Download Youtube video – CentOS (Linux), Windows, Mac

By | January 13, 2016
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Download Youtube video – CentOS

At some time or another everyone has wanted to download Youtube video to have locally. From Linux (or Windows or Mac) this is a fairly simple task thanks to youtube-dl !! Easy installation, fast, flexible

Installation of youtube-dl

To install the latest youtube-dl, check the latest url from their site HERE

wget https://yt-dl.org/latest/youtube-dl -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

Make the program executable like this –

chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

And that really is it !! youtube-dl is also available for Mac and Windows so check the website link above to download it.

Using youtube-dl to download videos and playlists from Youtube

To download video from Youtube (Single) :

youtube-dl "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFxlwVhwayg"

To download a playlist with multiple videos just put in the playlist url :

youtube-dl "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG79da7Uxyk&list=RDlG79da7Uxyk"

There are many options to name your files as you want, choose which quality video you wish to download etc etc so check out the help page here –

youtube-dl -h

Every now and then if you experience any issues with downloading videos you can update youtube-dl to the latest version –

youtube-dl -U

Just for Youtube downloads?? Well NO. youtube-dl can download videos from a LARGE number of other sites as well! You can see the ever expanding list of sites it supports HERE

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