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I know it may seem a duplicate question but I'm a very new user of ubuntu and those old methods I searched didn't work for me

What I'm looking for is a guaranteed updated way with steps showing me how to download full playlists from youtube. I have tried many ways using many applications but all are need to be activated to download playlists with more than 25 videos Another way is the Terminal way which I completely don't understand so you'll be doing me a big favor of showing me how the whole story goes

The terminal way : Problems downloading playlist using youtube-dl

Thanks in advance

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  • What is this terminal way you mention ? That would be the preferred method here, link it and I will try to interpret it for you. Also what browser are you using ? – Mark Kirby Dec 2 '15 at 19:39
  • edited the question – Magdy.A Dec 2 '15 at 19:41
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Based on the answer you linked, here are clear instructions on using youtube-dl

First remove any installed version

 sudo apt-get purge youtube-dl

If you downloaded from the link run

sudo rm /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

Now download the latest file to /usr/local/bin (newer one than the one in the link)

sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/2015.11.27.1/youtube-dl -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

Now give it permissions

sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

Here is a test command to download from a nice Linux based channel, Linux Scoop (get the url of the page you want to download), and run youtube-dl followed by the page

youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKopOf5__2tjZ3oHnreRYjxGW_7yXV0OS

You can check for updates to this non repository version by running

youtube-dl -U

To see a list of all commands in the terminal, you can run

youtube-dl --help 

For more detailed documentation go here.

Tested on 14.04.

  • Thank you very much sir you saved my day I wish I can rate it up .. but if I'm not bothering you can you link me the youtube-dl settings commands up ? – Magdy.A Dec 2 '15 at 20:24

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