is technically correct, if Canonical is heading the right way with it, is an other question and there are different opinions on that.

Harold Graves (hnjgraves) said : #6

Thanks Thomas Krüger, that solved my question.