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How to Install Ytdownloader on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

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In this article, I will take you through the steps to install Ytdownloader on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa). Ytdownloader or youtube downloader plus is a free and open source GUI based youtube videos and audios downloader. It allows us to download both videos and audios in almost any format with just a click of a button. It is not just limited to youtube but you can also download videos and audios from other websites like facebook, Instagram, twitter and so on. It is also very easy to install in almost all the Linux distributions. But here we will only see how to install Ytdownloader and use on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS based systems.

 

How to Install Ytdownloader on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

How to Install Ytdownloader on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

Also Read: How to Install gallery-dl on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

Step 1: Prerequisites

a) You should have a running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server.

b) You should have sudo or root access to run privileged commands.

c) You should have apt and snap utility available in your Server.

 

Step 2: Update Your Server

Before going through the steps to install Ytdownloader on your System, it is best to update your System packages to the latest version by using sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade command as shown below.

cyberithub@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
[sudo] password for cyberithub:
Hit:1 https://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public InRelease
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ansible/ansible/ubuntu focal InRelease
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [114 kB]
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [114 kB]
Get:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease [108 kB]
Get:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 Packages [2,330 kB]
Get:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/universe amd64 Packages [1,014 kB]
Fetched 3,679 kB in 4s (929 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
40 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
.....................................................

 

Step 3: Check Snap Details

Before installation, you can check complete details about the snap package using snap info ytdownloader command as shown below. It will show some of the important information such as Publisher Name, License and Description.

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cyberithub@ubuntu:~$ snap info ytdownloader
name: ytdownloader
summary: Download videos and audios from Youtube and hundreds of other sites.
publisher: Andrew (aandreww)
store-url: https://snapcraft.io/ytdownloader
license: unset
description: |
Ytdownloader is a Free and Open source GUI app for downloading videos and audios from Youtube and
hundreds of other sites including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, Twitch
and so on..

Source Code - https://github.com/aandrew-me/ytdownloader
commands:
- ytdownloader
snap-id: gUWL3Wjxk7CmprKFts2KPsznR1ODvt0N
tracking: latest/stable
refresh-date: today at 02:19 IST
channels:
latest/stable: 3.10.2 2023-01-03 (30) 114MB -
latest/candidate: ^
latest/beta: ^
latest/edge: 3.10.2 2023-01-03 (30) 114MB -
installed: 3.10.2 (30) 114MB -

 

Step 4: Install Ytdownloader

Once you verified the snap details, you can choose to install Ytdownloader in your System by using sudo snap install ytdownloader command as shown below.

cyberithub@ubuntu:~$ sudo snap install ytdownloader
ytdownloader 3.10.2 from Andrew (aandreww) installed

 

Step 5: Using Ytdownloader

After successful installation, you can go to Desktop and click on Activities. Then search ytdownloader in the search box. Once it shows up, click on it open.

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It should open like below where it will ask you to paste the video link from clipboard to download the video. So first you need to visit youtube and copy the video link of your favorite video which you want to download.

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You can open youtube and search your video in the search bar. Then grab the URL from here by selecting it first using Ctrl+A and copying it using Ctrl+C. This will copy the URL into clipboard.

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Now to need to come back to YtDownloader again and then simply click on Click to paste video link from clipboard[Ctrl+V]. It will then show you the list of all downloadable format video and audio link. You can select format and then click on Download to start downloading the video.

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You can track the progress from below screen. After completion, it will be saved in your local download folder. That's it !!

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Step 6: Uninstall Ytdownloader

Once you are done using YtDownloader then you can also choose to uninstall it from your System by using sudo snap remove Ytdownloader command as shown below.

cyberithub@ubuntu:~$ sudo snap remove ytdownloader
ytdownloader removed

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