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Command Based Youtube downloader for Linux (youtube-dl)

Downloading youtube.com videos to local machine is always a challenge as the streaming sites keep on updating their policies in blocking the videos.
But there is a tool that is available in the command line (Terminal based) on Linux Operating Systems.
That is youtube-dl, this is a python based code and can be executed in linux OS without any hassles.

youtube-dl in windows or Mac OS can be achieved by installing python interpreter and try it.

for installing in linux, the command is
$prompt] sudo yum install youtube-dl (in redhat or centos or fedora)
$prompt] sudo apt-get install youtube-dl (ubuntu or linux mint)
See the image for downloading in Fedora 20

In ubuntu, you can update the sudo package before installing the youtube-dl.
sudo apt-get update

To download videos 
$prompt] youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D980jXvyKUY

the above command will download the video in the best possible format. See the image below.
The video downloaded is of the format webm (Its a Web Movie format from Google…