Script for downloading the lastest Philip Maloney Streams
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Maloney Streamfetcher

This Python script let your download the latest Philip Maloney Episodes from the SRF Website.


  • Python 3.0
    • pycurl
    • xml.dom
  • rtmpdump - For downloading the rtmp stream
  • ffmpeg - For mp3 conversion
  • - For create the id3 tags

On a Debian based Linux:

sudo apt-get install python3 python3-pycurl rtmpdump ffmpeg mid3v2


  • Lets you download all current episodes as MP3
  • Lets you download the last 500 episodes as MP3
  • Lets you download an episode with a known UID as MP3
  • Creates ID3 tags for the episode
  • Checks for duplicated episodes
  • Checks for folders


python -h

Usage: [options]

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -a, --all             Download all 500 last Maloney episodes. Does not work
                        for the newest one or two, use -l instead.
  -l, --latest          Download the last 10 Maloney episodes, works also for
                        the newest ones ;-).
  -o OUTDIR, --outdir=OUTDIR
                        Specify directory to store episodes to.
  -u UID, --uid=UID     Download a single episode by providing SRF stream UID.
  -v, --verbose         Enable verbose.
  • Execute script
python -l -o /location/to/musicfiles
  • Use Cronjob for automatically execute the script every Monday at 24:00.
crontab -e
0 * * * 1 python /location/to/ -l -o /location/to/musicfiles

Maloney Philip

Versions Log

  • v1.1
    • ADD: Using Optparse
    • ADD: replace mid3v2 with
    • CHG: Merged and
  • v1.0
    • Initial Release


  • This work was inspired by Stream Fetcher of Ruinelli, a big thanks to him.
  • Thanks for v1.1 extension to @dirtbit


This document is under the CC BY-NC-ND 3-0 License, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported. Use this script at your own risc!

The Philip Maloney streams are copyright by Roger Graf. The streams are provided by SRF. It is against the law to distribute the generated mp3 files!