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Arte tv has a website called arte+7 where some videos are provided for a period of time. But these are not as easy to download as those on youtube and other such websites.

Is there a program that can do that?

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-vandevyvre/vvv
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qarte

To download the deb, here.

(it has some bugs, i think, but if you get crash report during download minimize the report window and the download will continue)

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Qarte has a second part dedicated to arte live web

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presently, for 'arte live web', it does not seem to work any more –  cipricus Mar 12 '13 at 8:56
What does it mean that "Qarte does not have any download files registered with Launchpad"? Does it mean the code might be less safe, cuz not officially Launchpad-reviewed or sth like that? –  nutty about natty Apr 30 '13 at 19:41
thx for the extra info! (though this doesn't really answer my Launchpad-related question; I'm just curious and don't understand the repercussions of the "no registered downloads"-statement; googling flooded me with Launchpad entries and mirrors, but no discussions or explanations of that statement). –  nutty about natty Apr 30 '13 at 20:17
@nuttyaboutnatty: i don't know exactly what that means. i see qarte on launchpad here (launchpad.net/qarte). but i am looking for an alternative at the present; qarte is addressed to a limited number of users compared to others and it needs constant development, as arte tv is changing constantly its internet features. in my case i cannot see the arte live web feature with this program anymore (arte 7+ works). this bug is on launchpad here with a solution. thank you for giving me the push to look around for this –  cipricus Apr 30 '13 at 20:18
the solution for that bug dosn't work –  cipricus Apr 30 '13 at 20:54

Arte.tv website has been completly rewritten in March 2013... Probably old scripts and hacks have not updated their code.

I have created a small standalone php webpage that allow you to download, without any software or account any Arte+7 videos as a MP4 file , just go there: http://floriancrouzat.net/arte/ and paste your Arte+7 URL. If you liked it, either recommend the page or leave me a comment, it's always a pleasure ;) -- Florian

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that does not work anymore –  cipricus Jul 10 '14 at 10:10
up vote 0 down vote accepted

A userscript does the trick. Can be used with Greasemonkey in Firefox and Tampermonkey in Chrome - so this is a cross-platform solution.

(Thanks to Florian for the link posted on his page.)

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