YouTube downloader for Ubuntu 12.04

Here are the ways one can use to download a YouTube video in Ubuntu  –

  1. 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 http://proxy_machine_name:port/.

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.

Download the Flash Video Downloader Plugin


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