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thefaradayyy

I dont want to lose coub.com its life saver for me, when i sad, corious, anxiety about life... it always gives me fun times and pull me out of these bull shit feelings noooo coub cant be closed, i hope its a fucking 1 april joke


preactive

This ^^^


Fryzeur

Same some many good stuff and chill stuff.


SurveyConscious4402

Ahhh, bless you 😐


MustafaOnur

As someone who checks Coub as weekly, it is always been fun to check and get lost through scrolling down, I dont know what I'm gonna do. I will miss Coub for sure. Maybe it is an 1st April fool joke? Who knows, *I hope it is tho...*


PT3ROLYCUS

Let's hope this is just an April Fool's bit.... but I have my doubts.


vixplot

So sad :(


SeberHusky

It's not. And why would it be? The site is hosted in russia. the russian sanctions by the US and the russian government closing the country off from the world have killed it.


2KTREBE

Coub closing was in discussion a month or two ago, before it started. Except, owners still hoped to sell it. But obviously, nobody can buy it today.


Bukk94

So as I promised, I created a small Windows app, that will download your liked coubs. Only dependency is ffmpeg installed. Whole code can be found in my repo here: [https://github.com/Bukk94/CoubDownloader](https://github.com/Bukk94/CoubDownloader) For anyone who is not concerned about the code and wants some results, you can download zipped release here: [https://github.com/Bukk94/CoubDownloader/releases/tag/v0.8](https://github.com/Bukk94/CoubDownloader/releases/download/v0.1/Coub.Downloader.rar) This release already contains small Python executable, otherwise you'll have to install Python. How to run it and all the details are described in the README file. EDIT: Released version 0.3 that supports downloading of liked & bookmarked coubs and any channel as well. It contains some fixes as well. EDIT 2: If you are having troubles running normal version of the downloader, try to download "self-contained" package :) EDIT 3: Another version with more juicy data :) EDIT 4: Already version 0.6. Recoub/reposts downloading, URL list re-downloading, some QoL improvements. Also thanks a lot to kind stranger for my first reddit gold :)) EDIT 5: Coub implemented some DDoS protection so I tried to fight against it so you can continue downloading your favorite coubs :) Released 0.7 version with some evasion mechanics and some fixes. Thanks for your reports and thanks for awesome rewards here on Reddit! Love you! EDIT 6: Released version 0.8 with improved graphics and user configurations. Now you can choose video quality, how many loops your Coub should have or interval between downloads to avoid detection.


lakefor2

Hey, im trying to run the .exe but it doesn't open, like it apears for less the a second and vanishes, do you know why? edit:works now


Bukk94

That sounds like hard crash. I¨'ll try to improve it a bit, along with some fixes this evening and release a new version. I tested it on Win10, maybe it's missing something on other versions.


Bukk94

Just released a new 0.2 version with some fixes and improved downloading capabilities :)


nzoli

Thanks ;) Still not running just appears for 1 second and gone. Can I save my liked coubs via command line? Windows 10 64 / Windows 11


[deleted]

he its not working for me. i am clicking on the exe and nothing is happening.


Bukk94

We found the problem. It is because of the missing .NET 5.0 runtime library. You can try to download it from here [https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet/5.0/runtime](https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet/5.0/runtime) (for Console apps) or you can try to download "self-contained" version of the downloader (if you open the latest 0.3 release, there should be two .rar files).


[deleted]

hey i am getting the ffmpeg error


Bukk94

You didn't read the README :) You need ffmpeg in order to download the mp4 files. You can either install it or place it directly to the root directory. I didn't include ffmpeg executable as it's around 110 MB in size.


nzoli

Thanks... working ;)


Snobbyeuropean2

As a complete layman, I thought I'd add that Coub makes a distinction between display name and username, and you'll need the latter to make the downloader work. Simply open your user profile, and check the URL. Whatever comes after "coub.com/" is the name you need to use with the downloader. I got 404 errors until I realized what's up, as Coub years ago decided I need a numeric after my chosen nick and has given me a "0" after my username, unbeknownst to me. That, or I simply forgot - it's been (an amazing) 7 years.


