Sunday, October 2, 2011

Download videos from Youtube with Ubuntu

To download Youtube videos with Ubuntu you need to install youtube-dl. It is a program that works on the command line to download videos from Youtube.

This will download public videos from Youtube, to donwload protected videos you can change the parameters on the command line to youtube-dl -u myuser -p mypassword, your Youtube access data.
So, to donwload Youtube public videos with Ubuntu.
Open the console and type:

sudo apt-get youtube-dl
sudo youtube-dl --update
sudo youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74EuLHyppow

Change the youtube url to the video you want to donwload
This will donwload the video 74EuLyppow.mp4 to your computer

The command update is very important as you will get the latest version of this program with the latest fix.
It works perfectly for me :)

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