Simple tool to download video lectures from edx.com . It requires the Python interpreter (v 2.x or 3.x), youtube-dl, BeautifulSoup4 and it's platform independent. It should work fine in your Unix box, in Windows or in Mac OS X .
We use youtube-dl to download video lectures from youtube "We don't wanna reinvent the wheel :)". Make sure you have youtube-dl installed in your system .
You can find youtube-dl here : https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl
Scrapping the web can be very silly task, but BeautifulSoup makes it so easy :), it isn't included in the python standard library . Make sure you have BeautifulSoup installed .
You can install it with
pip install beautifulsoup4
For more info : http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/#Download
Python2 implementation for edx-downloader
The original file written by shk3 in/for python3 then updated by emadshaaban92 using 2to3 .
use edx-dl.py , simply excute it with 2 agrument "email,password"
python edx-dl.py firstname.lastname@example.org 123456
Your downloaded videos will be placed in a new Directory called "Downloaded"
The script is very interactive , if you have a issue please tell us .
Instructions are the same as Python2.x except you should use edx-downloader.py instead of edx-dl.py
python3 edx-downloader.py email@example.com 123456