Skip to content

Video Downloader is an Alfred workflow written in Bash/Shell for easily downloading videos (and/or extracting audio) from various websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion and more...

master
Go to file
Code

Files

Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
Type
Name
Latest commit message
Commit time
 
 
src
 
 
 
 
 
 

README.md

Video Downloader (Workflow) for Alfred

version 1.1

Video Downloader is an Alfred workflow written in Bash/Shell for easily downloading videos (and/or extracting audio) from various websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion and more... It uses youtube-dl as the core component.

Here is a full visual list of what Video Downloader can do:

Video Downloader

And here is how the workflow nodes look like:

Video Downloader

Installation

Download and double click Video-Downloader.alfredworkflow. It will be imported into Alfred automatically. Don't forget to run vd-update after import.

Usage

  • vd-update will automatically check and update the core component. Run this first when you import the workflow.
  • vd {video-url} will download the video file to your desktop.

Video Downloader

  • vd-audio {video-url} will download the video file, then automatically extract and create an audio file. (The original video file is deleted at the end.)

Video Downloader

  • vd-info {video-url} will display some video meta-data in Large Type and create an .info.json file.
  • vd-help will display a quick help in Large Type.

Notes

  • Videos, audio and meta-data files) will be downloaded/created on your desktop.
  • When using vd and vd-audio command keywords; hold the CMD key and hit ENTER to automatically play the file after the download (or extraction) is finished.
  • This workflow will display post notifications where appropriate (before/after downloads, on download errors, updates, etc)...

Supported Sites

YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, MetaCafe, Google Video, MTV, SoundCloud, PhotoBucket Videos, DepositFiles, blip.tv, myvideo.de, Google Plus, The Daily Show / Colbert Nation, The Escapist, CollegeHumor, arte.tv, xvideos, infoq, mixcloud, Stanford Open Content, Youku, XNXX, more... See the full (and updated) list here.

Requirements

  • Python version 2.6, 2.7, or 3.3+
  • FFmpeg (optional, required for audio extraction feature)

Audio Extraction

For this (vd-audio) feature, you should install FFmpeg yourself manually (because of licensing issues).

One way to install FFmpeg is;

  1. Install XCode
  2. Install Command Line Tools for Xcode
  3. Install MacPorts
  4. Install FFmpeg by running the command below in Terminal:
    $ sudo port install ffmpeg

You can append these options to enable support for various codecs and FFmpeg features:

    +gpl +postproc +lame +theora +libogg +vorbis +xvid +x264 +a52 +faac +faad +dts +nonfree

License

Video Downloader workflow is released to the public domain. (Do whatever you like with it.) FFmpeg is a trademark of Fabrice Bellard and it is licensed under LGPL version 2.1 http://www.ffmpeg.org/legal.html

About

Video Downloader is an Alfred workflow written in Bash/Shell for easily downloading videos (and/or extracting audio) from various websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion and more...

Resources

Releases

No releases published

Packages

No packages published

Languages

You can’t perform that action at this time.