This is a command-line downloader written using Python. This project is inspired by edx-dl but it does not rely on
youtube-dl or any other external library to download the videos. Moreover, at the moment this downloader supports just https://edx.org website only and it doesn't support other similar websites.
Disclaimer: You should not use this software to abuse EDX website. I have written this software with a positive intention, that is to help learners download EDX course videos altogether quickly and easily. I am not responsible if your EDX account gets banned for abuse. You should use this software on your own risks.
pip3 install edx-downloader
Or clone this repo and install manually:
git clone https://github.com/rehmatworks/edx-downloader.git cd edx-downloader pip3 install -r requirements.txt python3 setup.py install
Once installed, a command
edxdl becomes available in your terminal. Typing
edxdl and hitting enter in your terminal should bring up the downloader menu. Provide a course URL and hit enter to get started.
On a private computer, it is always better if the software doesn't ask you for your EDX login and again. To make the software automatically use your login credentials, create a file called
.edxauth in your home directory and provide the credentials in two lines. The first line should contain your email address and the second line should contain your password.
edx-downloader will ask you to save your login details if you have not asked it to skip saving the credentials. If it doesn't ask, you can update your credentials in
.edxauth file any time. On a Unix machine, you can create this file with
touch ~/.edxauth and edit with your favorite editor. A sample
.edxauth file has been included in this repo.
Although this downloader should work on Python 2.7 too, but it is highly recommended that you should use Python 3.x. to avoid any possible issues.
I have developed this package quickly and I have uploaded it for the community. Please expect bugs and issues. Bug fixing and improvements are highly appreciated. Send a pull request if you want to improve it or if you have fixed a bug.
Normal users can use the issues section to report bugs and issues for this software. Before opening a new issue, please go through existing ones to be sure that your question has not been asked and answered yet.
And thanks to several indirect dependencies that the main dependencies are relying on.