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I am having issues downloading the newest version of ClipGrab http://clipgrab.de/en.

I tried to install it in the terminal, and tried finding the software in Ubuntu Software Center. I have even tried to extract the folder for which the software is in at with no luck.

When trying to install in the terminal it gives me an error about my ppa.

No downloadable video could be found.

This is what happens when I try to download Clip Grab. I open it up, and then the web page pops up every time I try to use this program....every time, and I have removed the old version, put the new version in.....still NO LUCK.

I love this program, it has worked for several months, and this is annoying that I can not use this program now.

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What is the error message? –  devav2 Sep 22 '12 at 5:32
    
NO DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO COULD BE FOUND. This is what happens when I try to download Clip Grab, the program, open it up, and then the web page pops up every time I try to use this program....every time, and I have removed the old version, put the new version in.....still NO LUCK. –  John Bush Sep 22 '12 at 14:04
    
"No downloadable video could be found." is an error message from ClipGrab –  BuZZ-dEE Sep 24 '12 at 10:12

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To Install ClipGrab on Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

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

This installs clipgrab from the Clipgrab Team's PPA. (Here's some information on PPA safety.)

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Clipgrab 3.2.0.9

Clipgrab 3.2.0.8 had some issue, it is now fixed in the latest release. To install, run these commands in a terminal (Open it with Ctrl-Alt-T ) to install it

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

and then

sudo apt-get install clipgrab

Alternative 1: Youtube-dl (CLI tool)

You can try to using "youtube-dl". It is better than clipgrab in downloading the youtube downloader. To install it, run this command

sudo apt-get install youtube-dl

The downside is youtube-dl is a command line tool.

Alternative 2: Minitube

Install it using the link

minitube Install minitube

or using terminal:

sudo apt-get install minitube
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The version 3.2.0.8 from the clipgrab ppa doesn't work. Maybe YouTube changed something, so he has to wait for a new clipgrab version. –  BuZZ-dEE Sep 22 '12 at 15:37
    
youtube-dl is a terminal program and more complicated to use. –  BuZZ-dEE Sep 22 '12 at 16:58
    
Minitube isn't a good alternative to ClipGrab, because it can't convert a video file to an audio file. –  BuZZ-dEE Sep 26 '12 at 22:21
    
+1 for youtube-dl; I didn't notice that they managed to get it working again for youtube (it was broken for some time). –  bitmask Dec 6 '12 at 0:35
    
None of the clipgrab programs work anymore with Youtube. –  Cerin Jul 8 '13 at 22:46

There is a new ClipGrab version 3.2.0.9. You have to wait until the author uploads this version to the ppa or you have to download it manually by typing the following one by one in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T).

wget http://clipgrab.de/download/clipgrab-3.2.0.9.bz2
bunzip2 clipgrab-3.2.0.9.bz2
chmod +x clipgrab-3.2.0.9
./clipgrab-3.2.0.9

UPDATE: You can get ClipGrab version 3.2.0.9. now from the ppa:

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

Successful YouTube download with ClipGrab version 3.2.0.9.:

ClipGrab v.3.2.0.9.: Downloadable video found ClipGrab v.3.2.0.9.: Successful download

"No downloadable video could be found." error with ClipGrab version 3.2.0.8.:

ClipGrab v.3.2.0.8.: No downloadable video found error

Software with similar features like ClipGrab: xVideoServiceThief

xVideoServiceThief downloading

Download from GetDeb

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Install Clipgrab using this method

1. open terminal and run the commands below

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/clipgrab.list

2. Then copy and paste the lines below into the file and save

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/clipgrab-team/ppa/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/clipgrab-team/ppa/ubuntu precise main

3. Finally, run the commands below to install ClipGrab

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install clipgrab

4. Run Clipgrab....Enjoy

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Still not working. Did what you told me, still not working. –  John Bush Sep 22 '12 at 6:26
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Those commands work on my PC and now Clip-grab is running.Try to remove your existing Clip-grab PPA and do it again. –  Prasad RD Sep 22 '12 at 6:33
    
Ok, I'll give it a shot. I seriously hate and I use the word 'hate' when things don't work anymore, this has been a real bother since I started using Ubuntu, I do love running this operating system, but it still has a lot of catching up to do. –  John Bush Sep 22 '12 at 7:09
    
The version 3.2.0.8 from the clipgrab ppa doesn't work. Maybe YouTube changed something, so he has to wait for a new clipgrab version. –  BuZZ-dEE Sep 22 '12 at 15:49

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