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download youtube video in ubuntu

how to download YouTube videos in Ubuntu 10.04

download youtube video in ubuntu

This post will explain about some simple methods to Download YouTube videos on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.You can do it either from command line or Terminal or in graphical interface by using some plugins in Firefox.Two common methods are explained here,which surely works in Ubuntu 10.04.

Method #1 : From Command Line

It’s very simple and fast.There is a simple utility called youtube-dl for downloading videos from terminal.So install the youtube-dl package.

First open the terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and install youtube-dl package by typing the command(=>Password)-

$ sudo apt-get install youtube-dl

Then you can open youtube and copy the url of the video you want to download.Enter the url with the command to download the video.

youtube-dl "URL"

e.g

youtube-dl "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWevG2BlH3k"

Method #2 : Firefox Plugin

If you don’t want to mess with command line then surely you will go with this method.What you have to do is to install a plugin which will automatically indicate a link when any videos are available to download in youtube or any other sites.

Plugin Name : Flash and Video Download

Download Youtube videos

Install it from Firefox Plugin Directory or from Firefox Add on Manager.

After installing the plugin,open youtube and play the video you want to download.Then you will notice an arrow link in Bottom Right Corner of the Browser.Just click on that,it will allow you you to download any flash files available on youtube or any other website,simple by clicking on the selected video files.

mac theme ubuntu

mac theme for ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu 10.04-Lucid Lynx uses GNOME as Default Desktop.GNOME desktop is used by most of the Linux distros,it has lot of options,themes and features.You can customize it up to the level you want.In this post you will learn about installing Mac OSX theme on Ubuntu 10.04.For Ubuntu you can use Macbuntu which is Mac OS X transformation Pack pack specifically designed for Ubuntu.This Package contains all the system components to mimic Mac OS X appearance on Ubuntu 10.04.

mac theme ubuntu

Installing Mac Theme on Ubuntu 10.04

#1. Download Mac Theme Package ‘Macbuntu’ from the link given below.

Download Macubuntu Package

#2. Extract the archive,it will create a Macbuntu-10.04 directory.

#3. Go to Macbuntu-10.04 directory,open terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and run the ‘install.sh’ file(it’s a bash script) as regular user.The simple way is to “Drag the install.sh file and Drop it to Terminal,then press Enter”.Then follow some simple instructions.

rkjha@rkjha-desktop:~$ '/home/rkjha/extra-packages/Macbuntu-10.04/install.sh'

#4. That’s All…Now you can enjoy Mac OS X Theme on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

how to install google earth in ubuntu 10.10

how to install Google Earth in ubuntu 10.04

install google earth in ubuntu

If you have any problem in installing Google Earth in Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) then this post will solve the problem..it’s very easy …and will take less than a minute(Excluding Downloading Time).Just follow the steps given below.
Google Earth is a desktop applications which has derived features from Google Map,and of-course developed and maintained by Google.By Using Google Earth you can visualize the earth in 3D mode,and it allows you to interactively navigate satellite imagery,maps,terrain and other things.The other important features is that you can search for a location,find a path from one point to other.The zooming effect(Requires 3D acceleration and High Bandwidth Internet Connection) is really very good.Actually Debian packages which supports well with Ubuntu,aren’t available instead you have to install it from *.bin package,provided by Google for Linux Platform.

How to install Google Earth in Ubuntu 10.04 – Lucid Lynx

#1 : Download the binary package,’GoogleEarthLinux.bin’ for Linux/Ubuntu from the official website.
Download Google Earth

#2 : Open Terminal(CTRL+ALT+T),go(Use CD Command) to the directory where you have saved the downloaded file and make the bin file executable by typing the command –

 $ chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin

#3 : Next,begin the installation by typing the command(followed by a single click on Install)

 $ ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

#4 : After completing the installation procedure successfully,you will notice a desktop shortcut/launcher for Google Earth.If you will double click on it then,it will start the application(Google Earth);but you may have to change it’s permission(If any error occurs).If so then run the command(Don’t forget to change the directory,if needed) –

 $ chmod +x Google-googleearth.desktop

Alternative Method : Open Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager and search for “google earth” and select the package to install.It should also work.Try it and send me your feedback through comments.

how to install google earth

gimp save for web-ubuntu

gimp ‘save for web’ plugin : Image optimization on Ubuntu

The aim of this post is to explain you how to install gimp save for web plugin on ubuntu 9.04/9.10/10.04/10.10.After reading this post you can easily optimize or compress images in different formats – jpg,png and gif by using GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program).GIMP is the most popular open source and free image editor;used by common users as well as by web developers.Due to exponential increase of web it’s necessary(not always) to optimize images for less bandwidth consumption and faster page load(This factor is very important if you are a blogger or web developer).

gimp save for web-ubuntu

Install save for web plugin in GIMP

#1. I assume that,you have already installed gimp on your ubuntu.If this is not the case then first install gimp(if you don’t know how to install gimp,then go through the link given below and come back again here).
how to install gimp on ubuntu

#2. Then Open Synaptic package manager and search for ‘gimp plugin registry’ then select the package by checking the box.This package contains extra plugins for gimp along with the save for web plugin.

#3. Then click on Apply to install it..wait until the installation is complete.

#4. Now, open any images with gimp and click on File->Save for Web;then choose the o/p file type(extension i.e jpg(Recommended for natural && photographic images),png(animation or computer generated images) or gif),quality-size settings(adjust according to your need,85 is default for jpg,you may increase it little but keep it less than 95),crop the images…after that save it.

#5. End of the FUN!!

install calibre ubuntu

how to install calibre on ubuntu

Calibre is an ebook library management software.This post will explain you about installing calibre(ebook collection manager) on Ubuntu OS(the process is same for almost all versions like ubuntu 9.10/10.04/10.10 …and others).Calibre is an open source and free application and in ubuntu you can find it in software center or package manager.You can also download and install it manually from it’s official website(http://calibre-ebook.com/).Calibre has support for wide range of formats,some most common formats are *.pdf,*.mobi,*.epub,*.html,*.odt,*.lit,*.txt.It’s very easy to import books from one platform to other (in couple of clicks) by using calibre.

Install ebook library management software calibre on ubuntu

From Command Line

#1. Open Terminal/shell;type the command(enter ubuntu login password if required) and enter y(when prompted for installation)

~$ sudo apt-get install calibre

#2. Wait until the installation is complete.

From Ubuntu Software Center

#1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and then move to Get Software -> Office and click on install in calibre row.
#2. Enter password if required and then wait for few minutes for the installation to complete.

install calibre ubuntu

Conclusion : Calibre is one of the most popular ebook management application;due to the various formats support it’s known as universal ebook reader.After the completion of installation you can access it from Applications->Office->Calibre.