Install YouTube-DL – A Command Line Video Download Tool for Linux

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Ravi Saive

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41 Responses

  1. Carl says:

    Nice Tutorial

  2. Ekow says:

    Thanks a bunch. It was very straight forward using the package. Remain BLESSED!

  3. Ali says:

    I cannot dl the youtube-dl at all, what should I do?

  4. Nem says:

    Hi there,

    I downloaded the file (successfully, I guess, since I didn’t get any error response), but I can’t find it anywhere. Is there a default destination where the files are saved after download?

    • Ravi Saive says:

      By default youtube-dl downloads files in the current working directory i.e from where you run the command. If you want to download files to specific location then specify -o switch with location to place download files with youtube url as shown

      # youtube-dl -o path-to-download-location youtube-url
  5. ZizzyDizzyMC says:

    Don’t use the repositories. Use the curl or wget method. Repositories are outdated.

    Works for a lot of sites…

    Home website for this program: :) Enjoy!

  6. Tanmaya Meher says:

    “youtube-dl –all-formats ” don’t work anymore as stated! Instead it starts downloading all the formats. Hence, use “youtube-dl –list-formats ” or “youtube-dl -F “. Then choose the format.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Thanks for informing us, we’ve just updated the Youtube-DL article and included new installation instructions and usage of youtube-dl..

  7. vibhu says:

    Thanks ravi your screenshot screenshot explainationation of how to download youtube-dl was spot on.
    Thanks and appreciate you effort being an open source fan myself.

  8. Mike says:

    Hi.Ravi. Can I twick this tool to download textbooks or other files?

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