Like Internet Download Manager for windows,Is there any software to download all files like videos,audios,softwares and all other files in Ubuntu 11.10?

  • Possible duplicate of: askubuntu.com/q/54837/32037 And why ubuntu-one and jdownlader tag? Nov 28, 2011 at 15:02
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    Umm... click on the file in your web browser and choose save?
    – psusi
    Nov 28, 2011 at 15:07

5 Answers 5


Here is a quick solution. You do not even need a software to download videos from web.

All you have to do is run following commands after the video has been completely loaded on browser.

$lsof | grep Flash

$cat > /proc/PID/fd/FD > filename.flv

Replace PID and FD with their corresponding value from the output obtained from the first command.

Consider following example.

lsof | grep Flash

chrome 3151 abnormal 23u REG 8,23 1274744 1058929 /tmp/FlashXXmkVBxq (deleted)

cat /proc/3151/fd/23 > "video.flv"

  • It is better to post gui tools
    – Tachyons
    Feb 20, 2012 at 14:52
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    I disagree (and probably lots of other people will disagree too) @tachyons It is always good to have alternatives (and command line works across lots of systems and sometimes across browsers too).
    – Rinzwind
    Apr 11, 2012 at 14:41
  • An experianced user always prefer commandline tools ,Because of it strength, But a normal user(most of the users) prefer gui way ,personally I dont like to suggest CLI methods
    – Tachyons
    Apr 11, 2012 at 14:48
  • @I'mnotthisperson JDownloader is a good GUI tool
    – user24665
    Apr 16, 2012 at 5:18
  • And what is (deleted) at the end of the output? Aug 13, 2014 at 3:55

If you just need to download videos (as the question title suggests), Video DownloadHelper it's a nice add-on for Firefox that works fine.

If you need a download manager (as the question text suggests), I'd recommend steadyflow. Also, you can use FlashGot for firefox integration.


Videodownload helper extention for Firefox works fine for videos. DownloadthemAll extention for other files (download acceleration, filter rules to download multiple files at one go, etc.)


Even in IDM (or Orbit or any other downloader), you need a link or the URL, which locates the resource and can be used to download the file from the remote server.

If you have a link, you need a download manager (like how you used IDM).

If your query is limited to downloading videos from the Web, you might want to get their links and use a download manager still. If not, you might want to go over the extensions of your browser.

Download Manager for Ubuntu

I personally recommend SteadyFlow, but you're recommended to go through all of them and choose for youeself. For doing that, open Software Centre, and search for "downloader". SteadyFlow is the most rated as of now.

Videos Only?

Most popular browsers have extensions that facilitate downloading videos from online streaming websites. Search for them. But in the end, they too just grab the link and download via your browser's download manager (which is pretty slower than a standalone download manager).

For example, if you have Firefox, you can press Shift+Ctrl+A to open the "Add-Ons". Here, you can search for extensions with queries related to "download videos". I personally use FlashGot, which is used to get the link of any media: video, image, music, etc.

Alternatively, there exist many online tools for that purpose. You can run a Google search with "download videos online" for the latest results. You can use those services to download videos from particular websites.


Try JDownloader, follow the link.

  • (Downvote reason). Link-only answers are usually considered spam.
    – Abhimanyu
    Aug 13, 2014 at 2:41
  • @Abhimanyu - Well the question clearly asks for a GUI tool for download, which i mentioned in my answer. If the link dies there is still name to search for. If there is better way to present this answer please be my guest.
    – user24665
    Aug 14, 2014 at 19:27
  • I recommend you read hexafraction's comment. I just put an extended comment on that, because it's quite rude to just downvote without a reason. Please read his comment.
    – Abhimanyu
    Aug 15, 2014 at 2:37

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