How To Install YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App On Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will show you ‘How To Install YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App On Ubuntu 18.04’. A cross-platform front-end GUI of the popular youtube dl Video downloader written in wxPython. YouTube dl is a command line Video Downloader App which is open source and can be used to download videos from YouTube.

YouTube DL GUI Requirements:

If you also need to download and install the following packages.

  1. Python 2.7.3+
  2. wxPython 3
  3. TwoDict
  4. GNU gettext 
  5. FFmpeg 

YouTube DL GUI Downloads:

Install YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App On Ubuntu 18.04

Install YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App On Ubuntu 18.04

Follow The Below Steps to Install YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App On Ubuntu 18.04:

To Install YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App, here you will be installing by PPA so enter the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
The main Web Upd8 PPA maintained by: http://www.webupd8.org/

To add this PPA, simply paste this in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

Packages in this PPA: audacious, ap-hotspot, awn-applet-radio, awn-applet-wm, calise, cmus, dockbarx, dockbarx-themes-extra, dropbox-share, emerald, exaile, fbmessenger, gnome-subtitles, gnome-window-applets, grsync, grive, gthumb, launchpad-getkeys, mc, mdm (Mint Display Manager), minitunes, minitube, musique, notifyosdconfig, nautilus-columns, powertop, ppa-purge, rosa-media-player, fixed pulseaudio-equalizer, subtitleeditor, syncwall, umplayer, unity-reboot, wimlib, youtube-dl, xfce4-dockbarx-plugin, xournal, yad, yarock and others. Almost all packages are updated to their latest version.

For other (specialized) PPAs we maintain, see: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team
More info: https://launchpad.net/~nilarimogard/+archive/ubuntu/webupd8
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

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Now enter the following command for updating the Ubuntu repository.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt update
Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease
Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Hit:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/flexiondotorg/youtube-dl-gui/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:7 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease
Ign:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/me-davidsansome/clementine/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:10 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

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Enter the following command for the YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App installation.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt install youtube-dlg
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
After this operation, 49.4 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 youtube-dlg all 0.4-1~webupd8~bionic9 [85.0 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libwxbase3.0-0v5 amd64 3.0.4+dfsg-3 [954 kB]
Fetched 10.3 MB in 8s (1,251 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package libwxbase3.0-0v5:amd64.
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/wx/python/wx3.0.pth to provide /usr/lib/wx/python/wx.pth (wx.pth) in auto mode
Setting up youtube-dlg (0.4-1~webupd8~bionic9) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ...

Now when you enter the above command, click on the following command to confirm that the YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader package has been successfully installed.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l youtube-dlg
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii youtube-dlg 0.4-1~webupd all youtube-dl gui

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Now Gimp is successfully installed. Search and open ‘YouTube DL GUI’ in Ubuntu application.

How To Install YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App On Ubuntu 18.04

YouTube-DL GUI Video Downloader App

Now open the YouTube DL GUI. See the following snapshots in the YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App opened.

How To Install YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App On Ubuntu 18.04

YouTube-DL GUI Video Downloader

Also Read – How to Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu.

How To Use YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App In Ubuntu 18.04?

When you open the YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader app, add the URL of YouTube video into it and click on the download icon, then right click on the video title and then click on Open Destination, then you will get the downloaded video.

How To Install YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App On Ubuntu 18.04

Use YouTube-DL GUI Video Downloader App

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How To Uninstall YouTube DL GUI In Ubuntu 18.04?

If you want to remove YouTube DL GUI from your system, enter the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get purge youtube-dlg
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libatkmm-1.6-1v5 libcairomm-1.0-1v5 libcrypto++6 libftgl2 libglew2.0
libglibmm-2.4-1v5 libgtkmm-2.4-1v5 liblastfm1 libmng2 libmygpo-qt1
libmysqlclient20 libpangomm-1.4-1v5 libprojectm2v5 libqjson0 libqt4-dbus
libqt4-declarative libqt4-network libqt4-opengl libqt4-script libqt4-sql
libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-sql-sqlite libqt4-xml libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtcore4
libqtdbus4 libqtgui4 libqxt-core0 libqxt-gui0 libsigc++-2.0-0v5
libwxbase3.0-0v5 libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0v5 mysql-common projectm-data
python-twodict python-wxgtk3.0 python-wxversion qdbus qt-at-spi qtchooser
qtcore4-l10n
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
youtube-dlg*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 35 not upgraded.
After this operation, 352 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 169132 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing youtube-dlg (0.4-1~webupd8~bionic9) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...

That’s it! In this article, we have explained How To Install YouTube DL GUI Video Downloader App On Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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