Download YouTube videos with youtube-dl
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!