Here are the ways one can use to download a YouTube video in Ubuntu –
- Miro: miro is really a great tool for downloading videos from various sites including youtube. You just need to run one command on terminal.
sudo apt-get install miro
One can know more about it from link:
2. youtube-dl: youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo and a few more sites. It is included in the Ubuntu repositories, so you may install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install youtube-dl
Now,get the URL of the video. Then simply execute the command –
youtube-dl supports downloading videos through a proxy, by setting the http_proxy environment variable to the proxy URL, as in
3. vimeo-dl: vimeo-dl is a stand-alone command-line program to download videos from Vimeo. It is not included in the Ubuntu repositories, therefore you must download and save the script somewhere and make it executable by typing:
chmod 775 <script>
4. ClipGrab : ClipGrab is a free software for downloading and converting online videos from many sites like YouTube or Vimeo.
ClipGrab can download from the following sites: YouTube, Clipfish, Collegehumor, Dailymotion, MyVideo, MySpass, Sevenload, Tudou, Vimeo.
To Install ClipGrab,run these commands on your terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install clipgrab4.
Add-ons/Plugins for Mozilla Firefox / Google Chrome
5. Flash Video Downloader
it’s a great plugin for Mozilla Firefox. You can download the video in appropriate format (mp4, flv, 3gp, webm etc), for the devices you want – you can also use the converter for more options. As the name suggest, it’s not just for youtube, you can download videos from a number of video sharing sites including Facebook, Metacafe etc.