Have you ever wanted to save a YouTube video for offline use? Well now it’s super simple to do with the easy to use command line utility youtube-dl.
Start by installing the utility either through your package manager (always the recommended approach) or from the project GitHub page here.
sudo apt-get install youtube-dl
This utility comes packed with loads of neat options that I encourage you to read about on the project page but if you just want to quickly grab a video all you need to do is run the command:
So for example if you wanted to grab this year’s YouTube Rewind you would just run:
and the video would end up in whatever directory your terminal is currently in. Can’t get much easier than that!
Previously I was running KDE 4.3.3 on top of Fedora 11 (for the first experiment) and KDE 4.6.5 on top of Gentoo (for the second experiment).
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