How to Install xVideoThief with Plugins on Linux Mint


The objective is to install xVideothief on Linux Mint with all necessary prerequisites and additional plugins

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Linux Mint 19 or higher
  • Software: – xVideothief 2.5.1


Privileged access to your Linux Mint System as root or via sudo command is required.




  • # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ – given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user


Install Prerequisites

The fisrt step is to install all necessary prerequisites, codecs and plugins in order to download, install and run the xVideoThief software. Open up terminal and enter the following Linux commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install ffmpeg mint-meta-codecs qtscript5-dev qt5-default

Download xVideoThief

The first step is to download the xVideoThief Compressed Package (dynamic version package). Most likely you need to download the 64bit version.

$ wget -O /tmp/xVST.tar.gz

Install xVideoThief

The xVideoThief installation package is now located in the /tmp/ directory. Navigate to the /tmp/ directory and execute the following commands:

$ cd /tmp
$ tar xf xVST.tar.gz
$ ./install

In case this is not your first installation you may see an error message produced by the ./install command which you can simply ignore.

Install xVideoThief on Linux Mint

Install xVideoThief on Linux Mint

The xVideoThief installation is now complete.

Start xVideoThief Program

Once the installation is completed you can start xVideoThief Program by using the following command:

$ ~/xVideoServiceThief/xvst

Upon a first launch the xVideoThief Program will perform plugin update and exit. To start the xVideoThief simply execute the above command again.

Start xVideoThief Program on Linux Mint

Start xVideoThief Program on Linux Mint