in response to downloading a you tube channel:
here are the steps to do so on linux
run your package manager and fully update your system
install youtube-dl via said package manager if its not already installed
open a terminal window (run xterm or a similar terminal application) ;this is similar to a command prompt on windows
run the following command in the terminal window :
youtube-dl -f best -citw -v <url of channel name>
youtube-dl -f best -citw -v https://www.youtube.com/user/LinusTechTips/videos
this will download all of their videos (41 pages at 30 videos per page).
best of all its free.
so for example to do this on debian or debian based (ubuntu, mint etc)linux distros:
open the terminal window
1.type sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade then hit enter
2.type sudo updatedb -updates the file database
3.type whereis youtube-dl
if you get something like “youtube-dl: /usr/bin/youtube-dl” then you have it installed already skip to step 6
if you get “youtube-dl:” continue on.
4.type apt search youtube-dl -you should get something similar to :
Full Text Search... Done
nicovideo-dl/unstable,unstable 0.0.20120212-3 all
Download videos from www.nicovideo.jp
youtube-dl/unstable,unstable 2018.05.09-dmo1 all [upgradable from: 2018.05.01-dmo1]
downloader of videos from YouTube and other sites
- type sudo apt-get install youtube-dl
- when thats finished type
youtube-dl -f best -citw -v <url of youtube channel>
your you tube channel will be downloaded.
-f best is the video quality -citw is :
c continue partial downloads
i ignore errors
t use title in file name
w do not overwrite files
-v verbose print some info while its working.
i suggest making a new folder to do this.
then in the terminal window type pwd -this tells you where you are, should be /home/your_user_name
if you are in /home/your_user_name then type mkdir youtube_channel_name (the name of the channel is a good idea)
then type cd youtube_channel_name .
you are now in that folder , run the above youtube-dl command.
once done you will have all the videos and can convert them to whatever format you want, extract audio, pull clips from or whatever.
note: this procedure will not work on windows directly. it may work on WSL (windows subsystem for linux) which will need to be enabled and a distro downloaded from the windows store and then installed. not covered here and i am not sure it will work well, or at all.
edited for readability
edit 2: correct an error