|Type||Downloadable without Scribd premium||Requires Scribd premium for full download|
Some information about Scribd documents:
There are two types of documents on Scribd:
- Documents made up using a collection of images and
- Actual documents where the text can be selected, copied etc.
This script takes a different approach to both of them:
- Documents consisting of a collection of images is straightforward and
this script will simply download the induvidual images which can
be combined to
Make sure you're using Python 3 (Python 2 is not supported by a few dependencies). Then run these commands:
$ pip install scribd-downloader
or install the development version with:
$ python setup.py install
usage: scribdl [-h] [-i] [-p] URL Download documents and books from scribd.com positional arguments: URL scribd url to download optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -i, --images download url made up of images -p, --pdf convert to pdf (*Nix: imagemagick) -c CREDENTIALS_FILE, --credentials-file CREDENTIALS_FILE path to file containing your Scribd premium credentials
Downloading text from document containing selectable text:
$ scribdl https://www.scribd.com/document/55949937/33-Strategies-of-War
(Text will be saved side by side in a
.md file in the current
Download document containing images; use the
--images option (the tool cannot figure out this on its own):
$ scribdl -i https://scribd.com/doc/17142797/Case-in-Point
(Images will be saved in the current working directory)
The below command will generate an
.md file of the book in the current working directory:
$ scribdl https://www.scribd.com/read/189087235/Confessions-of-a-Casting-Director-Help-Actors-Land-Any-Role-with-Secrets-from-Inside-the-Audition-Room
This will only dowload the book content available without owning a premium account on Scribd. See the below section for downloading full books if you own a premium Scribd account.
This will download .mp3 of the audiobook:
$ scribdl https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/237606860/100-Ways-to-Motivate-Yourself-Change-Your-Life-Forever
This will only download the preview version of the audiobook. See the below section for downloading complete audiobooks if you own a premium Scribd account.
Downloading complete textual books and audiobooks
If you have a premium Scribd account, you can also download the full version of textual books and audiobooks.
Create a text file containing your Scribd credentials, such that the contents of the file look like below:
Now pass the file path to the
-c option, for example:
$ scribdl -c scribd_credentials.txt https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/359295794/Principles-Life-and-Work
It should then download you all the audiobook chapters as mp3. Similarly, you could also download complete contents of a Scribd book by replacing the URL with the URL of your choice.
If you're not willing to use place your account credentials in a file, you could also copy the cookie values
_scribd_expire when logged into your premium account on scribd on the web
browser and replace them with the ones in this file https://github.com/ritiek/scribd-downloader/blob/master/scribdl/const.py.
You should then be able to automatically download full version of both textual books and audiobooks from Scribd using the tool by running the commands as usual.
Downloading books from Scribd for free maybe prohibited. This tool is meant for educational purposes only. Please support the authors by buying their titles.
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