You-Get is a tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web, in case there is no other handy way to do it.
Here’s how you use
you-get to download a video from this web page:
$ <span class="pl-s1">you-get http://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/20140407-geneva-tedx-talk-free-software-free-society</span>
<span class="pl-mo">Site: fsf.org</span>
<span class="pl-mo">Title: TEDxGE2014_Stallman05_LQ</span>
<span class="pl-mo">Type: WebM video (video/webm)</span>
<span class="pl-mo">Size: 27.12 MiB (28435804 Bytes)</span>
<span class="pl-mo">Downloading TEDxGE2014_Stallman05_LQ.webm ...</span>
<span class="pl-mo">100.0% ( 27.1/27.1 MB) ├████████████████████████████████████████┤[1/1] 12 MB/s</span>
And here’s why you might want to use it:
- You enjoyed something on the Internet, and just want to download them for your own pleasure.
- You watch your favorite videos online from your computer, but you are prohibited from saving them. You feel that you have no control over your own computer. (And it’s not how an open Web is supposed to work.)
- You are an adherent of hacker culture and free software.
you-get can do for you:
- Download videos / audios from popular websites such as YouTube, Youku, Niconico, and a bunch more. (See the full list of supported sites)
- Stream an online video in your media player. No web browser, no more ads.
- Download images (of interest) by scraping a web page.
- Download arbitrary non-HTML contents, i.e., binary files.