Free Youtube Video Downloader for Linux

Here's how to install Youtube Video Downloader for UNIX users (Linux, Mac OS X)

How to install Youtube DL on Mac

Remember youtube-dl requires Python version 2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+ to work.

To install Youtube Downloader, 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

You can also use pip: sudo pip install --upgrade youtube_dl This command will update youtube-dl if you have already installed it.

To Download Video or Audio with Youtube DL

Run the following command: youtube-dl https://<link-to-your-video>

If you just want audio use this command: youtube-dl -f bestaudio https://<link-to-your-video>