Welcome to Vidscraper’s documentation!

Vidscraper is a clean, simple library for a couple of rather messy issues:

  • Retrieving the source video from a “flash-only” website
  • Finding out contextual data about a pasted url: title/description/etc

Vidscraper provides a unified api for an issue that requires a lot of one-off scraping.


  • json (python2.6) or simplejson
  • BeautifulSoup 3.0.8 or 3.2
  • feedparser


  • oauth2 (for some APIs *cough* Vimeo searching *cough* which require authentication)
  • nose (for tests)

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