How To Download Videos From YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion in Ubuntu

Downloading videos from internet might be a tricky task in Linux as by default most of the websites require Java to be installed. Though there are some websites that allow you to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo or DailyMotion without Java, we will see a dedicated tool that you can install in Ubuntu or other Linux systems for a more convenient video downloads from internet.

4K Video Downloader

4K Video Downloader is one fantastic tool written in C++ and Qt that provides a very simple graphical interface to download videos from popular websites like Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and DailyMotion.

How to install 4K Video Downloader in Ubuntu or Linux Mint:

You can install 4K Video Downloader by the official PPA using the commands given below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/multimedia
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install 4kvideodownloader

You can use the following command to uninstall it:

sudo apt-get remove 4kvideodownloader

You can follow this article to remove the PPA.

Alternatively, you can install by downloading the installer file (.deb) from the 4k Video Downloader website.

How to use 4K Video Downloader:

Using 4K Video Downloader is pretty straight forward. Start the 4K Video Downloader.

Downlpad Video From Internet

Copy the URL of the desired video and simply click on the Paste URL tab in 4K Video Downloader. No need to paste or anything like that. It will ask you if you want to download it:

Downlpad Video From Internet

When you choose to download it, it also gives you the option to download the video in different formats.

Downlpad Video From Internet

Pretty cool app, isn’t it? Do you use other method to download videos from internet? Let us know in the comment section.

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Very informative! Thanks for showing clearly how to download online videos. I always use acethinker video downloader to save streaming video to my laoptop, free and works quite well. It's an online App, compatible with both Windows and Ubuntu.

I like the downloader:

This software is fantastically useful, but it's NOT FOSS! Might be worth mentioning that in the post. See their EULA:

Also, I can confirm -- the PPA doesn't work under Lubuntu 13.10. Step 3 (install) fails. The .deb installer works fine though.


Are there any possible ways to install this on ubuntu 13.10 ?


Does the PPA not work in 13.10??