Download Youtube under Linux

Download Youtube under Linux

How-to download youtube videos to Linux (specifically Ubuntu, but should work for others)

1. Install required software

sudo apt-get install youtube-dl

2. Run from the CLI

youtube-dl [options] video_url

3. If audio is all that is required, convert the webm file to mp3

ffmpeg -i nodame_theme.flv -ab 128 -ar 44100 nodame_theme.mp3

http://tips.webdesign10.com/youtube-downloader-linux

http://linux.byexamples.com/archives/229/extract-audio-from-video-or-online-stream/

 

Oliver Partridge

Building websites since 2000, I have a wealth of experience in eMarketing, SEO, e-mail marketing and social media marketing. Google+ and Twitter

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