Download YouTube Videos using wget and youtube-dl and just using the video link

wget -O "output-filename.mp4" $( youtube-dl -g -f "format-number" "youtube-video-link" )
in place of "output-filename.mp4" put the name you want the file to be named with. in place of "youtube-video-link" put the link of the Video page eg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AclA-7YntvE in place of "format-number" put the number of the file format you would like How to get the "format-number" to get format number type in below command before running this command youtube-dl -F "youtube-video-link" and it will list all the available formats with the format number, like to download in 360p mp4 use the number "18" To automatically let it fetch the best quality available just remove the -f "format-number" and you are good to go.
Sample Output
Connecting to r1---sn-cvh7zn76.c.youtube.com (r1---sn-cvh7zn76.c.youtube.com)|173.194.52.134|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 7562470 (7.2M) [video/mp4]
Saving to: ?output-filename.mp4?

100%[======================================>] 75,62,470   59.4KB/s   in 2m 0s  

2013-05-19 21:44:57 (61.6 KB/s) - ?output-filename.mp4? saved [7562470/7562470]

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