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How to install Tube Converter on Linux using Flatpak

Hello, friends. We know that downloading videos from YouTube is something very frequent and common these days, although we have to be careful not to violate the rules of the author. So today you will learn how to install Tube Converter on Linux using Flatpak.

According to the website of the project:

Tube Converter is an easy-to-use YouTube video downloader.

It is a simple graphical interface for YouTube-dl that completes its job very well, and for novice users it will suffice. Some of its main features are:

  • Supports downloading videos in multiple formats (mp4, webm, mp3, opus, flac, and wav)
  • Run multiple downloads at a time
  • Supports downloading metadata and video subtitles

It is open source, so you can examine its source code for bugs and other issues. One of its advantages is that it has Flatpak support, so its installation becomes effortless.

Let’s go for it.

Install Tube Converter on Linux

1.- Install Flatpak on Linux

The installation of Flatpak depends on the distribution you are using. In this regard, distributions like Fedora, Debian, Pop_OS! And Linux Mint include it by default.

But not only that, they also add support for Flathub from their graphical stores or terminal, so you don’t need anything else.

However, in others you will have to do some extra steps. The most recommended is to visit this link, where you will have detailed instructions for each of them.

2.- Install Tube Converter on Linux to download videos from YouTube

With Flatpak and Flathub hand in hand, the whole process is summarized by running

flatpak install flathub org.nickvision.tubeconverter

It’s as easy as that. When the installation is finished, you can then run it from the main menu or by running.

flatpak run org.nickvision.tubeconverter

As you can see, it is simple.

Tube converter interface
Tube converter interface

Just click the + button and in the download window enter the URL and define the download parameters.

Download Screen
Download Screen

Updating or uninstalling Tube Converter

If you want to update the tool to a higher version, just run the following command

flatpak --user update org.nickvision.tubeconverter

On the other hand, if you would like to uninstall the tool, you can run

flatpak --user uninstall org.nickvision.tubeconverter

This way you can save disk space.

Conclusion

Thanks to this post, you learned how to install and use Tube Converter. This tool allows you to download YouTube videos without too much trouble.

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