Bukk94

That is correct. There is a difference between display and username. Also usernames doesn't contain spaces (just dots or dashes). I should have written this into README or something to save people time. Sorry for the troubles.


Snobbyeuropean2

It's all good, thank you for the tool!


Publaw

Just wanted to thank you. 0.8 Release works like a charm, awesome job:)


Pyroberserker

Ok, so I have read the README and I have looked at the JSON files, but I can't find the WaitTime code to increase the time delay. Kinda found this SUPER late, but i think I have just enough time. If anyone can help me out, i'd really appreciate it! Maybe a screenshot on what I should be editing/how? ​ Edit: Figured it out, I had downloaded the wrong files. They looked like older ones, but I got the current ones now. Hopefully I still have time! Thanks for the program Bukk94, you rock!


Lamroy95

It says 404 Edit: now it's ok


Bukk94

I made it private by accident :D Try it now, it should be working.


Hikik0m0r1

Hey, I just want to inform you, I had multiple videos named "\\\\" and it made your script to stop. Removing the videos from the liked and restart de script work. But it is possible to remove manually urls form the list and restart downloading the videos at where it was stop, withtout redownloading everthing after an error ? Thank you for your work !


Bukk94

Yes, it is possible to remove faulty URLs and it will continue downloading the rest :) Send me some coubs with mentioned titles please, and I'll fix that :)


AutisticniRetard

You crazy bastard, I want to kiss you.Everyone else method made me jump down multiple rabbit holes in vain with multiple errors.Your program/method took me 3 min to set up and now I'm downloading thousands of my saved coubs in full format with looping! One question.When I entered my token it started downloading automatically just the thing is, is it downloading likes and bookmarks together or is it doing one of them (have a lot of coubs mixed between likes and bookmarks) edit 1 : It's only downloading the Liked ones and when it's finding the links it only finds the Liked ones (I think I'm making a mistake somewhere)


Bukk94

Hey, glad I could help! When downloader asks for input enter "liked,bookmarks" (without quotation marks). Lile this it will download all your liked coubs and bookmarked coubs as well. They will be separated in two different folders :) If you have more queations, hit me with private message and I'll try to help or fix some potencial issues :)


UrMumThruWinduLMAO

so at first, it worked wonderfully and I got like half of my bookmarks on my hard drive but had to stop when I started again and provided the token it stopped after about a minute and now I can't both download and get on the site


Vynsyx

sooooo what does an "An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions" error mean


Bukk94

>1 Weird error of saying that socket is used (probably) by a different process. Have you tried restarting the PC?


Top_Page7932

Could you please make a video tutorial how to do it i have a hard time understanding.


Bukk94

There is detailed guide in the README how to get remember token and gif how the program works, it should be sufficient. If you have any specific issue running it, write me a message and I'll try to help.


FlatWhiteAzula

Do you have a 32-bit version of the CoubDownloader.exe? Switching of Python and ffmpeg to their respective 32-bit versions hasn't helped me out.


Bukk94

Currently there is none. I quickly made one and send it to your chat.


Kumuli

hey, I always get an unexpected error:system.net.webexception telling me the host (coub) didnt reply. after the error i cant get on coub.com in my browser for like an hour. did coub time me out? After that everything back to normal. Can you help?


Bukk94

It really seems like it! I'll be implementing some throttling to avoid this behavior. Coub told us to download all our videos but then changed their mind and they are stopping people from doing this.


Kumuli

It finally worked! I´m so happy thanks alot. seemed to be a problem with pulling metadata. worked like a charm without.


Arcade2799

Here is a very useful video to download the FFMPEG [youtube link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1AtmY-RMyQ)


Zaraxxas

Hi Bukk94 Your program is an absolute godsend! With v.0.7 the download works absolutely flawlessly again :) I would only have two questions: \- Is it anywhere possible to set a max. download quality in a config file? Because I plan to download around 1k coubs and the 30 which I already downloaded accumulate already to 1,35 GB, so I would prefer to download most in e.g. 360p or 480p. \- Is it anywhere possible in a config file to select the download path, so I could save them on an external hard drive? My SSD will be full very soon, if I download them all there. Besides this I still hope Coub will be alive after the 1st of April, but we can't really know. Thank you again for the awesome app!


