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Download videos from TED

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Scenario : You are a huge fan of TED and would like to download the inspirational videos. But the site allows you to download one video at a time, You want something which can download all the videos at once.

Solution : Here is the Reply to your Problem. I’m sure many of you know what TED is. For those of you who do not know what TED is, go here :  http://www.ted.com/.

TED is a wonderful site which contains riveting talks by remarkable people which is available free to the world. It really consists of Ideas worth Spreading.

Now if you want to download videos from their site, you have to download the videos one by one. There is no option to download all videos at once. If you Google for a TED Downloader, you will hardly find anything…so here is a way to finally download those videos.

I present to you…The TED Downloader.

It’s a tool I have created for my use but thought I would give it to others who would like to use it too. It’s really very simple to use.

1. Select a download Quality you want(remember the higher the quality, the higher the download time).

2. Select a folder to download it to.

3. Press the “Get TED Talks” button and you are off.

Just minimize it and it will continue to run and notify you when done. Simple and sweet!!! Right ?? And it not only downloads the videos but also generates a description file so that you know where the video file came from. In case you want it for future reference. And best of all, did I mention that it was FREE!!!!!!!!!!

Do note that this is just a basic app I have created for now, I plan to add more features to it in the near future. Enhancements include :  ability to add a Proxy, ability to select specific videos to be downloaded, ability to download selected videos and subtitles, ability to export Links, ability to download subtitles

If you have any Feedback(good or bad) or any Functionality you would like to be added in the app, mail me at : obin.shah@gmail.com or use the contact form.

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  1. hey
    November 18, 2011 at 4:09 am

    pls add subtitle download option too.

    • November 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      hey hey :),
      i am currently working on it. It will be made available soon…hang on…

      • hey
        November 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm

        tnx u very much.

  2. Shaun Elliott
    November 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    nice app, thanks!

    • November 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      hey shaun,
      you’re welcome. I’ll be uploading the next version soon.

  3. James McLellan
    November 21, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Great idea. Thanks for making if available. Before I push the button – Gizmo’s site says that the low resolution download is (currently) about 7 GB. Do you know the approximate size of the medium and high-resolution ones?
    Also, is there an ‘update’ feature? If I download all of the talks today what will happen if I run the app again in a couple of months? Will it update with the new talks or do the whole download all over again?
    Jim McLellan

    • November 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      hey james/jim,
      no i dont know the size of medium and high resolution. sorry, no way to find that until it is downloaded entirely. Update feature is not available as of yet but you can follow my repository at https://bitbucket.org/obinshah/ted-talks-downloader or subscribe to this blog, you will be notified when i upload a new version.
      As of the talks, if you keep the download folder same and the video quality same, then it wont download the whole thing, just update the missing talks(one of the features i like :))
      Obin Shah.

      • James McLellan
        November 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

        Thanks for your reply, Obin. I think that I’ll try the medium resolution files and let you know about the size.
        BTW: by update I meant update the library of talks that had already been downloaded. But you went on to answer that anyway.

        • November 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

          Thanks man.

  4. r3t3m2
    November 21, 2011 at 10:26 am

    thank a lot. downloading….

    • November 21, 2011 at 9:57 pm

      you are welcome!! 🙂

  5. Harriot
    November 29, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    just sooo fantastic!!

  6. December 5, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I would very appreciate the ability to download the subtitles too. 🙂

    • December 5, 2011 at 8:59 am

      Yes,i am working on it.

  7. Karl
    December 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I can say that the High Quality download makes 118GB. I also would like the subtitles thingie.
    I know I know, your working on it.:)

    • December 9, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      hey karl,
      Thanks for letting me know the download size. and yes, am working on subtitles thingie….thanks for the feedback….really appreciate it…:)

  8. December 11, 2011 at 2:21 am

    it would really great to have a trascript option available…

    • December 11, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks for the reply. I am currently working on it. Will let you know soon. Stay tuned to my blog to know more. 🙂

      • December 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm

        I will mate, and ty for your work

  9. December 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    It would be more nice that if there’s a support to download these videos via torrents. What about adding a uTorrent plugin to that?

  10. Stephen
    February 17, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    It does not download. can it be that it does not like my W7 64 bit?

  11. Stephen
    February 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    It does not show the video list, so it will not let me download.

    • February 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      ok…i found out that there was an error in the program….i updated it and you can download it from : https://bitbucket.org/obinshah/ted-talks-downloader/downloads/TED%20Downloader%20V2.3.0.2.exe

      • Stephen
        February 18, 2012 at 11:58 pm

        Sorry, still not working. Also, when I downloaded, just as the download is finishing, it says interpreted. BTW, the version number is the same as the last one.

        • February 19, 2012 at 1:11 am

          damn….there is some problem with bitbucket….it changed the file size but the download link is for old file… don’t know why…have mailed them….
          meanwhile uploaded a new file…the version is V2.3.1.8…thanks for informing me…

  12. Yehuda
    February 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Great prgrm but stopped working as per today does not update link without giving any error. No links no download

    • February 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      hey yehuda….thanks for letting me know about the issue….i updated the program….its at the same link as before….the issue had developed bcos there had been a change in the ted.com website but the program has been updated….do let me know in case of any issues…:)

  13. Delia
    July 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!

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    October 21, 2015 at 8:56 am

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