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PS4 Controller Battery Level Extension for the GNOME Desktop

dual shock 4 battery level extensionUsing a DualShock 4 controller on Ubuntu? If so, you may find the following new GNOME extension a handy thing to have around. It’s called ‘Dual Shock 4 battery percentage’ and, in an unexpected and not at all predictable twist, it lets you see PS4 controller battery level on the GNOME desktop. Nothing more, and […]

This post, PS4 Controller Battery Level Extension for the GNOME Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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A Linux File Manager Built Using Electron

We’ve written about plenty of Electron apps, from music players to e-mail clients, code editors and chat tools — but the following tool the first Electron file manager we’ve come across! It’s called JumpFM and it’s described as a ‘minimalistic dual pane file manager for Linux’. The developer of the app cites fman, a cross-platform Qt file manager, and Exa, a terminal tool that […]

This post, A Linux File Manager Built Using Electron, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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The MusixMatch Desktop Lyrics App Is Available for Linux

musixmatch desktop app on ubuntuThis weekend I learnt that the Musixmatch desktop app is available for Linux!  Not that Linux users are short of desktop lyrics apps. We’ve written about several before, including ‘Instant Lyrics’ and ‘Lyricfier’, and many open-source music players sport some sort of song words integration. But the Musixmatch app is a little different from those. […]

This post, The MusixMatch Desktop Lyrics App Is Available for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Latte Dock 0.7 Released with Wayland Tech Preview

latte dockA new version of Latte Dock is available to download. The popular desktop dock is designed for, but not exclusive to, the KDE Plasma desktop. The official release announcement lists many of the salient changes, which include support for dynamic layouts and different layouts per activities; a basic and advanced mode for the configuration window; and the […]

This post, Latte Dock 0.7 Released with Wayland Tech Preview, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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How to Install Winamp inspired Qmmp on Ubuntu

qmmp audio player screenshotIn this post we will show you how to install Qmmp on Ubuntu. Qmmp (which stands for Qt Multi Media Player) is an open-source audio player built using C++ and Qt. It’s not the kind of music app that will appeal to fans of apps like Rhythmbox, Clementine or Deepin Music. Instead, it’s got a face […]

This post, How to Install Winamp inspired Qmmp on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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YouTube-DL GUI 0.4 Ships With New User Interface, More [PPA]

After two years since the previous version, a new YouTube-DL GUI (YouTube-DLG) version was made available for download recently. The new 0.4 version ships with a a new user interface, easier format and save path selection and more.

YouTube DL GUI

YouTube-DL GUI is, like its name suggests, a graphical user interface for the powerful command line tool youtube-dl, available for Linux and Windows. In case you’re not familiar with youtube-dl, this is a popular tool that allows downloading videos from YouTube and around 1000 other websites.

YouTube-DL GUI features include:

  • options to select the video and audio format;
  • post-processing options such as: extract audio from video file, embed thumbnail in audio file, add metadata, select audio quality;
  • can embed subtitles into the video file (mp4 only);
  • configurable filename format for the downloaded audio/video file;
  • supports authentication;
  • allows using a proxy;
  • can specify user agent and referrer;
  • supports passing extra youtube-dl command line options.

YouTUbe-DL GUI automatically downloads (and updates) the youtube-dl binary so you don’t have to worry about having an old youtube-dl that no longer works. By default, the binary is saved under the ~/.config/youtube-dlg directory.

For post-processing, the application uses FFmpeg, so you’ll need this installed for some options, like merging DASH files, etc.

Changes in YouTube-DL GUI 0.4:

  • new user interface;
  • easier format selection (now available directly in the main UI, and not in the app settings);
  • easier save path selection (now available directly in the main UI, and not in the app settings);
  • added new options to move item in queue, pause, play, delete, pause, etc.;
  • added new supported youtube-dl options: -v, –ignore-config, –hls-prefer-native, –no-mtime, etc.;
  • added option for embedding thumbnails to audio files;
  • support for new output templates;
  • added generic video formats (3gp, mp4, webm, etc..);
  • added dynamic format options: the “default” format option in the UI downloads the best available format (“best” option in youtube-dl), while setting the default format as well as enabling the ‘Extract audio from video file’ option will download the best audio (“bestaudio” option in youtube-dl) available;
  • post-processing:
    • calculate final size of post process files;
    • extract final extension after merging process;
    • extract final extension after recording process;
  • bug fixes and various other changes.

For more information, see the YouTube-DL GUI changelog.

Using the new YouTube-DL GUI is fairly easy. Simple enter the URL (or multiple URLs) in the “Enter URLs below” box, then click “Add”. To start downloading, click the start button (cloud icon in the bottom right hand side corner of the app window).

Install YouTube-DL GUI in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

YouTube-DL GUI is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA, for Ubuntu 17.04 and 16.04 / Linux Mint 18.x. To add the PPA and install the application, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt update
sudo apt install youtube-dlg

If you don’t want to add the PPA, you can grab the deb from HERE. Important: you’ll also need the twodict package (new dependency), which is available HERE.
The latest YouTube-DL GUI doesn’t work in Ubuntu 14.04 because it requires wxPython 3 which is not available in the official Trusty repositories. The old version still works though.

For other Linux distributions and Windows, see the YouTube-DL GUI GitHub page.

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