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How To Install ClipGrab on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install ClipGrab on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install ClipGrab on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, ClipGrab is a multi-platform software package for free downloaders and converters for Vimeo, Facebook, and many other popular sites. It is a cross-platform software that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac.

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 the ClipGrab downloaders on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install ClipGrab on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https

Step 2. Installing ClipGrab on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Method 1. Install ClipGrab using the PPA repository.

By default, ClipGrab is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the ClipGrab PPA repository to your system:

add-apt-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa

Then, update your system using the apt package manager and install ClipGrab using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install clipgrab
  • Method 2. Install ClipGrab via the official source.

First, install the required dependencies using the following command:

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

Now download the ClipGrab package from the source link:

wget https://launchpad.net/~clipgrab-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa/+files/clipgrab_3.7.2~trusty1_amd64.deb

Finally, install ClipGrab using following command below:

sudo dpkg -i clipgrab_3.7.2~trusty1_amd64.deb

Step 3. Accessing ClipGrab on Ubuntu Linux.

Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> ClipGrab or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:


Install ClipGrab on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed ClipGrab. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the ClipGrab on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa 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 idroot.us, 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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