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.
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:
When you choose to download it, it also gives you the option to download the video in different formats.
Pretty cool app, isn’t it? Do you use other method to download videos from internet? Let us know in the comment section.