Youtube-DL Detailed tutorial - Install, Command, Options

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    Youtube-dlG is a multi-platform GUI for the popular command line video download tool `youtube-dl`. The GUI lets you download multiple videos at once, can automatically convert downloaded videos to audio, lets you select the video quality and more.

    youtube-dl is a command line video downloader which, despite what its name suggests, supports downloading videos from hundreds of websites, it can extract the audio automatically, supports downloading playlists, downloading and embedding subtitles into videos and much more.

    youtube-dlG - GUI for youtube-dl


    Linux-source: sudo python install

    Linux-pypi: sudo pip install youtube-dlg

    Mac-pypi: sudo pip install youtube-dlg

    Then you can call youtube-dlg from the command line using youtube-dl-gui command or by creating a desktop launcher

    Windows: Check WINDOWS_SETUP

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    Install Youtube dlG (youtube-dl-gui) in Ubuntu

    Youtube dlG (youtube-dl-gui) is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA. To install it in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other Ubuntu-based Linux distributions, use the following commands:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install youtube-dlg
    How To Use youtube-dlG

    Once the installation is finished you can easily launch the youtube-dlG by going to Applications, Internet then click on Youtube DL Gui.If you are using the Unity desktop enivronment then launch the youtube-dlG tool from the Unity Dash.

    To download the videos you like just paste their url in the url field like shown in the following screenshot.
    yougui1.png yougui2.png

    Then to start the download of the video just click on the button Download.


    Once the download of the video has started it will look like shown below.


    The above screenshot gives us information on the video we are downloading, the size of the video, the download in percentage, the speed of the download and the status of the download. All this information is useful when downloading videos from youtube or other video platforms supported by the youtube-dlG tool.

    When the download is finished you will get notified by a pop-up box.


    As you guys can see the youtube-dlG tool makes it very easy for you to download videos from youtube and I am very sure that non command-line people will like and find it very useful.

    If you like to explore some options such as the Save Path, Video Format and many others click the button Options like is shown in the following screenshot.


    How To Install The Latest Youtube -Dl GUI In Ubuntu 14.04

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