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When it comes to downloading videos from Youtube, the first tool that most Linux users think of would be youtube-dl. Youtube-dl is actually a very powerful tool but many people prefer using tools with a graphic user interface, and the best video downloading application for Linux with a GUI in my opinion is ClibGrab. ClibGrab has many useful and interactive features with a very easy-to-use interface. Besides Youtube, ClipGrab also supports other popular video hosting sites, namely,, and More than that, the new version of ClibGrab comes with the YouTube search function integrated so you can search for your favorite videos directly on ClibGrab, without going to youtube to copy-paste the url links as with the older versions. ClipGrab also has the converting options for you to choose the format and quality of the video.

Since it has a very intuitive interface, it’s very easy to use ClibGrab. You can either search for youtube video directly on ClipGrab or just copy-paste the video url into the link box, choose the desired video format and quality then just hit ” Grab this clip” and the downloading process will begin. ClipGrab will auto assign the name of the video to the video file name so it will be easier for you to manage your video library ( if you use youtube-dl, you will need to include the output option to change the name of the downloaded video file). ClipGrab also supports parallel download, means that you can download many videos at the same time. After the downloading finishes, there will be a notification appearing on the system tray.

If you use Arch Linuxhere is the AUR package for ClipGrab. If you use Ubuntu or other Debian-based distros, you can use the following commands to install ClipGrab:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install clipgrab