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Command line utility that downloads audio files from various websites.

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# Description

melody-dl - Command line utility that downloads audio files from various

**Download from:**

* [Bandcamp](
* [8 Bit Peoples](
* [Poly Vinyl](
* [more to come..](

# Synopsis

$ melody-dl URL

# Install

$ pip install melody-dl

# Details Usage:

melody-dl [--template=<template>] [--base-dir=<dir>]
[--quiet] [--full-album] <url>
melody-dl (-h | --help)
melody-dl (--version)

# Options

-h --help Show this screen.
-v --version Show version.
-q --quiet Dont display anything to the screen.
-t --template=<template> Output filename template.
[default: %{artist}/%{album}/%{track} - %{title}]
-d --base-dir=<dir> Base location of which all files are downloaded

# Fiename Template

The `--template` option allows users to indicate a template for the output file
names and directories. Templates can be built using special tokens with the
format of `%{artist}`. Here is a list of allowed tokens:

* `artist`: The artist name.
* `album`: The album name.
* `track`: The track number.
* `title`: The track title.

The default template is: `%{artist}/%{album}/%{track} - %{title}`.

# Requirements

It is released to the public domain, which means you can modify it, redistribute
it or use it how ever you like.

# Bugs

Bus should be reported at []().
Please include the full output of the command when run with `--verbose`. The
output (including the first lines) contain important debugging information.
Issues without the full output are often not reproducible and therefore do not
get solved in short order, if ever.

For discussions, join us in the irc channel
[#melody-dl](irc:// on freenode.

When you submit a request, please re-read it once to avoid a couple of mistakes
(you can and should use this as a checklist):

### Is the description of the issue itself sufficient?

We often get issue reports that we cannot really decipher. While in most cases
we eventually get the required information after asking back multiple times,
this poses an unnecessary drain on our resources. Many contributors, including
myself, are also not native speakers, so we may misread some parts.

So please elaborate on what feature you are requesting, or what bug you want to
be fixed. Make sure that it's obvious:

> 1. **What the problem is**
> 2. **How it could be fixed**
> 3. **How your proposed solution would look like**

If your report is shorter than two lines, it is almost certainly missing some of
these, which makes it hard for us to respond to it. We're often too polite to
close the issue outright, but the missing info makes misinterpretation likely.
As a commiter myself, I often get frustrated by these issues, since the only
possible way for me to move forward on them is to ask for clarification over and

For bug reports, this means that your report should contain the *complete*
output of melody-dl when called with the `-v` flag. The error message you get
for (most) bugs even says so, but you would not believe how many of our bug
reports do not contain this information.

Site support requests **must contain an example URL**. An example URL is a URL
you might want to download, like ``.

### Are you using the latest version?

This should report that you're up-to-date. About 20% of the reports we receive
are already fixed, but people are using outdated versions. This goes for feature
requests as well.

### Is the issue already documented?

Make sure that someone has not already opened the issue you're trying to open.
Search at the top of the window or at
[](Issues) . If
there is an issue, feel free to write something along the lines of "This affects
me as well, with version 2015.01.01. Here is some more information on the issue:
...". While some issues may be old, a new post into them often spurs rapid

### Why are existing options not enough?

Before requesting a new feature, please have a quick peek at [the list of
Many feature requests are for features that actually exist already! Please,
absolutely do show off your work in the issue report and detail how the existing
similar options do *not* solve your problem.

### Is there enough context in your bug report?

People want to solve problems, and often think they do us a favor by breaking
down their larger problems (e.g. wanting to skip already downloaded files) to a
specific request (e.g. requesting us to look whether the file exists before
downloading the info page). However, what often happens is that they break down
the problem into two steps: One simple, and one impossible (or extremely
complicated one).

We are then presented with a very complicated request when the original problem
could be solved far easier, e.g. by recording the downloaded video IDs in a
separate file. To avoid this, you must include the greater context where it is
non-obvious. In particular, every feature request that does not consist of
adding support for a new site should contain a use case scenario that explains
in what situation the missing feature would be useful.

### Does the issue involve one problem, and one problem only?

Some of our users seem to think there is a limit of issues they can or should
open. There is no limit of issues they can or should open. While it may seem
appealing to be able to dump all your issues into one ticket, that means that
someone who solves one of your issues cannot mark the issue as closed.
Typically, reporting a bunch of issues leads to the ticket lingering since
nobody wants to attack that behemoth, until someone mercifully splits the issue
into multiple ones.

In particular, every site support request issue should only pertain to services
at one site (generally under a common domain, but always using the same backend
technology). Do not request support for vimeo user videos, Whitehouse podcasts,
and Google Plus pages in the same issue. Also, make sure that you don't post bug
reports alongside feature requests. As a rule of thumb, a feature request does
not include outputs of melody-dl that are not immediately related to the feature
at hand. Do not post reports of a network error alongside the request for a new
video service.

### Is anyone going to need the feature?

Only post features that you (or an incapicated friend you can personally talk
to) require. Do not post features because they seem like a good idea. If they
are really useful, they will be requested by someone who requires them.

### Is your question about melody-dl?

It may sound strange, but some bug reports we receive are completely unrelated
to melody-dl and relate to a different or even the reporter's own application.
Please make sure that you are actually using melody-dl. If you are using a UI
for melody-dl, report the bug to the maintainer of the actual application
providing the UI. On the other hand, if your UI for melody-dl fails in some way
you believe is related to melody-dl, by all means, go ahead and report the bug.

# Dependencies

* [BeautifulSoup]( - HTML Parsing
* [Mutagen]( - ID3 Encoding
* [Requests]( - for retriving the HTML
* [Slimit]( - Javascript parsing
* Python version 2.7+

# Copyright

melody-dl is released into the public domain by the copytright holders

This README file was inspired by the
[youtube-dl]( docs and
is likewise released into the public domain.

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