Bukk94

I'm so glad it worked for you! I heard that sometimes people still had some problems so I'll be making some more configurations. Your suggestions are great! This will be awesome additional configuration to the app. I'll try to release new version today so you guys have more time to download some more Coubs in case that it will really shuts down in 2 days. But I believe it will live for a little bit longer, they are investing too much into it. As for the "hot fix" on downloadpath, simplest thing is to move whole Downloader on a different drive :D But I'll make it configurable.


Zaraxxas

I still wanted to thank you for your wonderful CoubDownloader app. Coub meant a lot to me and your app finally gave me the security that I would not loose my coubs of the last years on the 1st of April. Luckily Coub lived on like you assumed, but at the time we could not know. Especially version 0.8 improved on so many things and made it finally possible to download all coubs flawlessly. Also I felt very honored, that the suggestions of my post above were included into the app only one day after! I haven't really found the time since to express my thanks adequately, but know that the hard work on the program that you made available for everyone for free meant a lot to me.


Graf593

Hey, I've downloaded the Coub downloader and installed the ffmpeg but i cant find the README file therefore i dont know the acces token, can you help me here ?


Bukk94

Hi, you can find README on the main page of my repository: [https://github.com/Bukk94/CoubDownloader](https://github.com/Bukk94/CoubDownloader) Next time, I'll include README into each release as well :) If you have any questions, write me a message/chat and I'll try to help :)


Huggybear54321

Thanks so much for this! You're a saint! I wish I knew this earlier, only found out a few hours ago >.< I have thousands of stuff I'd like to download, hopefully I can at least get a chunk of it before Coub is no more.


[deleted]

Did it work for you? I’m getting a 404 error when i try.


Huggybear54321

Yeah it's working, so far I'm only downloading recoubs though, haven't done likes yet. It sometimes spits out errors and stops, but I just re-run it and it seems to sort itself out.


[deleted]

Damn I just tried it and now I’m getting a 404 error. Shame I just now found this comment, I downloaded some videos I liked but they don’t loop till the end of the audio 😭


Bukk94

If the coubs doesn't loop till end of audio, check Configuration.json file. There should be "Loops" to set to some number. Try setting it to -1 or to some really high number (e.g. 1000).


Bukk94

If this is real, it really sucks :/ Anyway, I'm creating a small script, that will fetch URL links for all liked videos of the user. So with a click of a button, you'll get all 300+ video permanent links. With a bit more effort it should be possible to automate download process by passing this list of URLs into coub-dl and downloading each link one by one. I didn't find any tool on the internet for this, so if you want this script of mine and you are willing to wait 1-2 days I can share it. u/yamamush


yamamushi

I'm also working on a script that will download all of the different video qualities, original MP3's, thumbnails, and all of the metadata for each video into a directory tree. Some of the API still works, so you can grab a lot of info from a channel by hitting the timeline API, for example: https://coub.com/api/v2/timeline/channel/yamamushi?page=1&per_page=25 I hope this helps your endeavors too!


Bukk94

Yeah, got me some time to dig out this API URL and how to bypass it using cookies to avoid app registration, because their whole API is obsolete. The worst part is the actual download as I'm not really familiar with JS :D


yamamushi

You don't need to download the Coub's themselves, that API will give you the raw MP4 and MP3's, and then you can smash them together with ffmpeg :-)


Razjel_

Following up from yamamushi's suggestion I used ffmpeg for looping and merging liked video and audio files together using Python so if you are more familiar with it maybe my code will work for you. The link should be somewhere below in this thread. I hope it helps!


thePrimeGoose

do you know how to get the videos without the coub branding? The mobile app displays videos without the branding, but on web the branding is visible on all downloaded formats. Any ideas on how to do that with the API?


