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Which software is suitable in Ubuntu for downloading video files? I installed Axel, but it is not working properly. I don't know terminal commands.

I like to download various video files like mp4,mpeg, flv etc formats. you put a link to Axel a terminal appear and suddently it disappear

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i also like to know about remote desktop management softwares (through internet) –  anilkumar Aug 14 '12 at 15:49
    
What kind of video files are you looking to download? can you put a link to Axel's web page? –  roadmr Aug 14 '12 at 15:51
    
I like to download various video files like mp4,mpeg, flv etc formats. you put a link to Axel a terminal appear and suddently it disappear –  anilkumar Aug 14 '12 at 15:55
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Use Firefox. It has a lot of addons that allow downloading videos from popular sites. I personally use DownloadHelper.

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ClipGrab is a free GPL'ed software for downloading online videos.

With ClipGrab you can download online clips from many sites with just some clicks and then automatically convert them into "usable" files. This way, you can watch your favourite clips again and again wherever and whenever you like. And since ClipGrab can also save your videos as audio files, you can also put them on your mp3 player if you like. At the moment, the following sites are officially supported:

  • YouTube
  • Clipfish
  • Collegehumor
  • Dailymotion
  • MyVideo
  • MySpass
  • Sevenload
  • Tudou
  • Vimeo1

To install, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clipgrab

I installed it using the above on my system, and here is what I get:

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and when I click on it this is what I get:

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1Source:Ubuntu Geek

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using above commands I just installed it in my pc. But in my dash home there is no software staring with clip.... how can i use that software –  anilkumar Aug 14 '12 at 16:01
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