How To Download Youtube Videos On Ubuntu 22.04 Using GUI App

Learn how to use simple GUI application to download Youtube videos on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish without using command.

Although we don’t need to download YouTube videos as they are always available online to stream, however, if you have internet connection problem, we must. Yes, we can download Youtube videos using a simple GUI application called – Youtube Downloader. It is available through the SNAP repository and can therefore be installed on any modern Ubuntu operating system.

This application that we are going to use here, in addition to grabbing Youtube videos, can also be used to convert videos to MP3. It supports password-protected and private videos, can download single videos or entire playlists, and has the ability to automatically select a video format based on your quality requirements.

Steps to Download Youtube Videos on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy

The commands given here can be used on other Ubuntu versions such as 20.04/18.04, including Linux Mint, Elementary OS, MX Linux, and more…

1. Run APT Update

Perform the system update using the APT package manager to refresh the repository cache to ensure that all installed packages are up to date.

sudo apt update

2. Install YouTube Downloader on Ubuntu 22.04

On the latest versions of Ubuntu, SNAP package managers are enabled by default, so we can install many applications available through the Snapcraft repository. The best thing is that Snap is a universal package manager which means even if you are using CentOS, Rocky Linux or any other Linux, you can use it to get Youtube downloader.

sudo snap install video-downloader

3. How to download Youtube videos

Once you have the software on your Ubuntu 22.04, go to the application launcher and search for “YouTube Downloader”, when in the results the icon of this software appears, click to run it.

4. Add Youtube Video URL Link

If you want to extract MP3 audio from your video, select the “audio“while for those who want a full video with audio, just go for the tab”Videotab “.

Go to Youtube
Copy it URLs of the video you want to download.
Select the “Resolution” in which you want the video.
Finally, click on the “To download” button.

Wait for a while, the app will start downloading the video.

Downloading Youtube Videos on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy

5. Open the download location

Once the video has finished downloading, click on the “Open download location“, it will automatically open the folder where the software saved the video.

Open video location Location of downloaded youtube video

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