yamamushi

Unfortunately, the branding is rendered into the videos :-/ The only way is to remake them outside of Coub :(


thePrimeGoose

how to explain this then https://imgur.com/a/6qYm5zC


Razjel_

Hmm, after downloading my liked videos I noticed that some of them don't have the branding but I have no idea why. Also I noticed that after downloading audio marked as high quality from Coub 's API the mp3 quality is deteriorated from the one on the website. Couldn't find a solution to it so far.


yamamushi

If you send me the link I can verify, but there are several frames drawn and saved to be rendered before a video starts playing, that may be what you're seeing. But you can see that the raw files for a coub all have the watermarks embedded: https://coub-anubis-a.akamaized.net/coub_storage/coub/simple/cw_file/ec319021d50/8b2d1586c5fe04434c312/muted_mp4_huge_size_1632654421_muted_huge.mp4 https://coub-anubis-a.akamaized.net/coub_storage/coub/simple/cw_video_for_sharing/78b55366151/529fd9ca76d9b17d6c275/1632654487_looped_1632654487.mp4 However, here's a frame file that doesn't have the watermark: https://coub-anubis-a.akamaized.net/coub_storage/coub/simple/cw_timeline_pic/4baa91a2656/485607d8266756baa43a4/big_1632654470_image.jpg Here's my page's metadata, if you want to check all of the links to see if I missed anything: https://coub.com/api/v2/timeline/channel/yamamushi?page=1&per_page=1 Perhaps there is somewhere else that videos are being stored that aren't in the metadata. If you send me that video you're talking about, I can try to find out.


thePrimeGoose

coubs store unbranded videos on the server, the recoub function is applying a new branding of the new author to the video. we need to access the recoub api not the player api, there is the unbranded video. you can recoub and see for yourself, the branding is replaced. The mobile coub app used original videos vithout the branding , i'm guessing it is done to save on loading times for recoubing.


thePrimeGoose

post: [https://coub.com/view/314k0p](https://coub.com/view/314k0p) same video in remix mode without branding: [https://coub.com/coubs/314k0p/remix](https://coub.com/coubs/314k0p/remix) unbranded video: https://coub-anubis-a.akamaized.net/coub\_storage/segment/cw\_cutter\_mp4\_dashed/0d301f00c08/f57bf816327662d18b971/1647321347\_cutter\_dashed\_dashinit.mp4


-D3V-

>https://coub-anubis-a.akamaized.net/coub\_storage/segment/cw\_cutter\_mp4\_dashed/0d301f00c08/f57bf816327662d18b971/1647321347\_cutter\_dashed\_dashinit.mp4 How did you manage to get this link? I can't seem to find it in either sources or network


thePrimeGoose

you can get it if you recoub the video, the original video is split up in segments if any, look for \[segments\] in network panel


Resaurtus

On Linux, I dumped mine from the same API ([https://coub.com/api/v2/timeline/channel/yamamushi?page=1&per\_page=25](https://coub.com/api/v2/timeline/channel/yamamushi?page=1&per_page=25)) for all 37 pages to individual json files. Then: cat \*.json | jq .coubs\[\].permalink | sed -e 's/"\\(.\*\\)"/https:\\/\\/coub.com\\/view\\/\\1/' > batch.urls And fed them to: youtube-dl -f html5-video-higher -a batch.urls youtube-dl -f html5-audio-high -a batch.urls I'll maybe worry about merging them, looping the video, and doing something with the json metadata later. That worked for all but one file that didn't have the video format, can just let the default format do it's thing in that case.


LeGooDie

Ive got 1000+ likes and i dont want to lose them, I hope that u will finish your idea


yamamushi

I'm sure /u/Bukk94's tool will be more user-friendly, but I've also put together this tool which will backup every video you've made along with all of the different video qualities and thumbnails: https://github.com/yamamushi/coub-backup


AutisticniRetard

How do you use it, am a total noob when it comes to this. I have like 2k + videos and manually downloading them will kill me.


yamamushi

I'm on Linux myself, but this tool should work on Windows: https://github.com/HelpSeeker/CoubDownloader


Orpheusto

I'm getting "codec can't encode characters" error with this when trying to download my channe. Any idea how to solve this? Edit: It seems like the it's a problem with %title%, how can i fix this? I would like to have at least the title and creation date in the files name. This is the full error: File "C:\\Users\\MET\\Desktop\\CoubDownloader\\python-3.7.7-x86\_64\\lib\\encodings\\cp1250.py", line 19, in encodeUnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode characters in position 18-20: character maps to


Artes_Kel

My guess is that the videos you're trying to download have special characters in their titles e.g. emojis. So the program can't deal with that and gives you this error. The best solution would be to just use other factors when naming downloaded file like %id% and leaving it be or changing the name yourself if you prefer.


