Linux Command to Download YouTube Video

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Linux command to download YouTube videos: youtube-dl

Download: http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/

(Note: it has a package in Ubuntu apt-get, but it's old there and doesn't work.)

# download a youtube video
youtube-dl "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9403-9CptH8"

(thanks to “meocat”, Christopher Wellons 〔http://nullprogram.com/, Jean-Philippe Paradis 〔http://www.hexstreamsoft.com/ 〕 )