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Vine Downloader

— posted November 12, 2016

It has been announced, Vine will no longer be continued by Twitter. Fortunately enough, there are still a few months to go, so still a way to grab them all !


CoffeeGames Studio is proud to bring you an application allowing you to download them all at once : you no longer have to do it by hand !


How it works


VineDownloader basically gets the source code of the page where are your favourite vines, in order to then get all the videos URLs. It simply loops through all the found entries of a vine, and grabs it for you. It roughly takes 2 to 3 seconds to get one, or it could be less, depending on your web connection.


Be careful about one detail : some pages list up to one or two thousand of vines, and each vine is like 1MB, so it can increase fast ! Make sure you have enough disk space available !


How to use it ?


First, you'll want to get a URL where all the vines are. Basically, a user page, or a user likes (could be yours). It has this shape :




After that (and this is the most annoying part...), you have to scroll down up to the end of the page (or up to wherever you want, but the remaining vines won't be dowloaded at all). This is in order for you to feed the program with the page that it cannot load itself.


One you're done, simply right click where there are no links, no pictures. Head down to "Save as" :




After that, a window will popup : save the html file for the page wherever you want (it doesn't matter). I'll put it on my desktop named "vines.html". Make sure you download the full html page, not only the rough HTML !




Then you're done for the boring internet part ! You can now open VineDownloader. Hello, cute little girl ! Hey, that's Madoka, it's my artwork :)


There are two "Browse" buttons. Click on the first one to import the previously created html. Then click the second one to choose the folder where you want me to extract the vines. Make sure everything is correct.




You can click the third button, and move on to that weird black window. It will tell you how many vines it has fouund, so you can calculate the required space on your disk. When you're done, simply press a random key. It has now started working on its own !




What about the links to get it ?


There you go, here's the link : VineDownloader. Have fun with that, and make sure you have read the tutorial so you won't be lost when opening the app !


New versions


Sometimes, having a fresh new design is the key to staying up and young ! Here's the changelog for all the versions.


changelog.txt

Version 1.2
- fixed errors poping up when 404 errors showed up.

— posted by Anthony SAINT-CRIQ