Install YouTube-DL GUI in Ubuntu

Install YouTube-DL GUI in Ubuntu. YouTube-DL is a front-end GUI for youtube-dl to download videos from or other video platforms. Youtube-dl-gui uses youtube-dl in the backend to download files. Youtube-dl provides a list of extractors to work with each particular site. youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from and a few more sites. It requires the Python interpreter (2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+), and it is not platform specific.

YouTube-DL GUI Version 4

Version 4 is the latest release of the YouTube-DL GUI application. It brings the following changes:

  • New UI (designed by @philipzae)
    • Better design overall
    • Easier format selection
    • Easier save path selection
    • Added new functionality (play, delete, move item in queue, reload, pause, etc..)
    • New options window (5 tabs instead of 13)
    • Removed some of the old options (write description to file, custom format selection, etc..)
    • Added new options (-v, –ignore-config, –hls-prefer-native, –no-mtime, etc..)
    • Support for new output templates
    • Added generic video formats (3gp, mp4, webm, etc..)
    • Added Korean translation by @memnoth
    • Removed outdated translations
  • Post Processing
    • Calculate final size of post process files
    • Extract final extension after merging process [ffmpeg]
    • Extract final extension after recoding process [ffmpeg]
  • Setup
    • Update
    • Build .MO files during build phase
    • Removed unused OSX code from
  • Other
    • Removed twodict from and made it a dep
    • Resolved issues (#54, #151, #162, #173, etc..)
    • Moved utility scripts & docs to new directories
    • Added new dev scripts
    • New
    • Updated
    • Added FAQs
    • Small fixes

Install YouTube-DL on Ubuntu

Run the following commands in Terminal to install YouTube-DL via WebUpd8 PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt update
sudo apt install youtube-dlg

Install youtube-dl

YouTube-DL is a front-end GUI for youtube-dl to download videos from or other video platforms. Users can also install youtube-dl.

To install it right away for all UNIX users (Linux, OS X, etc.), type:

sudo curl -L -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

If you do not have curl, you can alternatively use a recent wget:

sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

Install YouTube-DL GUI in Ubuntu originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.