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I have installed Wine and I have installed IDM on it. However, I do not get the link which asks me whether I want to download the video on the page which I get while using Windows. As a result, I am not able to download any video at all, especially the ones on Youtube.

Hope you can help me out with this. Thank you.

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Why do you not just use Firefox and something like DownThemAll! directly in Ubuntu? Why are you accessing YouTube via Wine? –  user25656 Jan 24 '13 at 10:25
    
This is not a direct answer to the question, but as it's not guaranteed that all Windows applications will work 100% under Wine, it's highly advisable to try first a Linux app that does the same job ( often much better ;-) and I can suggest jDownloader (Java app though) or FatRat in this case. –  Sadi Jan 24 '13 at 11:28

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As presented here IDM does not work well in Wine.

Other multithread Windows downloaders work though, like Free Download Manager (better install the lite version), or SoMud (somewhat heavier, but which is able to search by itself videos before downloading them from different video hosts, beside being a torrent client).

You might want to consider Linux alternatives like uGet, Fatrat, and Flareget (the latest free version of which is limited to 2 connections per download) - which can be used in association with Firefox+Flashget to capture videos.


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