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YouTube Downloader Plus

Version: 3.15.1 Web:


Do you need to keep a video from a streaming website for occasions when you don’t have access to the internet? If you do, YouTube Downloader Plus will do the trick. Despite its name, the app can download videos of different qualities from hundreds of sites, including the popular ones such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter (who?–ED), Twitch and so on.

The app is available as a Flatpak and can be installed with the following command: flatpak install flathub io.github.aandrew_me.ytdn .

The app’s user interface is pretty straightfo­rward. On launch, it offers a single button that fetches the link to the video you want to download from the clipboard. There’s no option to paste a URL or drag and drop one into the app. Just copy the URL so that it’s in the clipboard and hit the only button in the app to download the video. Optionally, you can also download an entire playlist. Just copy the link to the playlist instead of the video, and select Download Playlist from under the app’s hamburger menu.

After parsing the URL, the app gives you several options to download the video via a pull-down menu. In addition to the different resolution­s, the list includes options to download the video with different audio and video containers. Helpfully, it also displays the size of the download along with the different combinatio­ns. However, the actual size of the downloaded video in our tests was always a little bigger than what had been specified in the app.

For even more flexibilit­y, you can also choose to download a segment from the video instead of the whole thing by specifying start and end timestamps. Similarly, you can also use the app to download just the audio from the video. Again you have several options to grab the audio in multiple formats.

 ?? ?? Don’t be fooled by its name – YouTube Downloader Plus can grab video from dozens of streaming services.
Don’t be fooled by its name – YouTube Downloader Plus can grab video from dozens of streaming services.

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