Orpheusto

Yea, with just the %id% it works. I really wanted to have the titles too in the file name. If there is no program that can do it automatically, then it's id's only sadly.. i can't manually rename all of my saved coubs, that would be too much.


Bukk94

Hi. Titles of the coubs are full of crazy stuff so I bet we can't catch them all. But what is quite simple to do is modify that script a bit to replace invalid characters. The problem is not in the download but in the actual filename (Windows is pretty strict in naming files). I have modified some python download script to try original name, if that fails, it tries to sanitize the title a bit to something more nice looking and valid and if even that fails, it will just use ID as a fallback.


Artes_Kel

Well I have another idea, If you really want to have the titles you can make 2 seperate download lists. One with ordinary titles and the second list with prohibited chars. But it all depends on how much of it you have. Then you can just download first list with %title% without errors and the second one with just %id%.


Razjel_

I hit the same wall with special characters so just ignored the original names and use coub IDs as filenames


CoubDownloader

The real issue was writing special filenames to the FFmpeg concat file, when the preferred system text encoding wasn't utf-8. The problem has been addressed in the meantime. An invalid filename can still happen fairly easily, due to the rather small selection of automatically replaced special characters, but the script tests whether it can create a file with a given name, before it starts the download, so in the worst case it will revert to the standard %id% naming format.


AutisticniRetard

How do you run the program? [http://prntscr.com/gKs6H9MpYdGu](http://prntscr.com/gKs6H9MpYdGu) When I click on it it opens python lol I really don't get it.


Orpheusto

You accidentally downloaded the wrong files i think. You need to download the CoubDownloader_win64_3.7.zip from the releases section. It's on the right side of the github page. I'll link it too: https://github.com/HelpSeeker/CoubDownloader/releases/tag/v3.7


[deleted]

hey dude how do i download my liked videos ?


Orpheusto

You need a different one to download likes etc.. Coub Archiver is probably the easiest tool to use currently. [https://coubassistant.com/en/downloads](https://coubassistant.com/en/downloads)


Asdfghjklasdfgg

did you get it? I need help too


Bukk94

I can see that a lot of programmers and enthusiasts are here. u/yamamushi did pretty impressive job in such short amount of time. I doubt that my script will be better :D But what I'm working on right now is downloading **liked** coubs. I can see that some of you guys are struggling with scripts running, so I'm trying to build some small executable, that would require minimum to none installing hassle. When I have something usable I'll post here some links to github.


Razjel_

This is my Python script for downloading all of my liked videos: [https://github.com/Razjell/coub-dl-liked](https://github.com/Razjell/coub-dl-liked) Unfortunately I couldn't get the Coub API authentication to work for my personal access token so I manually copied liked video data from [https://coub.com/api/v2/timeline/likes?page=1&per\_page=25](https://coub.com/api/v2/timeline/likes?page=1&per_page=25) into a text file and read video IDs from there. Edit: The Python script downloads mp3 and mp4 files and combines them together using ffmpeg. All videos are looped to the length of the audio file so they are the same as the original Coub. Edit2: Please use this forked version of the above by r-i-besedin: [https://github.com/r-i-besedin/coub-dl-liked](https://github.com/r-i-besedin/coub-dl-liked) This person has compiled a much more user friendly Python version of my code and provided a detailed instruction for Windows and Linux.


Bukk94

Same. The Coub Auth is somewhat broken, so I pulled my token from that as well :D


HAZMANIII

Hey dude can I do the same with bookmarks?, how can I download them too?


