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TED Scraper

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences under the slogan "ideas worth spreading". They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. Its web site is

The purpose of this project is to create a sustainable solution to create ZIM files providing the TED and TEDx videos in a similar manner like Everything about this project can be found here.

Building the project

It's advised, that you have pip installed. Chose one of the following methods to do that:

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools

sudo easy_install pip

It's advised, that you have virtualenv installed:

sudo pip install virtualenv

Up next you have to create a virtual enviroment in the kiwix-other/TED/ directory for the TED Scraper:

virtualenv --no-site-packages venv 

Activiate the virtual enviroment:

source venv/bin/activate

Install all the dependencies for the TED Scraper:

pip install -r requirements.txt