How to download YouTube videos in Linux

    Are you new to Linux and dont know How to download YouTube videos in Linux? Then this article is for you.

    Downloading YouTube videos in Linux is an easy task. All you have to do is install a tool, run a command, copy the link of the video and the terminal will do the rest. In this article we will take an example on Ubuntu which is one of the most used Linux distro.

    To download YouTube videos in Linux you have to follow certain steps. There are not quite much of steps and the procedure is easy as well. You need to follow only two steps for the task and they are described here in detail.

    First step: First of all you have to install a download tool in your machine. To install it open your terminal and hit the command

    sudo apt-get install youtube-dl

    Then you will be asked for password of the user. Hit the user password and click y for the next y/n question that appears in the terminal.

    Congratulations! The setup is complete and now you can start downloading videos.


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    Second step: Now all you have to do is go to YouTube, copy the link of the video you want to download, open the terminal and use the following command

    youtube-dl<space>the link of the video

    For example: youtube-dl

    Hit enter and your video will start downloading.

    Thank you for reading. If you have any queries feel free to comment.



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    1. I’m new to Linux. I download a lot of youtube videos in other apps.. But I don’t know that this is going to be an easy task. Thank you for this post.

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