Download Youtube Video or Mp3

First install youtube-dl:

  • On Ubuntu:
    sudo apt-get install youtube-dl
  • On Fedora:
    sudo dnf install youtube-dl

Download as video

  1. Open a Terminal: eg. press CTRL + ALT + t on Ubuntu.
  2. Enter youtube-dl VIDEOURL and replace VIDEOURL the web address of the Youtube video. Press ENTER.
  3. When the download process has finished you will find the video in you home folder.

Download as Mp3

  1. Open a Terminal: eg. press CTRL + ALT + t on Ubuntu.
  2. Enter youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 VIDEOURL and replace VIDEOURL the web address of the Youtube video. Press ENTER.
  3. When the download process has finished you will find the Mp3 file in you home folder.
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Written by Per

Free software enthusiast and transhumanist residing in Stuttgart, Germany.


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