One of my favorite TV shows was “Who’s Line is it Anyway” from ABC. I was bummed the show was cancelled several years ago, and never thought too much of it since then. About two weeks ago I was on YouTube and found clips from Who’s Line. After watching a few of them, I decided to download the video to my Linux PC and move the video into the path /home/george/Video/YouTube/Whos Line. However, the YouTube down is not installed with Ubuntu. You need to install the file from the universe repository using the following steps:
- Open a Terminal Window
- enter without quotes “sudo apt-get install youtube-dl”
- enter your password
Leaving the Terminal Window open, you can down run the command youtube-dl <url address of the video>. In a few minutes the file will download to your /home directory as a .flv file. Now I hate the fact when the file downloads the title of the file make no sense to me what so ever. If you change the command to youtube-dl -l <url address>, the title of the video will be inserted into the file name. To see the list of other parameters for downloading videos type youtube-dl -h.