YouTube-DL GUI is a very powerful application with command line support that helps the users grab YouTube videos on Linux. It simplifies the complexity of the YouTube-DL and makes it possible for the users to save YouTube videos for viewing offline.
It is a very simple and straightforward application with different settings that can quickly change different settings and supports different audio and video formats for saving.
Installing YouTube-DL GUI
To install YouTube-DL GUI application, you need to launch the terminal using Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T and follow the instruction according to the Linux Distribution you are using.
Officially, the developer supports PPA for Ubuntu, for Debian, it supports downloadable DEB, for Arch Linux, AUR package and Python package is there.
Installing YouTube-DL GUI on Debian
To set up the YouTube-DL on Debian, you need to use YouTube-DL GUI DEB package to the computer and install using dpkg. Debian 10 users should grab Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic release whereas the Debian 9 users should download the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial one.
The Debian 8 users cannot use YouTube-DL GUI so to use it you must have Debian 9 or 10.
For Debian 10
wget http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu/pool/main/y/youtube-dlg/youtube-dlg_0.4-1~webupd8~bionic9_all.deb sudo dpkg -i youtube-dlg_0.4-1~webupd8~bionic9_all.deb sudo apt-get install -f
For Debian 9
wget http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu/pool/main/y/youtube-dlg/youtube-dlg_0.4-1~webupd8~xenial4_all.deb sudo dpkg -i youtube-dlg_0.4-1~webupd8~xenial4_all.deb sudo apt-get install -f
Installing YouTube-DL GUI on Arch Linux
For the Arch Linux users, the AUR package is there, directly installing the version is better instead of using Flatpak or Snap.
Use Pacman command to grab the packages.
sudo pacman -S base-devel git
Now use the git clone command to download the Trizen Aur Helper, it will get the dependencies and makes it quicker.
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git cd trizen makepkg -sri
The Tizen application can install the YouTube-DL GUI app on Arch Linux.
trizen -S youtube-dl-gui-git
Installing YouTube-DL GUI on Fedora
Fedora Linux does not support YouTube-DL GUI from the developers. You need to install it from the Python package installer. All you need is to follow a few simple steps to get it working.
Open the terminal and use Python PIP to get YouTube-DL. Before that make sure that you must have Python Pip on Fedora for this to work. More info here.
pip install youtube-dlg==0.4
Installing YouTube on OpenSUSE
To install YouTube-DL GUI on OpenSUSE, open the OBS page and find the version of OpenSUSE, click on “1-Click install” button to start.
Save YouTube videos with YouTube-DL GUI
Most of the users want to grab the audio from the YouTube videos for playing on any portable device. YouTube-DL provides an intuitive user interface guides you to download any media file. The Audio tab allows downloading the YouTube videos as MP3 just by placing the link and clicking on the cloud button.
The options in the menu allow the users to choose the codec by placing the video link and set the drop down to the video format you want to save it to. Clicking the cloud button will save the videos.
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