Download YouTube videos in Ubuntu

There are plenty of ways to download videos from services such as YouTube to your hard-drive – ranging from command line foo & dedicated desktop applications, down to a simple bit of file-browsing.

ClipGrab is another of these, albeit with a slightly fresher-looking interface than most. It not only lets you download videos from sites like YouTube to your hard-drive but chucks in the ability to convert them to other popular formats – including audio only – as well.

"With ClipGrab the download of online videos is a breeze."

What makes the tool particularly attractive its competitors is the cross-platform nature; if you use OS X or Windows alongside Ubuntu but want to maintain a degree of familiarity between them then ClibGrab is well worth considering.

Supported sites

  • YouTube
  • Clipfish
  • College Humor
  • Daily Motion
  • MyVideo
  • MySpass
  • Sevenload
  • Tudou
  • Vimeo

Download & Install

You won’t be surprised to learn that ClipGrab has a PPA, right? Add it using a terminal: -

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install clipgrab

Video downloaded with ClibGrab

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