Archive for January 28th, 2008

Pytube is one of the best youtube downloader available for Linux. Of course, you can’t compare to Azureus that run in Mac which is much more advanced. But, with the new version of pytube (, I’m sure that it will lead as the best down loader available for Linux at the moment.

You can download the new version from: http://bashterritory.com


taufanlubis@toshiba:~/MyData/New Website Download$ sudo dpkg -i pytube_0.0.10.4-1_all.deb

[sudo] password for taufanlubis:
(Reading database … 125721 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace pytube (using pytube_0.0.10.4-1_all.deb) …
Unpacking replacement pytube …
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of pytube:
pytube depends on sox; however:
Package sox is not installed.
dpkg: error processing pytube (–install):
dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
taufanlubis@toshiba:~/MyData/New Website Download$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Correcting dependencies… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
mplayer-skins mplayer libggi2 libgii1 libgii1-target-x youtube-dl
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
libsamplerate0 sox
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libsamplerate0 sox
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 308kB of archives.
After unpacking 709kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
libsamplerate0 sox
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main libsamplerate0 0.1.2-5 [109kB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe sox 13.0.0-1build1 [199kB]
Fetched 308kB in 1m47s (2849B/s)
Selecting previously deselected package libsamplerate0.
(Reading database … 125759 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libsamplerate0 (from …/libsamplerate0_0.1.2-5_i386.deb) …
Selecting previously deselected package sox.
Unpacking sox (from …/sox_13.0.0-1build1_i386.deb) …
Setting up libsamplerate0 (0.1.2-5) …
Setting up sox (13.0.0-1build1) …
Setting up pytube ( …
Processing triggers for libc6 ..
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

taufanlubis@toshiba:~/MyData/New Website Download$


Open the program.

Open Applications > Sound & Video > PyTube Multimedia Converter.


There 4 main menus, Download Videos, Encode Videos, Search and Multimedia Tools. Plus, a quick download if you have a ‘youtube’ link already.


How can I download videos from Youtube?

There are 2 ways to download videos with new Pytube. Using Quick Download or Search button.


Method 1. Using Quick Download

It’s useful to use if you have the youtube video link already.

When you open ‘Youtube’ website at www.youtube.com , search the the movie, choose one of the movie and see it playing, you will see an url link at your browser.

For example:



Just, copy the link to pytube’s Quick Download and click ‘Download’.


Method 2. Using Search

This is the best part that I like from the new version. For example, I want to download some ‘undiscovered’ movie clips.

  • Just click ‘Search’ button then ‘Search Videos from YouTube’ screen displayed.

  • Type ‘undiscovered movie’ in text box and click ‘Find’ button.

  • Wait for at about 5 seconds (it depends on your internet connection) then you will get the movie list.

  • Click the movie that you want to download and click ‘Add‘ button. If you want to download more than 1 movie at a time, repeat the same step.

  • After you made your choices then click ‘Edit’ button.



Then you will have a screen like below.

  • If you want to download the selected videos directly, just click ‘convert‘.

  • If you want to change movie format other than ‘flv’, click ‘convert all videos into’ combo box, choose the format that you want and click the ‘convert’ button.



After you clicked the convert button, PyTube will start to download the movies. Don’t forget the check the destination directory. For example, /home/taufanlubis/MyData/. It will easier for you to check the result after download process is done.

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