Download YouTube video – elementaryOS

Sometimes you may need or may want to download YouTube video for offline. This is how to do that.

  1. Download VLC from AppCenter.
  2. Goto YouTube with your web browser.
  3. Hit share and copy its URL.
  4. Open VLC, click on Open Network Stream…
  5. Click on Network tab and paste the URL. Then hit play button.
  6. After video started, click on tools. Choose codec information.
  7. Click on location followed by control A to select all of location address. Copy.
  8. Back to web browser and paste it there.
  9. Download progress should begin shortly as mp4 file.
  10. Good luck.

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