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I want to download hundreds of video files from a user account on DailyMotion.com. The videos are located under the URL as in the following example:


Is there a free program that can mass download all videos in that gallery? I tried DailyMotion Video Downloader but it can only download if I give each video link one by one.

Important note: I just want to enter any link (for example, www.dailymotion.com/mplay) into the program and then it should handle everything (grab all sublinks; start and finish download automatically).

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Try JDownloader CLI. They say they have Dailymotion-Support.

EDIT: In GUI version, you're even able to add all links at once.

EDIT: Didn't get you haven't got a list of all movies. Using bash and lynx (text based web browser), it is quiet easy to get all video URLs (or exactly, the first 100 pages * 20 videos, dailymotion does not print more, I'm also getting the most viewed and best rated lists to maximize cover):

{ for i in {1..100}; do lynx -dump -nonumbers -listonly http://www.dailymotion.com/user/mplay/$i http://www.dailymotion.com/visited/user/mplay/$i http://www.dailymotion.com/rated/user/mplay/$i; echo $i 1>&2; done } |grep http://www.dailymotion.com/video/ |sort |uniq >movies.txt

Don't try to change the 100, there aren't any more than that. If you find a way to list the missing videos, tell me!

Just adjust the username ("mplay") if neccessary and paste this line into bash. Wait for some time until finished and you will get your list printed which you can reuse in jdownloader.

In case you're not using linux (or OS X and installed lynx) I dumped the list for you. Have fun with it! But I'm not quit sure why I found more distinct videos than dailymotion says there are.

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OK but I need Bulk download support. It cannot do it (at least the free version, from what I know). –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Oct 20 '11 at 16:05
There is no "un-free" version. JDownloader runs as a background service, then you can add all your links using JDownloader -add <link> which will be queued and downloaded without further interaction. In GUI version, you can even add all links from clipboard at once. –  Jens Erat Oct 20 '11 at 16:09
So you say, when I enter http://www.dailymotion.com/mplay in JDownloader, it will start the download process? Because I don't want to enter 4500 links one by one. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Oct 20 '11 at 16:15
Well you need to get the links somehow. Will be updating my post with some lines of bash script in a few minutes. –  Jens Erat Oct 20 '11 at 16:25
there you are, have fun with it. –  Jens Erat Oct 20 '11 at 17:03

You may try a free Dailymotion online downloader to grab the videos you want. Though such applications are free, they may not perform multi-thread process. If you don't mind installing a software, you may try Freemake video downloader, it's free and can get entire playlist to your hard drive within a click.

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