I have an oldish PC …. ok – it's an old brick, I know I know. That means that downloading videos from the popular hosting sites like YouTube always meant use of quite some resources. So I was browsing around for a program that could do this cheaply in a terminal. I found youtube-dl.
I tried it and it worked very well. Figured out how to make sure the resolution I like is downloaded, the file name is the way I want it etc ….
Longtomjr felt it would be a lot cooler to make this easier to use with a bash script and zenity.
So this is what you need to do.
Download youtube-dl from here
. Right click on the date and choose "save link as"
Download Youdl.sh from here
Create a folder /home/you
/bin . (if it doesn't already exists)
Copy youtube-dl and Youdl.sh into /home/you
At that point I renamed youtube-dl to youtube-dl.py
Run Youdl.sh in a terminal. It will run without a terminal but than you can't see the progress.
We decided to make a .desktop file in order to have it in the menu (PCLinuxOS LXDE).
If you like that - here is the .desktop file
Save it in /home/you
/.local/share/applications/ (Thanks Leiche)
That's were we called it a day. It does what we wanted and some. Maybe you find some use for it too.