Provided by: get-flash-videos_1.25.98-1_all bug


       get_flash_videos - Video downloader for various Flash-based video hosting sites


       get_flash_videos [OPTION]... URL...

       get_flash_videos [OPTION]... SEARCH


       Download the Flash video from the web pages given in "URL", choosing suitable filenames
       for each.

       Alternatively if "SEARCH" is specified (either quoted or unquoted), get_flash_videos will
       search Google Video for "SEARCH", and present a list of videos to download.

       get-flash-videos attempts to support many video sites, therefore there is no list of
       supported sites in this manual page as it frequently changes, see the website for a list.


       -d, --debug
           Print extra debugging information.

       -f, --filename
           Save downloaded file to the specified filename. Usually this shouldn't be necessary,
           as "get_flash_videos" tries to use a meaningful name for the video.

       -r, --quality
           The quality of the video to attempt to download. Some sites offer videos in multiple
           qualities; this will let you specify which quality to prefer.  "get_flash_videos" will
           aim to download a video at the specified quality or lower, if no video is available at
           that quality it will download the next highest quality video available.

           You can specify a quality as either:

           ·   high

           ·   medium

           ·   low

           or a target resolution:

           ·   1080p (1920x1080)

           ·   720p (1280x720)

           ·   576p (720x576)

           ·   480w (854x480)

           ·   480p (640x480)

           ·   240w (427x240)

           ·   240p (320x240)

           High corresponds to 1080p or 720p, medium to 576p, 480w and 480p and low to 240w and

           The default is high.

       -p, --play
           Begin playing the video once enough of the file has been downloaded.

           Specify the player to use for the "--play" option. Any occurrence of %s in this string
           will be replaced with the filename of the video (appropriately shell escaped).

           The default on *nix operating systems is to use mplayer:

             mplayer -really-quiet %s

           You may wish to automatically delete the video after you have viewed it:

             mplayer -really-quiet %s; rm %s

           On Windows, if "-p" or "--play" is specified but no player is specified, VLC (if
           installed) will be used to play the video. There is no need to specify where you have
           installed VLC - this will be automatically retrieved from the registry.

           Proxy to use, a SOCKS proxy or HTTP proxy can be specified.

           To specify a SOCKS proxy, simply provide the host and port in host:port format.  If
           port is not specified, 1080 is assumed. "LWP::Protocol::socks" is required for SOCKS

           To specify an HTTP proxy, provide the proxy URL, for example "http://host:port".

           For proxying RTMP downloads, SOCKS is required along with a version of "rtmpdump"
           which supports SOCKS proxying.

           If no proxy is specified on the command line or the config file the $HTTP_PROXY
           environment variable will be used.

           Download subtitles for the video, if available. Subtitles are converted to SubRip
           format and saved to a file of the same name as the video file, but with an extension
           of 'srt'.

           HLS downloads are run through ffmpeg/avconv to cleanup audio by default, this options
           turn it off.

       -t, --type
           For sites that have multiple download type force selected type, 'hls' or 'rtmp'.

       -q, --quiet
           Be quiet, only print errors.

       -v, --version
           Print the version of get_flash_videos.

       -y, --yes
           Do not prompt with any questions, just say 'yes'. This means either literally yes, or
           the default or first option if choosing from a list.

           Add an external plugin from a specified URL or local file.


       On startup get_flash_videos will read the configuration files located at
       /etc/get_flash_videosrc and then ~/.get_flash_videosrc.

       The files follow a simple "name = value" convention where the name matches the long
       version of the command line options. For example if you want to specify the default
       player, to always say yes and to always run the player the file might look like:

         player = my-video-player %s 2>/dev/null; rm -f %s

         # Always play the video

       Options given on the command line will override these options, with the exception that it
       is not currently possible to disable an option enabled in the configuration file from the
       command line.


       Play a video (may prompt for filename still, override with -y):

           get_flash_videos -p

       Download a video (note quotes are required for URLs with special characters like "&" in):

           get_flash_videos ""

       Play the URL on the clipboard (UNIX):

           xclip -o | xargs get_flash_videos -y -p

       Play the URL on the clipboard (OSX):

           pbpaste | xargs get_flash_videos -y -p

       (Note if there is text on the clipboard rather than a URL above then get_flash_videos will
       search for it).

       Play the first video matching "Open Source":

           get_flash_videos -y -p Open Source


       Third party sites are a moving target therefore it is possible support for some of the
       sites may not work correctly. First check that you are using the latest version.

       If you wish to see open bugs or report a bug visit


       If you'd like to change or improve get-flash-videos (for example adding support for
       another site), please see the project wiki where there's an overview to help you get
       started, and a detailed tutorial on adding support for a new site:


       Copyright 2009, zakflash and MonsieurVideo

       Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file
       except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

       Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the
       License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND,
       either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions
       and limitations under the License.

       Contributions are welcome and encouraged, but please take care to maintain the
       JustWorks(tm) nature of the program.