2 ways make youtube to mp4 converter for Linux
There are many apps can convert youtube to mp4. But you can rarely find a good app of youtube to mp4 converter for Linux. Most of them are developed for the Windows platform. After testing, I find two kind of methods are most suitable for Linux.
1) download using website service
If you don’t want to install extra command-line tool on your Linux, you can also choose website service through the browser. 1conv is one of the best to download youtube because it’s free, fast and the download video with subtitles.
Take a look at specific steps.
Step 1: you need to find the video that you would like to download, for example, JOKER – Final Trailer which URL is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAGVQLHvwOY.
Step 2: click this, and paste the link of the video in the input box.
Step 3: click on the “convert” button to start the converter. You have to wait for a while until you see the download button.
Step 4: After pressing the download button, you can save that video to your Linux.
2)download using the command-line tool
The most famous command-line tool to download youtube for Linux is youtube-dl. Although as a command-line tool, it is extremely easy to install and use.
If you’re using Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based distributions including Linux Mint, Elementary OS, and Zorin. You can install as follow.
Open your terminal program, enter these commands in order, pressing Enter after each one:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install youtube-dl
yum install youtube-dl
Upon successful installation of Youtube-dl, You can now begin downloading videos. To download a video from YouTube, the syntax will be
# youtube-dl <url>
# youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAGVQLHvwOY
Downloaded files by default are stored in Home directory.
By default, Youtube-dl will download the highest quality of the videos being downloaded but in case of a slow internet connection, a lower quality can be downloaded bypassing some arguments. Some of the notable features of Youtube-dl include
- Downloading all video files from a playlist
- Ability to resume interrupted downloads
- Ability to convert video files into MP3 files
- Ability to download videos of varying resolutions e.g 4K, 1080P, 720P
- Ability to set the maximum download rate.
If can’t download youtube video anymore, try to update youtube-dl use command:
# youtube-dl -U
This guide explains how to download YouTube videos using Youtube-dl and 1conv service on Linux. They are easy ways to make youtube to mp4 converter for Linux such as Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. Enjoy!