Stanford Center for Professional Development

It is particularly difficult to watch online videos on SCPD using a ‘mystanfordconnection’ account when you want to watch them at a faster speed. You might also want to refer to video tutorials when without internet access.

To address these issues, I have written a Python tool that lets you download all the videos from the Stanford courses that you’re enrolled in, while they are still available to you. All the videos can be downloaded in parallel.

Get download-scpd-videos. The instructions are for Mac OS X. For Linux or Windows, simply install the dependencies (mechanize, BeautifulSoup and mimms) using your package manager of choice, packaged binaries or building them from source.

Note: Only for educational purposes. Use with explicit permission from Stanford Connection for Professional Development and for personal and non-commercial purposes only. Use this script with good judgment, common sense, discretion, and assume full responsibility for misuse. I accept NO responsibility for your use of this tool.

One thought on “Download online course videos from Stanford Center for Professional Development

  1. Hi, Abhinav. Thanks for taking the time for making this tutorial, really appreciated. I used to download online course videos with Acethinker video downloader, free and works fairly well. Share it here as an alternative method.

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