How to install YouTube-DLG Video Downloader on Ubuntu

YouTube-DLG Video Downloader is a free youtube video downloader for Linux, Windows and MacOS. Its not only for youtube you can also download videos from many other sites. It is a front end of the most popular open-source CLI video downloader app YouTube-DL. It is written in Python.

complete list of supported sites

Install YouTube-DLG Video Downloader on Ubuntu:

Open your terminal app. Type the below command and hit the enter key to add webupd8 PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

Type your Ubuntu password. Then press the enter key. This will add the YouTube-DLG Video Downloader’s PPA on your system. Then run the below command.

sudo apt update

After that type the below command and press enter key to install YouTube-DLG Video Downloader on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install youtube-dlg

Type Y and press the enter key to confirm the installation. After the successful installation of YouTube-DLG Video Downloader restart your ubuntu. Click the Dash home from unity launcher. And type YouTube-DL GUI in the search field. Then click YouTube-DL GUI to open it.

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Now enter the video download URL in the designated field and click Add button. Then click the start button to begin your download.

You can also download the latest .deb package from the below link.

Download YouTube-DLG Video Downloader

You need Python 2.7.3+, wxPython 3 and TwoDict to install YouTube-DLG.

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