Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

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Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

Post by Mike_in_Canada » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:32 pm

I have installed Youtube_dl from the Software Manager but it does not show or launch.
Something is missing or blocking it. Could this be a driver/graphics issue?
I am running Windows 8.1 and Mint 18.3 Mate 64bit (Separate HDDs)
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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

Post by Sir Charles » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:59 pm

Hi,
youtube-dl is a command line tool and as such it is run from a teminal.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

Post by phd21 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:02 pm

Hi Mike_in_Canada,

The superb "YouTube-DL" is a console terminal application and it is run from there. There is a wonderful desktop GUI for this called "YouTube-DLG" which you can also install and use.

Multi-Platform Youtube-DL GUI: (youtube-dlg)
This can download (save) a video and or just its audio track
http://www.webupd8.org/2014/03/multi-pl ... utube.html
To install this using the PPA method which will keep it updated, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:

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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
Or just download and double-click the Linux deb file

Linux Mint 18.x
https://launchpad.net/~nilarimogard/+ar ... l4_all.deb

Linux Mint 17.x
https://launchpad.net/~nilarimogard/+ar ... y0_all.deb

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

Post by rickNS » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:14 pm

Does this program currently actually work ?
I used it some time ago perhaps a couple of years, then it stopped working, so I use a different simple method now, maybe not quite as good, but easy.
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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed? (Solved)

Post by Mike_in_Canada » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:24 pm

Thank you very much.
Excellent help !!!!

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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed? (Solved)

Post by phd21 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:56 pm

Hi Mike_in_Canada,

You are very welcome from all of us that replied...

These get frequent updates which is why I use the PPA.

To " rickNS", yes they function very well or at least it did last time I tried it a day or so ago.
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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

Post by Termy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:52 pm

rickNS wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Does this program currently actually work ?
I used it some time ago perhaps a couple of years, then it stopped working, so I use a different simple method now, maybe not quite as good, but easy.
The youtube-dl program? Yeah, but not the old version, which is the one in the main Ubuntu repositories. Google change their API quite often, which means programs like youtube-dl have to be kept updated. I personally use this, straight from the developers. Here are their instructions:

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sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl.sig
gpg --verify youtube-dl.sig /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
I have issues with the verification part, though. Then you just run sudo youtube-dl -U to update it.

Be sure to uninstall the other one first, to avoid any package confusion.
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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

Post by rickNS » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:59 pm

One more thanks! I copied/saved all.
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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

Post by jimallyn » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:25 am

rickNS wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Does this program currently actually work ?
Yes, it works very well. If you use the GUI, it has a button to click to update the underlying youtube-dl program. If you aren't using the GUI, use sudo youtube-dl -U in terminal now and then.

And don't use the version from Software Manager or Synaptic, it is hopelessly outdated. Use this:
To install it right away for all UNIX users (Linux, OS X, etc.), type:

sudo curl -L https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

Post by Redact » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:31 pm

phd21 wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:02 pm
The superb "YouTube-DL" is a console terminal application and it is run from there. There is a wonderful desktop GUI for this called "YouTube-DLG" which you can also install and use.
I'd like to thank you phd21 for these recommendations.
I've been using it for three days, and it works better than my browser extensions.
The extensions would work off and on, with little - to me - rhyme or reason.
YouTube-DLG has worked consistently.
Even though I wasn't the OP, thanks again!

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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

Post by administrollaattori » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:01 pm

YouTube-DLG does not download all videos, but youtube-dl downloads all YouTube videos.

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Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

Post by phd21 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:03 pm

Hi Redact,

You are most welcome...
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