I am running 12.04 ubuntu os, i have downloaded the app and the download to is complete but when i search from dash neither is the file nor the folder of youtube dl turns up. Can anyone help?
There are really 2 questions here:
Why does youtube-dl not feature in Dash?
This is because youtube-dl is run from a Terminal and does not come with icons, desktop files and the like. It is simply run from any Terminal as follows:
Details of the commandline can be easily seen by running:
in any Terminal and experimenting a little to make youtube-dl work as you wish. The 2nd question is:
Where does Youtube dl downloads YouTube files?
By default youtube-dl will download the files in the working directory of the Terminal that you have opened. Usually this is your $HOME environment, but not always. This behavior can be modified in 2 ways:
Easy way: Use the -o option with youtube-dl to manually give a location for the downloaded files:
and of course substitute the actual url for 'youtube file url'
Slightly harder way: Set a path in the youtube-dl configuration file ~/.config/youtube-dl.conf as follows:
and then all downloaded files will automatically go to your Desktop.
If you run
The video should be in
youtube-dl is a terminal program, it runs only from the terminal.
youtube-dl downloads videos wherever you tell it to. You can tell youtube-dl where to download the videos by changing the working directory before you run youtube-dl using the
Or if you want to download the video to any other directory, just type
So here is a complete example of how to download a video from
by default youtube-dl downloads it's files on your home directory to access your downloaded filed please open the terminal change the directory to your home directory user:~$ cd /home/user Notice: user is your user name