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How To Install ClipGrab on Linux Mint 21

Install ClipGrab on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install ClipGrab on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, ClipGrab is a cross-platform application that allows you to download videos from popular platforms like  Vimeo, Dailymotion, and many more. With its user-friendly interface and extensive list of supported websites, ClipGrab simplifies the process of saving your favorite videos locally. Whether you need to download educational content, and tutorials or just want to enjoy your favorite videos offline, ClipGrab has got you covered.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of ClipGrab on a Linux Mint 21.2 (Victoria).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • While we’ll guide you through the process, a basic understanding of the command line will be beneficial. If you’re new to the CLI, you might want to acquaint yourself with some fundamental commands.
  • An active internet connection.
  • Administrative privileges are essential for installing and configuring software on your system. Ensure that you have superuser or sudo access.

Install ClipGrab on Linux Mint 21

Step 1. Before installing any new software, it’s always a good idea to update your system. This ensures that you have the latest security patches and software updates. Use the following command to update your system:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Required Dependencies.

ClipGrab requires certain dependencies to function correctly. These include libavcodec-extra, ffmpeg, libavformat-extra, libavutil-dev, libavfilter-extra, and qtbase5-dev. Install these dependencies using the following command:

sudo apt install libavcodec-extra ffmpeg libavformat-extra libavutil-dev libavfilter-extra qtbase5-dev

Step 3. Installing ClipGrab on Linux Mint 21.

Now download the ClipGrab package using the wget command. This command fetches the package from the source link and downloads it to your system:


Once the download is complete, install ClipGrab using the dpkg -i command:

sudo dpkg -i clipgrab_3.8.10~bionic1_amd64.deb

Enter your user password when prompted. This installs ClipGrab and its dependencies to the appropriate directories on the system.

Step 4. Accessing ClipGrab on Linux Mint.

 After the installation is complete, you can launch ClipGrab from the application menu or by running the following command in the terminal:


If you wish to uninstall ClipGrab, you can use the purge command to remove the package and all its associated libraries and dependencies. Enter the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt purge clipgrab

Congratulations! You have successfully installed ClipGrab. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the latest version of the ClipGrab on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official ClipGrab website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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