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CAPTCOLT
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cannot download from youtube

Post by CAPTCOLT » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:46 pm

Using Mint Cinnamon 18.3 ... Have been using GYDL to get videos from Youtube, suddenly stopped working ... Doesn't work in either Firefox or Chromium ... Also tried Youtube-DL and that doesn't work ... This started about one week ago ...

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Re: cannot download from youtube

Post by rickNS » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:58 pm

Youtube is constantly changing to prevent people from downloading their content. The downloader programs have to also constantly change to keep up. Therefore they will not ALWAYS work. I gave up on them, and use a solution that always works. Basically record your screen with your favorite screen recorder. You'll never need an update, and if you want to record a video today...you can do it.
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Re: cannot download from youtube

Post by gm10 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:04 pm

I have probably never seen youtube-dl not work in all the years I've used it. You probably just forgot to update it first:

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sudo youtube-dl -U
If you installed via Software Manager, you cannot update it, so create a local install instead:

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mkdir -p ~/.local/bin
wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -O ~/.local/bin/youtube-dl
chmod u+x ~/.local/bin/youtube-dl
My uGet download manager also has no trouble downloading videos off youtube, I tested right now. If you want to try it, install this from their website instead of the Mint repository, since you're using an old Mint release I would imagine the repository has an old uGet version only.
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Re: cannot download from youtube

Post by phd21 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:34 pm

Hi CAPTCOLT,

There are a few great applications and some browser add-ons to download YouTube videos.

YouTube-DL and the related desktop version YouTube-DLG are the most popular. As was already mentioned, the YouTube-DL is updated frequently, so I use a PPA for Linux Mint versions prior to and including Linux Mint 19. I just tested these and GYDL a moment ago and they are working. I have never had any problems using YouTube-DL and YouTube-DLG.


To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one: Click "Select All" above command, right-click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or "Shift+Insert" or "Ctrl+Shift+v"), repeat for each command.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install youtube-dl youtube-dlg

Other video downloaders
"4K Video Downloader"

"XDM" Xtreme Download manager - for faster downloads and can do video downloads

"uGet" - for faster downloads and can do video downloads


Hope this helps ...
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Re: cannot download from youtube

Post by johnlannon » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:03 pm

I use clipgrab Leave it on your desktop for quick access. It is a self contained ap that does not install. You can leave it in a home folder, if you prefer too. When running it reads clipboard so when you copy the address it pops up notification. Click it, then click download.
P.S. some videos cannot be downloaded from YouTube. They block copyrighted videos from downloading now.

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Re: cannot download from youtube

Post by Chrisj01 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:06 pm

I use the Firefox extension "Video DownloadHelper" and it works a charm, just checked it and it is still working for me.

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Re: cannot download from youtube

Post by Joe2Shoe » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:27 pm

I use ClipGrab. It's in the Software Manager.
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Re: cannot download from youtube

Post by AnalogueMan » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:27 pm

In also use youtube-dl and until now have never faced any problems when downloading a video on the youtube site.

In terminal:

first navigate to the folder where you want to download that particular video and then execute

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youtube-dl -c https://www.youtube.com/xxxxxxx 
where https://www.youtube.com/xxxxxxx must be the exact address of the video
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Re: cannot download from youtube

Post by all41 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:52 pm

youtube-dl -c
The -c flag implies continuation of previously interrupted download.
In the latest versions -c it is no longer required, youtube-dl will automatically resume the download
if the output directory is the same.

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Re: cannot download from youtube

Post by AnalogueMan » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:08 pm

all41 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:52 pm
youtube-dl -c
The -c flag implies continuation of previously interrupted download.
In the latest versions -c it is no longer required, youtube-dl will automatically resume the download
if the output directory is the same.

That........., I wasn't aware of! Thanks :)
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Re: cannot download from youtube

Post by chiefjim » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:27 pm

Try the Slimjet browser. Works great for me. No add ons needed.

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