How to Download Youtube on Ubuntu Linux - Youtube-dl

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Youtube is a web site that has provided billions video and can be downloaded for free. You can download youtube video using Ubuntu 9.04 that has provided the application on it's repository. The Application for download youtube videos on linux is youtube-dl, that is run through the terminal. This article will explain how to install and use youtube-dl in ubuntu linux 9.04 Jaunty.

    Installation Youtube-dl
  1. Let's install youtube-dl on your Jaunty Jackalope
    Make sure you have connected on local repository or internet, cos Youtube-dl is available on ubuntu 9.04 repository.

    $ sudo aptitude install youtube-dl

  2. Try to download video on youtube through youtube-dl
    Check manual about youtube-dl, then start to use it via command line.

    $ man youtube-dl

    Standard command to download youtube video using youtube-dl
    $ youtube-dl -o [name of output file] [YouTube URL]


    • Go to terminal, and check your directory. Because the downloaded file will be saved on your active directory on terminal.
      Check current directory

      $ pwd

      Let's start to downloading youtube video

      $ youtube-dl -o test.flv

    1. To watch the downloaded video, browse to its location in the File Browser and double-click the file.

Comments :

2 comments to “How to Download Youtube on Ubuntu Linux - Youtube-dl”
Adam Gonnerman said...

Or, just go to the tmp file and get it without any command line efforts at all.

Joe Engressia said...

hi Adam, thanks for suggestion any way.

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