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

Ravi Saive

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23 Responses

  1. Christian says:

    I had a problem for update:
    youtube-dl -U
    It looks like you installed youtube-dl with a package manager, pip, or a tarball. Please use that to update.
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Memori ram 15,5 GiB
    Procer Intel Core i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz x 4
    Graphic Gallium 0.4 on NVD9
    SO type 64 bits
    hard disck 696,5 GB
    dual partition with windows 8.1

  2. ere says:

    how to download a series of videos with a single link?????

    • Ravi Saive says:

      To download a series of videos, create a file and add all the video links that you wish to download.

      # youtube-dl -a youtube_links.txt
  3. Sysyphus says:

    I have a downlaod that ended up zero sized. When I try to dewnload it again, youtube-dl tells me it’s aready dwonlaoded and gives up. How do I force a download? And where does youtube-dl save it’s setting etc. (I’m using Ububtu 12.04)?
    Any thoughts? Thanks.

  4. adam says:

    has this just recently stopped working? Did google/youtube changed something?
    All of my old download tools have suddenly stopped working, anyone got any ideas, happened about 1-2weeks ago i think??

  5. leme_02 says:

    dude please provide a link for that wallpaper of yours


    Where can this video files are stored and how to change the default stored location………………THanku

  7. Narasimman says:

    how to resume the youtube link while downloading it in terminal…………

  8. David says:

    great! its like dos…for me its more fun than click and go…and the commands make sense even though this is my first time. Thanks

  9. Alex says:

    Thanks !!!!

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