HeadSet: Your Personal YouTube Player for Ubuntu Desktop

As well known by everyone, today YouTube is home to the largest collection of music in the world. Many of us spend hours listening to the music stored there, but not always using the web browser to listen to the songs is a good idea.

Headset is a free desktop application that gives us the ability to use YouTube as a music source . This will allow you to stream the YouTube audio directly to your desktop. We can think of this application as Spotify without advertisements, with the largest music catalog in the world accessible from outside the web browser.

The Headset user interface is simple to use. Just type a word, the title of a song or the name of the album and select one of the options that will show you the result to start playing it. You can also play lists . With each video that adds this will be added as a new track said queue.

The program has a panel that offers different buttons to add favorites to the songs you like while you listen to them, jump to the previous / next tracks and go to the playlist / track.

The ones listed above are the options you can enjoy while you are not logged in. If you register for a free account you can unlock other features. Some of them are the possibility to create own playlists, tune to ad hoc radio stations, etc.

This is a very fast and simple application with integrated search option. It has a home screen with a popularity list by genres and epochs. The best of your options is perhaps a radio powered by Reddit . In the popular network there are multiple subreddits dedicated to discovering and sharing new music or rediscovering jewels of the past. The radio feature will allow you to treat your music subnets as personal radio stations.

HowTo Download YouTube Audio Straight From Ubuntu Terminal

If you are looking for a tool to download videos from multiple platforms you may already know some popular options like jDownloader. But there is an application as powerful as the above – one of the most interesting is YouTube-dl. Following this guide, you will be able to use it to download Youtube audio straight from the Linux terminal.

Youtube-dl is a small Python-based command line tool that allows you to download videos from platforms like YouTube, Dailymotion, Google Video, Photobucket, Facebook, Yahoo, Metacafe, Depositfiles and some similar sites. The Python interpreter is required to run the program. This program is open source and should run smoothly on any Unix, Windows or Mac OS X based system.

Youtube-dl also allows you to choose the video quality format available to download or let the program automatically download the highest quality video from the indicated portal. It also has support for downloading playlists, options for adding custom or original titles to the downloaded video file. It also has support for using a proxy.