How to download youtube videos on Xubuntu


Sometimes when watching videos on youtube, you find interesting video that you want to watch again offline, that means you have to download it. In this article i will show you how to download youtube videos on xubuntu.

There are few ways of downloading youtube videos on xubuntu, for this tutorial i'm going to show you three different program that can be use to download youtube videos.


1. Clipgrab
Clipgrab is a graphical program for downloading youtube videos, unfortunately clipgrab currently not available on xubuntu/ubuntu repository, if you wan to install clipgrab on your xubuntu, you need to add PPA repo for clipgrab.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clipgrab

2. Youtube-dl
Youtube-dl is a command line program for downloading youtube videos, 'dl' stands for download or downloader. Youtube-dl is available on xubuntu/ubuntu repository, so you can just use apt-get command to install it.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install youtube-dl

To use youtube-dl, simply run youtube-dl followed by youtube video URL that you want to download.
youtube-dl [the-video-url]
youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_tAJIjm6xA

3. Minitube
Minitube is also a graphical program that can be use to download youtube videos, simply copy paste the youtube video URL to minitube. You can install minitube on xubuntu using this command:
sudo apt-get install minitube

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