Install on Linux and OSX
sudo curl https://yt-dl.org/downloads/2016.01.29/youtube-dl -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
Then grab a Youtube url and type the following
youtube-dl --list-formats "YOUTUBE URL"
This will list all of the available download formats, even audio only. In my experience, 22 is the best HD video format for what I download. To download the video to your current directory type.
youtube-dl -f 22 "YOUTUBE URL"
Youtube-dl also works with many other video sources like Vimeo, Viddler and many others. To see a complete list, type:
This is a great tool with a ton of features, you can find the official site here Youtube-dl
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