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RIPPING TOOLBOX

Standalone basics

Video & Audio

(example: youtube, vimeo, soundcloud, ceskatelevize.cz, Google Drive, twitch…)

The venerable youtube-dl. (supported sites)

Always try this first, then look around for alternatives.

Make sure you're up to date though! (youtube-dl -U) YouTube likes to play a cat & mouse game, meaning youtube-dl breaks periodically… If a download errors out, there's a 95% chance you're just using an outdated version and it has been already fixed upstream (they make a new release every week or so).

Images

Galleries

(example: imgur, flickr, 4chan, tumblr, twitter…)
Analoguous to youtube-dl, there's gallery-dl (supported sites)

Alternatively, https://github.com/RipMeApp/ripme/ but usually doesn't work as well?

Zoomable images

(example: Google Arts & Culture, all sorts of hi-res scans…)
For all zoomable images, try https://dezoomify.ophir.dev/dezoomify/dezoomify.html (also has a standalone version)

Web archival

Single file webpage downloads

https://github.com/gildas-lormeau/SingleFile

For downloading a site as a single .html file with everything loaded and embedded, instead of a .html file + a directory that's likely going to be broken.

Archivebox

Open source self-hosted web archiving. Takes URLs/browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more…

https://github.com/ArchiveBox/ArchiveBox

Nerdy shit alert, but a very powerful tool.

Various Browser Addons

ripping_toolbox.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/27 13:42 by sdbs