Friday, October 3, 2014

How to download youtube videos on Lubuntu

Alright guys, in this article i will show you how to download youtube videos from lubuntu. There are few ways to download youtube videos on lubuntu, and i'm going to teach you all, right here.

DownloadHelper is a firefox extention for downloading youtube videos, and since lubuntu comes with firefox web browser, you can go ahead install DownloadHelper extention, here's the link.

To use DownloadHelper, all you have to do is open the video you're going to download and then press the DownloadHelper logo (red,blue,yellow circle).

Minitube is GUI based program to watch and download youtube videos, you just enter the URL and then watch the video or download the video if you like.

To install minitube on lubuntu, simply run this command from the console:
sudo apt-get install minitube

To use minitube, just copy and paste the youtube video URL, if you want to download the video, press CTRL + S, the video will be stored on Videos folder inside your home directory.

Youtube-dl is a command line tool for downloading youtube videos, if you prefer console then this is the program you're looking for.

First you need to install youtube-dl, type this command :
sudo apt-get install youtube-dl
To use youtube-dl the format is youtube-dl followed by the url of the youtube video, like this:
youtube-dl [url of the video]


kernelpanic@lubuntulaptop:~$ youtube-dl
[youtube] Setting language
[youtube] 5VzJVGYzaaQ: Downloading webpage
[youtube] 5VzJVGYzaaQ: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] 5VzJVGYzaaQ: Extracting video information
[download] Resuming download at byte 4405139
[download] Destination: GX1000 - Medellin-5VzJVGYzaaQ.mp4
[download] 100% of 27.80MiB in 02:32 is a web based youtube downloader, which you can use on any operating system not just lubuntu. You just enter the youtube video URL and hit the download button.

That's it guys, now you know how to download youtube videos on lubuntu, hope this help and thanks for visiting my blog. ~happy downloading ~


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