Download Youtube Videos with Clipgrab

ClipGrab Microsoft has recently released an update for its new browser that includes the native option to download YouTube videos. An interesting option but that Ubuntu and Gnu / Linux have had for a long time. There are many programs and plugins to do it, but if you have Ubuntu, Clipgrab is the best option. What's more Clipgrab does not consume browser resources since we can download the video without having to open the browser.

Clipgrab is a free option which curiously not only can be installed on Gnu / Linux but also has a version for Windows. Still, the best option, as always, is to use Gnu / Linux.

ClipGrab Installation

If we have Ubuntu, the installation can be done through commands, we open a terminal and write the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa

sudo apt-get update &&  sudo apt-get install clipgrab -y

In case of having another distribution, we have to go to the official website To download the tar package, once downloaded we open a terminal in the folder that has been created and execute the following commands:

qmake && make

This will create a "clipgrab" file that will be run by typing ./clipgrab

With this we will have the installation of the ClipGrab program.

ClipGrab handling

Once we open the program, we will see a window with four tabs. In the «attempting»We can search for the videos we want to download without having to go to the browser, once selected, we go to the download option and that's it. In the Downloads tab, the process is faster, we only have to enter the url of the video and the download options, since Clipgrab allows us to download the video or simply download the mp3 audio file. What we prefer.

The Clipgrab option is very interesting because we do not have to go to a browser extension, especially it is interesting for teams with few resources that cannot afford to use Google Chrome.

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  1.   fernan said

    In manjaro it would be sudo pacman -S clipgrab

  2.   Slix said

    I personally recommend youtube-dl. Once the program is installed, we run in the youtube-dl terminal "url of the video" and if it is compatible, it will be downloaded to the / home folder. With man youtube-dl we will have the different options. But one more alternative is appreciated for the enemies of the terminal.

  3.   Cristian said

    I tried it and the truth is that it is 10 !!!

  4.   andres to said

    very good . another simple program worth your while

  5.   Maria Luisa Sánchez García said

    Excellent contribution.

  6.   kmtlw19 said

    Lubuntu 16, not working for me.

  7.   karolina said

    I like this application

  8.   leonidas83glx said

    I installed it in my Netbook of Connect Equality with Lubuntu 18.04 because I was just at the house of a colleague studying and I urgently needed something to download videos from You Tube to pass a video to put in a presentation of a lesson that we have to give this Saturday in the teaching staff . I turned on the netbook, I connected to Wi-Fi, I googled and this was the first thing I found, and at the touch I installed it, it saved my life, grateful that Free Software exists!

  9.   Juan said

    With Mint 19.3 the program closes after a few seconds