Download Youtube videos in Ubuntu

on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This post is dedicated to all Ubuntu lovers. 

This is how youtube videos can be downloaded easily from the ubuntu  terminal. 
Download Youtube videos in Ubuntu

First, you will have to install a software called Youtube-dl. Installation is simple. Paste the following line to the terminal. 

sudo apt-get install youtube-dl 

Once the system has installed the software, browse to your favourite video on Youtube and copy its url. 

Go to the terminal and type the following without the bracket 

youtube-dl (the url here).

For example :-


 The downloaded file can be found in the Home directory.   Here is the video and download files yourself. 

Please note that there may be legal issues related to downloading videos from youtube. Especially the copyright ones!! 

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