There is a Chinese platform like YouTube, called Youku.

I was trying to find a way lately to download videos from this website. However, most of the videos don't load outside of China. The online tools I use for YouTube don't work except the SaveVideo.me, which is terrible slow. A video of 10MB needs about 30min.

I need a desktop software where I can add the link of the video from Youku and it will download it in reasonable time.

Platform: Windows or Linux (I have dual boot).

Optional: Add a link of a Youku channel and download all the videos from the user.


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You can download videos from Youku using youtube-dl. It's a Python program for downloading videos or music from many sites.


You can use the Google Chrome extension Unblock Youku to access Youku web services from outside mainland China.

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    I tried this addon, but it only works to watch the video only. How then can I use it to download it?
    – Tasos
    Oct 31, 2014 at 20:09

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