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How to Install Youtube Command Line Video Downloader on Linux
Generally we download videos from YouTube using web browser. But now you can also download videos from YouTube using command line. This tutorial will help you to install Linux command line YouTube downloader and examples for downloading videos.

Install YouTube Downloader

Use the following command to install YouTube command line downloader as per your Linux operating system.

Ubuntu, Debian and LinuxMint 

$ sudo apt-get install download-dl

CentOS, RHEL, Fedora and SL

# yum install youtube-dl

Download Youtube Videos

Now use followings set of example commands to download Youtube videos with different-2 options and formats as per your requirements.
1. Download Video – Use this command to download videos directly on your system.

$ youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWKPwmM6pnA


 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading webpage
 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading video info webpage
 McuF7g14hYw: Extracting video information
 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading DASH manifest
 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading DASH manifest
[download] Destination: How to Download Java Archive using Command Line -qWKPwmM6pnA .mp4
[download] 100% of 3.79MiB in 00:09
2. Save Videos with Different Name – Use option -o followed by new video file name to save on your system disk.

$ youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWKPwmM6pnA -o Video.mp4 


 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading webpage
 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading video info webpage
 McuF7g14hYw: Extracting video information
 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading DASH manifest
 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading DASH manifest
[download] Destination: Video.mp4
[download] 100% of 3.79MiB in 00:07
 
3. Download Audio in MP3 Only – You can simple download audio of any video on your system in mp3 format, like following commands.

$ youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 https://youtu.be/qWKPwmM6pnA -o audio.mp3

 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading webpage
 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading video info webpage
 McuF7g14hYw: Extracting video information
 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading DASH manifest
 McuF7g14hYw: Downloading DASH manifest
[download] Destination: /home/sysadmin/Desktop/audio.mp3
[download] 100% of 4.16MiB in 00:11
[ffmpeg] Correcting container in "audio.mp3"
[ffmpeg] Post-process file audio.mp3 exists, skipping
 

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