Re: RFS: yougrabber
On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:00:03 +0100, Nico Golde <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi chaica,
> * chaica <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2007-12-19 14:43]:
>> I am looking for a sponsor for my package "yougrabber".
>> It builds these binary packages:
>> yougrabber - download simultaneously several videos from youtube.com
>> Yougrabber fetchs videos on youtube.com and stores them on your
>> Using a graphic interface,
> People could think that this will be some kind of
> gtk/qt/whatever, but the screenshot shows an ncurses
In my point of view, ncurse applications are graphic applications, moreover
the "technically speaking" paragraph gives clear detail ("ncurses-based")
>> the user follows download states in real-time,
>> passing from one to another with left/right keyboard arrows. Each screen
>> provides a lot of information about the download (download progression,
>> elapsed time, speed, remaining download number).
>> Technically speaking, yougrabber is a lightweight, ncurses-based,
>> multi-threaded command line youtube.com video downloader with proxy
>> support, made from scratch in ANSI C.
>> A screenshot is available at :
> What are the advantages over youtube-dl or wget with some
> shell magic?
I tried youtube-dl once. It's slow, non-interactive and you can't
simultaneously download several videos. Yougrabber was written in ANSI C to
be fast and multi-threaded. Moreover yougrabber provides a lot of
information about your current downloads, avoiding the "hmmm. what's going
on with this download?" situation.
And you can do everything you want with wget and shell magic but what's the
need to hack something yourself if you already have a fast, interactive and
reliable program doing its job just fine ? I guess any suggestions of new
features will be greatly welcomed by Quetzy, the upstream author.
> Kind regards