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

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60 Responses

  1. spav says:

    very nice program it works very well on fedora 27 good job thank u very much

  2. Is there a way to get the current image from a live stream using youtube-dl? If not can you direct me to a command line application that can do this in Linux.

    I am trying to capture an image from a live feed every 60 seconds so I can create a timelapse of the day.


  3. xiangshuii says:

    I often use allavsoft to download all YouTube 1080p videos to 1080p, 720p, 480p, MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, etc.

  4. skyrail says:

    youtube-dl is pretty slow to start downloading or getting video title only (about 10s) on seagate dockstar, even after decompress.
    What should I do to speed it up?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      I use Youtube-DL everyday to download some videos or extract mp3 songs, but I never seen any slowness, it always fast…

  5. lugenza peter says:

    how to play a downloaded video?

  6. lugenza peter says:

    after download that music i suffer from how to execute/open/play that audio so what can i do?

  7. Mike Milne says:

    Hi, I’m using Linux Mint for an operating System ! recently I have not been able to download Youtube Video ?? I have tries everything My small brain could come up with & no results ?? Anyone out there have any ideas ? Thanks in advance, Mike

  8. artisell says:

    You may try use Allavsoft to download 3sat TV programs, movies and other video clips in batch to your computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, iPad, PSP, Zune, X360, Smart TV, etc.

  9. Trung says:

    Do we have a limit call when using youtube-dl to request to Youtube. I’m afraid that Google might block me since I request many times.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      No any limits applied by YouTube or Google, you can download as many as videos, like I do regularly download videos or mp3 tracks from Youtube without any trouble or issues..

  10. gilvan says:

    Hi, thank you about this tip. I have a question: How to proceed if there are more than one video on the same url? I’d like to download all the videos, but youtube-dl see only one from the url, for instance this url about Docker self-paced-training course:

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Yes, you can download list of videos from specific playlist, just check out the man pages of Youtube-DL here:

      # youtube-dl --help

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