Projects / get-flash-videos


get-flash-videos downloads or plays videos from various Flash-based video hosting sites, without requiring Flash. Supported sites include YouTube, Metacafe, Brightcove, BBC, and Vimeo.

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Recent releases

  •  03 Apr 2010 14:10

    Release Notes: This release adds support for IMA and MitWorld. It fixes video search and downloading from YouTube and several other sites. Minor improvements were made to generic support.

    •  10 Jan 2010 18:39

      Release Notes: This release fixes a bug where a 4oD search could prevent normal searches from working when XML modules weren't installed. Metacafe support has been fixed. get_flash_videos no longer aborts if downloads fail when downloading multiple videos.

      •  10 Jan 2010 16:18

        Release Notes: This release adds Channel 4 YouTube 4oD support (with search), adds --quality to specify the desired video quality, improves generic mode (AVI is now supported), adds more sites (Techcast, UStream, and Stagevu), and includes fixes for RTMP downloads on Windows.

        •  02 Dec 2009 23:13

          Release Notes: This release adds support for YouTube RTMP videos (e.g. Channel 4), improves support for newer versions of rtmpdump, and adds a --proxy option to support proxies (HTTP or SOCKS).

          •  22 Oct 2009 18:03

            Release Notes: This release adds support for several additional sites, including: Videojug,, and Amazon. It has fixes for several sites, significantly: YouTube, Blip, and Metacafe. Improvements to Windows support and easier support for external plugins.


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