EagleGet Alternative for Linux - Teckeela

Jan 7, 2018

EagleGet Alternative for Linux

Linux Mint is a great
Ubuntu based Linux platform
One of the (very few) things I miss about using Windows 10, was this small piece of software known as EagleGet. It's essentially a downloader software for Windows, with a very simple UI. But what makes it great is the accompanying Chrome extension. The extension has the ability to sniff video content on nearly every website and with a click of a button, it allows you to download the media content.

Sadly, EG remains a Windows only software for now. Ever since I've moved to using Linux Mint recently, (which was a great decision) I have been looking for something that could replace EG. To be honest, there isn't a lot out there. But one that has come really close is an extension called Flash Video Downloader. If you're on Chrome you can install it here. It does a pretty good job and works similarly to EG. Once you are in a webpage playing video content, just click on the FVD extension to check if the content has been sniffed. If it has, you can click on download to save the video to your local machine. However, I'd suggest you to copy the link to the content (option to copy the link appears on clicking the extension) and then use a downloader software to do the job.

I'd personally recommend uGet Download Manager. It's available for a host of different platforms and - for you geeks - it can be used to download via cli too.

If you are using Ubuntu/Mint or other Ubuntu based derivatives, just run the following commands in your terminal to install uGet:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install uget

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