Learn how to use a simple graphical application to download the Youtube videos on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish without using the command.
Although we don’t require downloading YouTube videos because they are always available online to stream, yet, if you have an internet connection problem then we have to. Yes, we can download the Youtube videos by using a simple graphical app called – Youtube Downloader. It is available through the SNAP repository, and hence can be installed on any modern Ubuntu operating system.
This app we are going to use here, apart from grabbing the Youtube videos, can also be used to convert the videos to MP3. It supports password-protected and private videos, can download single videos or whole playlists, and has the ability to automatically selects a video format based on your quality demands.
Steps to download Youtube Videos on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy
The commands given here can be used on Ubuntu’s other versions such as 20.04/18.04 including Linux Mint, Elementary OS, MX Linux, and more…
1. Run APT update
Perform the system update with the help of the APT package manager for refreshing the repository cache to make sure all the installed packages are up to date.
sudo apt update
2. Install YouTube downloader on Ubuntu 22.04
On the latest versions of Ubuntu, the SNAP package managers are enabled by default, hence we can install many applications available through the Snapcraft repository. The best thing is Snap is a universal package manager which means even if you are using the CentOS, Rocky Linux, or any other Linux you can use it to get the Youtube downloader.
sudo snap install video-downloader
3. How to download Youtube videos
Once you have the software on your Ubuntu 22.04, go to Application launcher and search for “YouTube Downloader”, when in the results, the icon of this software appears, click to run the same.
If you want to extract MP3 audio from your video then select the “Audio” tab whereas for those who want a complete video with audio as well just go for the “Video” tab.
• Go to Youtube
• Copy the URL of the video that you want to download.
• Select the “Resolution” in which you want the video.
• Finally, click on the “Download” button.
Wait for some time, the application will start downloading the video.
5. Open Download Location
Once the video downloading is completed, click on the “Open Download Location” button, this will automatically open the folder where the software has saved the video.
6. Uninstall or Remove
Those who don’t this software anymore on their Ubuntu Linux system can go for the given command to remove it.
sudo snap remove video-downloader