A web service and bookmarklet to download videos with a single click.
- a passing familiarity with the command line
- youtube-dl (plus any of its required dependencies, like ffmpeg)
- golang compiler (if you'd like to build from source)
Binaries are available at https://github.com/tardisx/gropple/releases
gropple -port 6283 -address http://hostname:6283 -path /downloads
With no arguments, it will listen on port 6283 and use an address of 'http://localhost:6283'.
The address must be specified so that the bookmarklet can refer to the correct host if it is not running on your local machine. You may also need to specify a different address if you are running it behind a proxy server or similar.
http://localhost:6283 (or your chosen address) in your browser. You should see a link to the bookmarklet at the top of the screen, and the list of downloads (currently empty).
Drag the bookmarklet to your favourites bar, or otherwise bookmark it as you see fit.
Whenever you are on a page with a video you would like to download, simply click the bookmarklet.
A popup window will appear, the download will start on the your gropple server and the status will be shown in the window.
You may close this window at any time without stopping the download, the status of all downloads is available on the index page.
Using an alternative downloader
The default downloader is youtube-dl. It is possible to use a different downloader via the
-dl-cmd command line option.
gropple will use your
PATH to find the executable, you may also want to specify a full path instead.o
So, for instance, to use
youtube-dlc instead of
youtube-dl and specify the full path:
gropple -dl-cmd /home/username/bin/youtube-dlc
Note that this is only the path to the executable. If you need to change the command arguments, see below.
Changing the youtube-dl arguments
The default arguments passed to
--newline(needed to allow gropple to properly parse the output)
--write-info-json(optional, but provides information on the download in the corresponding .json file)
bestvideo[ext=mp4]+bestaudio[ext=m4a]/best[ext=mp4]/best(choose the type of video
These are customisable on the command line for
gropple. For example, to duplicate these default options, you would do:
gropple -dl-args '--newline' -dl-args '--write-info-json' -dl-args '-f' -dl-args 'bestvideo[ext=mp4]+bestaudio[ext=m4a]/best[ext=mp4]/best
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