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udemy-dl

A cross-platform python based utility to download courses from udemy for personal offline use.

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Important Note:

  • Don't share your credentials until the issue is properly tagged/labeled with account-needed.
  • Owner of this repository is not responsible for any misuse if you share your credentials with strangers.

Requirements

  • Python 3 only (Now udemy-dl doesn't support python 2)
  • Python pip
  • Python module requests
  • Python module colorama
  • Python module unidecode
  • Python module six
  • Python module cloudscraper
  • Python module requests[security] or pyOpenSSL
  • FFmpeg (to download hls based streams properly)

Module Installation

pip install -r requirements.txt

HLS streams download requirements

  • You would need FFmpeg to be installed and added to environment variable so that udemy-dl can access.
  • Download FFmpeg from here
  • On ubuntu you can install it via apt install ffmpeg.
  • Add to environment variables then udemy-dl will be able to use it when download HLS streams.

Tested on

  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Ubuntu-LTS (tested with super user)

Features

  • Added proper session management.
  • Resume capability for a course video.
  • Added proper logging errors and warnings.
  • Support multiple courses download from file.
  • Supports organization and individual udemy users both.
  • Added support to download hls based streams if available.
  • Convert WebVTT to SRT but donot delete WebVTT. (option: --keep-vtt)
  • Skip fetching HLS streams, This will make the fetching fast. (option: --skip-hls)
  • List down course contents and video resolution, suggest the best resolution (option: --info).
  • Download/skip all available subtitles for a video (options: --sub-only, --skip-sub).
  • Download/skip all available assets for a video (options: --assets-only, --skip-assets).
  • Download specific chapter in a course (option: -c / --chapter).
  • Download specific lecture in a chapter (option: -l / --lecture).
  • Download specific subtitle for a lecture (option: -s / --sub-lang).
  • Download chapter(s) by providing range in a course (option: --chapter-start, --chapter-end).
  • Download lecture(s) by providing range in a chapter (option: --lecture-start, --lecture-end).
  • Download lecture(s) in requested resolution (option: -q / --quality).
  • Download course to user requested path (option: -o / --output).
  • Authentication using cookies (option: -k / --cookies).

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How to login with cookie

The cookies.txt file should have the following simple format, eg:

access_token=JKU9QNs2IQDBKoYKvOBclSPXN97baf32o1Jo2L9vX

Finding your access token value

Download udemy-dl

You can download the latest version of udemy-dl by cloning the GitHub repository.

git clone https://github.com/r0oth3x49/udemy-dl.git

Usage

Download a course

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL

Download a courses from file

python udemy-dl.py FILE-CONTAINING-COURSE-URLs

Download course with specific resolution

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL -q 720

Download course to a specific location

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL -o "/path/to/directory/"

Download course with specific resolution to a specific location

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL -q 720 -o "/path/to/directory/"

Download specific chapter from a course

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL -c NUMBER

Download specific lecture from a chapter

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL -c NUMBER -l NUMBER

Download lecture(s) range from a specific chapter

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL -c NUMBER --lecture-start NUMBER --lecture-end NUMBER

Download chapter(s) range from a course

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL --chapter-start NUMBER --chapter-end NUMBER

Download specific lecture from chapter(s) range

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL --chapter-start NUMBER --chapter-end NUMBER --lecture NUMBER

Download lecture(s) range from chapter(s) range

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL --chapter-start NUMBER --chapter-end NUMBER --lecture-start NUMBER --lecture-end NUMBER

List down specific chapter from a course

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL -c NUMBER --info

List down specific lecture from a chapter

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL -c NUMBER -l NUMBER --info

Download specific subtite by using language code such as (en, es) if lang switch is not specified then default will be all subtitles

python udemy-dl.py COURSE_URL --sub-lang en

Advanced Usage


Author: Nasir khan (r0ot h3x49)

usage: udemy-dl.py [-h] [-v] [-u] [-p] [-k] [-o] [-q] [-c] [-l] [-s] [--chapter-start] [--chapter-end] [--lecture-start] [--lecture-end] [--info]
                   [--keep-vtt] [--sub-only] [--skip-sub] [--skip-hls] [--assets-only] [--skip-assets]
                   course

A cross-platform python based utility to download courses from udemy for personal offline use.

positional arguments:
  course            Udemy course.

General:
  -h, --help        Shows the help.
  -v, --version     Shows the version.

Authentication:
  -u , --username   Username in udemy.
  -p , --password   Password of your account.
  -k , --cookies    Cookies to authenticate with.

Advance:
  -o , --output     Download to specific directory.
  -q , --quality    Download specific video quality.
  -c , --chapter    Download specific chapter from course.
  -l , --lecture    Download specific lecture from chapter(s).
  -s , --sub-lang   Download specific subtitle/caption (e.g:- en).
  --chapter-start   Download from specific position within course.
  --chapter-end     Download till specific position within course.
  --lecture-start   Download from specific position within chapter(s).
  --lecture-end     Download till specific position within chapter(s).

Others:
  --info            List all lectures with available resolution.
  --keep-vtt        Keep WebVTT caption(s).
  --sub-only        Download captions/subtitle only.
  --skip-sub        Download course but skip captions/subtitle.
  --skip-hls        Download course but skip hls streams. (fast fetching).
  --assets-only     Download asset(s) only.
  --skip-assets     Download course but skip asset(s).

Example:
  python udemy-dl.py  COURSE_URL
  python udemy-dl.py  COURSE_URL -k cookies.txt
  python udemy-dl.py -u user@domain.com -p p4ssw0rd COURSE_URL

TODO

  • Add support to download course on a flaky connection.
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