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Old 08-13-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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using wget to download all videos from a website

How can I download all videos using wget from I believe the videos are saved in and they are in the formats SWF (flash) and AVI. I tried.

wget -r
and I am still waiting for wget to finish downloading. It seems to be downloading a lot, but no videos yet. There is probably a way to tell wget to download the videos only and not all of the web servers contents. Maybe this is right.

wget -r -A.avi
Old 08-14-2006, 10:22 PM   #2
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Make sure you use the -np switch (no parent) to make sure it isnt downloading stuff in parent directories. Maybe someone else can give you more of a hint to tell it to only download the certain file types.
Old 08-14-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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Maybe you can use wildcards (*), like
wget -r*.avi & wget -r*.swf
or maybe
wget -r*.avi*.swf
Old 08-16-2006, 05:02 AM   #4
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The only way I have found so far that works to download all the videos with wget is to download everything on the web server. I will just download everything and then delete everything but the videos untill I find something that works better. Thanks for the suggestions.


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