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Looking for a download manager for Ubuntu, Fedora, or other Linux with GNOME Desktop? Try Varia!

There are quite a few downloading apps for Linux Desktop. And, uGet is one of them that I prefer, which is however not updated for a few years.

For GNOME, the default desktop in Ubuntu and Fedora Workstation, there’s now a new download manager called Varia. It’s based on aria command line download utility, which is lightweight, super fast (support downloading from multi-sources in parallel), and supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.

Varia is written in Python programming language, and uses GTK4 + Libadwaita for its user interface, that’s modern and well integrated with GNOME Desktop.

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This tutorial shows how to install the latest xVideoServiceThief 2.5 in Ubuntu 12.04 (fix dependencies), Ubuntu 13.10, Linux Mint, Elementary OS Luna.

xVideoServiceThief Ubuntu

As you may know, xVideoServiceThief is the tool for downloading video clips from Google Video, Youtube, etc.(currently supports 93 websites and increasing) and allows to convert each video in most popular formats: AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV, MP4, 3GP, MP3 file formats.

You can easily install this tool in Ubuntu based systems using the GetDeb repository. But the latest version (so far, it is 2.5) is only available for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring because it depends on the qt5 based libraries. So here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and its derivatives. Also works in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal.

Install Qt 5 modules in Ubuntu 12.04

The Ubuntu SDK Team PPA contains Qt 5 based libraries for Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa

Then update system package lists:

sudo apt-get update

The command in next step will automatically install the required packages from this PPA. After that, you can disable / remove this ppa from Software & Updates or Software Sources -> Other Software tab.

Download & Install xVideoServiceThief 2.5

First download the Debs from the below links. You may check OS type 32-bit or 64-bit by System Settings -> Details.

Download xVideoServiceThief 2.5 32-bit | 64-bit

Then run below commands in terminal to install it as well as the dependencies:

sudo dpkg -i xvst_2.5-1~getdeb2_*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

That’s it. Enjoy!