Linux Software: Video Downloader
Showing posts with label Video Downloader. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video Downloader. Show all posts

July 1, 2020

youtube-dl Facebook Youtube Video Downloader for Linux

How to download Facebook and Youtube video on linux? One of the popular Youtube downloader for Linux Mint and Ubuntu is youtube-dl . It runs on Terminal so it is very light weight and easy to use.

Because of its amazingness to handle video download process, youtube-dl many integrated in other application and can run under Windows and Mac too.

Best Video Downloader for Linux

With this software you can download audio and video in any format only using Terminal, The sofware called youtube-dl . By using URL of the Youtube video or other site video URL you can download them easily. One of the best features of this apps is that will help you decide and choose the best video quality in case multiple options are available.

Estimating Video Size Using youtube-dl

You can try this command to know the estimated download size of the video : youtube-dl -F URL

For example you can run:

youtube-dl -F https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWD6pB7R1V0

The output is:
youtube-dl the best video downloader for linux


From the picture above, this app give estimated size when you choose a video format. When you not select the format you will get the best available format from the video you will download.

We will you the usage of the format code above. Say you want to download the video as mp4 with 1280x720 resolution and 950k (see line 3 from bottom), it has format code as 136, then you have to download using command as below:

youtube-dl -f 136 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWD6pB7R1V0

Also when you want to download the audio m4a (see format code 140) then you have to execute these command on Terminal:

youtube-dl -f 140 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWD6pB7R1V0

How to Install youtube-dl

As the best tool to download youtube video, youtube-dl is available in the repository so that you can install it directy from your Terminal by executing these:

sudo apt install youtube-dl

Insert your Linux login password when needed, wait installation process and youtube-dl is ready to go.

How to Use youtube-dl

The youtube-dl has a manual page that you can read and practice. For me it is enough to download Youtube and Facebook video by executing command with format:

youtube-dl URL

Or download multiple video simply add the URL twice, the format become like this:

youtube-dl URL URL

Change the URL by using video URL Youtube or Facebook, for example:

youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWD6pB7R1V0


Download Youtube with Subtitle with youtube-dl


This application packed with capability to download the youtube subtitle if the subtitle is available on the video. To do so you can add parameter when downloading as follow:

youtube-dl --write-description --write-info-json --write-annotations --write-sub --write-thumbnail URL

Just something like that and it will download the video best available, you need not to set the video format first.

How to Update youtube-dl

If you installed youtube-dl from repository then you will receive update from the system update or update manager. Please note that distribution packages are often outdated, so when needed you may install the update by hour hand directly without waiting the repository to update. For youtube-dl update you can check their website http://yt-dl.org/ and check your installed version then compare to website version.

To check version installed simply execute youtube-dl --version
This will return the installed version such as 2020.03.24

The mechanism to update you need to uninstall it, download latest version from the official website, then reinstall again. In short, below command will do the task:

sudo apt remove youtube-dl

sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/latest/youtube-dl -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

hash -r

sudo youtube-dl -U

youtube-dl Review

ClipGrab also a software to download youtube on Linux, but we prefer using youtube-dl because it is very simple and can resume download when connection fail or you interupt the download process. By default youtube-dl tries to download the best available quality, i.e. if you want the best quality you don't need to pass any special options, youtube-dl will guess it for you by default. But sometimes you may want to download in a different format, for example when you are on a slow or intermittent connection.

February 29, 2016

ClipGrab, GUI Vimeo YouTube Video Downloader for Linux

ClipGrab, GUI Vimeo YouTube Video Downloader for Linux. This software used as video downloader for Linux Mint also video downloader for linux ubuntu FREE download. How to install ClipGrab in Linux, review ClipGrab Linux will be explained here.

ClipGrab Youtube Video Downloader for Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Best video downloader for linux mint called ClipGrab which FREE available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.

ClipGrab Review - The Video Downloader and Converter for Linux

ClipGrab supported video: The video downloader for linux free, ClipGrab able to download video from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, metacafe.com video, youku.com, myspass.de, myvideo.de, and download clipfish.de video for Linux.

ClipGrab supported format: This is the best video downloader for Linux with GUI window. Beside of downloading video from YouTube in Linux, this software also can convert downloaded video into various video format such as MPEG4, WMV, OGG Theora, MP3 Audio, and OGG Vorbis (Audio only). It also supports downloading the original FLV or MPEG4 videos without conversion.

With capabilities above, ClipGrab can save YouTube video to MP3. For example you can download a new song on YouTube then you can download directly as MP3.

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How to Install ClipGrab in Linux Mint and Ubuntu

ClipGrab can be installed in Linux by downloading its installer and then you have to install, please follow these steps for detailed step:
  1. Visit ClipGrab website here, select "Show all download options" then download ClipGrab for Linux
  2. Yu will get a tar.bz2 archive file, Extract it and you will see "clipgrab"
  3. To open ClipGrab in Linux, double click the "clipgrab" from extracted file

Create Short Cut for ClipGrab in Linux

Tired to open ClipGrab by located the ClipGrab file you have extracted? You can make a short cut for Linux so it will available to Start/Menu in "Internet" category. All you need to do is:
  1. Open gEdit or Genay as root by opening Terminal and type sudo gedit
  2. Copy and paste these code (Notes: you have to provide clipgrab.png file to show clipGrab icon, then specify path for ClipGrab.. .see the blue line below):
[Desktop Entry]
Comment=ClipGrab Video Downloader
Terminal=false
Name=Clip Grab
Exec=/home/sefulgye/.local/share/ClipGrab/clipgrab
Type=Application
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
Icon=/home/sefulgye/.local/share/ClipGrab/clipgrab.png
Name[en_US]=ClipGrab
  1. Save this file to /usr/share/applications, with complete name ClipGrab.desktop and make sure the file type has been selected to all files.
  2. Done! You can open ClipGrab by clicking Start/Menu >> Internet >> ClipGrab