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A package for getting URLs of media files from some websites

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GetMediumURL is a simple Python package to get URLs of downloadable media (usually audio or video) and their metadata knowing their main URLs on websites using Flash-based players.


The following applies to all Python code in this package:

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.

For documentation:

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled “GNU Free Documentation License”.

Docstrings and comments from the package source code included in the documentation are dual-licensed under GNU Affero General Public license version 3 or later and GNU Free Documentation License version 1.3 or later.


  • Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.1 or later
  • lxml
  • URLReader
  • Distribute

Documentation is compiled using Sphinx.

For development these tools are recommended and called by the included Makefile:

  • pyflakes
  • pylint
  • pep8
  • coverage (version 3.4b1 or newer)

Installing and updating using easy_install

Numbered releases of GetMediumURL can be installed or updated using the following command:

easy_install -U GetMediumURL

Obtaining newer source

GetMediumURL uses the Mercurial version control system to store its source code. Mercurial is available in many GNU/Linux distributions as a package named mercurial.

To get the source of GetMediumURL, use the following command:

hg clone

It will make a getmediumurl directory, a different name can be specified as an additional argument to the hg clone command.

To update it, run hg pull -u in this directory.

Installing from source

Just run the following command:

python install has many options listed using the --help option. To install in non-default directory, use the --prefix option to the install command.

Before installing it is encouraged to use the following command to test parts of GetMediumURL which do not make HTTP requests to external servers:

python test

All tests should pass.

Building documentation

Documentation is formatted by the following command:

python build_sphinx

An optional argument of -b can be used to specify different format than HTML.

Reporting bugs

Report bugs on the tracker at Savannah. If you are unsure if a given behaviour of the package is a bug, please post it to the mailing list.

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