Projects / Movgrab


Movgrab is a command-line movie downloader for sites like YouTube. It has no dependencies; everything that's needed should be there in the tar.gz package. Movgrab can connect through an HTTP proxy, can output the download to stdout for piping into another program, and can fork into the background to free up the console. When forked into the background, its progress can still be seen in a ps list.

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Recent releases

  •  29 Apr 2013 09:23

    Release Notes: Many fixes for sites. An 'ssltunnel' proxy type has been added.

    •  23 Apr 2013 20:58

      Release Notes: Fixes for many sites. Improvements to 'ipad streaming' downloads. Adds 'funny or die'; removes 'Clipshack', '5 min', and 'PressTV'. Adds a --version command-line switch.

      •  30 Dec 2012 14:59

        Release Notes: This release adds a basic 'ETA' meter (bounces around a lot depending on download speed). It fixes 'dailymotion' titles/filenames. It adds support for 'google video search' URLs.

        •  04 Dec 2012 22:01

          Release Notes: Support for files larger than 2GB. Adds the 'Animehere' site. Other bugfixes.

          •  09 Nov 2012 16:48

            Release Notes: This release fixes Academic Earth, Teachertube, and Escapist Magazine, adds "International Business Times", "Sidney Morning Herald", "Press TV (Iran)", and, removes the dead site VideosFacebook, and adds support for YouTube /embed/ format links.

            Recent comments

            17 Dec 2009 12:56 ColumPaget

            Hey, if any of you people get this to build on 64-bit systems, let me know, because I'm hearing on the grapevine that it doesn't?

            In fact, if you use it on anything other than 32-bit linux, let me know!


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