Install ClipGrab on Ubuntu, Linux Mint via PPA Repository

Last updated: May 18, 2024

This tutorial shows you how to install ClipGrab video downloader and converter on Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 24.04, and Linux Mint 20/21 via PPA.

ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.

It supports HTTP and Socks5 proxy.


ClipGrab has an official PPA which is however no longer updated for very long time. For the all current Ubuntu releases on amd64(Intel/AMD) and arm64/armhf, there’s an unofficial PPA available for choice.

To install this utility, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Run this command to add the ppa repository to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xtradeb/apps

2.) Then update the package cache by running command:

sudo apt update

3.) Finally install it via:

sudo apt install clipgrab

The ClipGrab website also provides non-install version for Linux, just download, extract and make it executable in file’s Properties, finally click to run.

Uninstall ClipGrab

To uninstall ClipGrab, use command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove clipgrab

Also remove the Ubuntu PPA by running command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:xtradeb/apps


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5 responses to Install ClipGrab on Ubuntu, Linux Mint via PPA Repository

  1. Unable to locate package clipgrab

    • The PPA removed packages for Ubuntu 13.04. Now it supports only Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives

  2. Perfect, thank you!
    I especially liked the advise to make the program executeable, I never dreamed of something like that…thanks mate.

  3. Perfect, into mint 17.1

  4. Thanks for easily understandable information, unlike most Linux “geeks” who seem to specialize in confusing newcomers with jargon! I have just installed ClipGrab using your information into Mint 18.1 I have just downloaded the update (clipgrab-3.6.4-hx6850-update.tar.bz2) It’s tar bz2 format, now I am confused how to deal with this. Any nice simple help?