Youtube-dl install on Mint 20

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linuxlinux123
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Youtube-dl install on Mint 20

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This is the simplest method I know of to install Youtube-dl. You can get the current update directly from Youtbe-dl with this method and elimintat the need for installing repositories.

sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -O /usr/bin/youtube-dl
[ earlier youtube-dl versions used /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl download location ]

sudo chmod a+rx /usr/bin/youtube-dl

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/python
[ creates a symbolic link to python ]

To make sure Youtube-dl is working, do an update

sudo Youtube-dl -U
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Re: Youtube-dl install on Mint 20

Post by nielo »

Thanks for posting this. However, just in case anyone else runs into the same problem as I had, the final line should read:

sudo youtube-dl -U
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Re: Youtube-dl install on Mint 20

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Fabulous. Deep gratitude!! I waS having so much impossibility using youtube-dl, i was preparing to create a new partition and install new LM OS. No need for gory details. THANK you! Linux is love.
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Re: Youtube-dl install on Mint 20

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:? Right now the wget link doesn't work for me I hope in a few days works :roll:
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Re: Youtube-dl install on Mint 20

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Just worked for me.
I ran it as user (without sudo) and put it in my Desktop folder instead of /usr/bin but it downloaded as it should have.
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Re: Youtube-dl install on Mint 20

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I had to delete the "s" in the https and let only http, after 9 tries i was able to download the file :?
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