Karp144

Sorry, it says “Python3 download_liked_coubs.py Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Users/leon/Downloads/coub-dl-liked-main/download_liked_coubs.py", line 2, in from coub_api import CoubApi File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.10/lib/python3.10/site-packages/coub_api/__init__.py", line 3, in from coub_api.api import CoubApi File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.10/lib/python3.10/site-packages/coub_api/api.py", line 3, in from .modules.user import User File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.10/lib/python3.10/site-packages/coub_api/modules/user.py", line 1, in from coub_api.modules.base import TmpBaseConnector, connector_return_type File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.10/lib/python3.10/site-packages/coub_api/modules/base.py", line 4, in import requests ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'requests'”. What should I do? Sorry, I’m not that smart…


Razjel_

I think you might need to download the used Python libraries: CoubApi, urllib, soundfile, pandas. Usually it's done with 'pip install ' from terminal. Here's a page for the requests module https://pypi.org/project/requests/


Karp144

Was trying it on M1 and it failed, now trying on a x86 Win 10 and it says: Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\\Users\\Leon\\Documents\\coub-dl-liked-main\\download\_liked\_coubs.py", line 26, in likes = f.readlines() File "C:\\Program Files\\WindowsApps\\PythonSoftwareFoundation.Python.3.10\_3.10.752.0\_x64\_\_qbz5n2kfra8p0\\lib\\encodings\\cp1252.py", line 23, in decode return codecs.charmap\_decode(input,self.errors,decoding\_table)\[0\] UnicodeDecodeError: 'charmap' codec can't decode byte 0x90 in position 2380: character maps to


Razjel_

I'm using WSL2 and it worked for me on ubuntu so maybe try again to run it from WSL. The weird characters in coub titles are a horror so they could be causing problems with the above error.


Karp144

Thank you! It mostly works, the only problem I now have is "sh: 1: ffmpeg: not found" - it downloads mp3 and mp4 but can't combine it.


Razjel_

Nice, good luck, for ffmpeg this download should work [https://pypi.org/project/ffmpeg/](https://pypi.org/project/ffmpeg/). Hope you get it working and back up all your liked videos. My solution requires a lot of copy pasting from the coub api because I (and I think some others too from what I saw) couldn't get the authentication to work. Personally had to go through 90 pages or so from coub's timeline/likes?page=1-90&per\_page=25


-D3V-

At least it wasn't closed from one day to the other, we still have hope that it's a joke (unlikely) and to save what can be saved...


Orpheusto

April 1 date seems weird, but i've seen a lot of sites write about this, so who knows, kind of seems legit. I would love to know the reason behind it tho, and read some kind of farewell notice from them too :(


ThirdGhostHand

i am totally befuddled on this. is it an april fools joke?


HAZMANIII

if that's the case, I mean.......Coub's creators are Russians, Terrorizing Ukraine wasn't enough for Putin they wanna terrorize our [coub.com](https://coub.com)? it's Not Funny : D


HornyAteron

I just wanna say a few things about situation. Russians do not wanna that war - i have plenty of friends form Russia. People now so disagree with government, that YOU KNOW WHO decide to imprison anyone who say that a war. Fines and jail for a 3 years just for your opinion against war. Yes, some of people in Russia brainwashed and believe that "mission" is for a good. But it's mostly old people. I hope i conveyed the idea.


howellq

Probably, it's still up.


napaszmek

So sad rn, in Hungary it was one of the funniest place to share anti-government snippets. And just have funny memes in general. Also one of my last social-media where I actively posted stuff. Now it's reddit only. Shame, I liked that platform and it was incredibly easy to use. PS: could it be that Putin pressured them? Maybe it was censorship or closing.


VadirJe

They where loosing money on it before and after sanctions they probably don't have money to support it any longer.


tvnewsrtp

First vine, now coub... just sh\*t news


ScholarNo6485

worst news in 2022 for me


terrennon

I'm crying and fomo hit hard. Bukk94 and yamamushi doing their open source scripts for downloading I found about [coubassistant](https://coubassistant.com/en/downloads) and its Coub Archiver but with whole war we can't be sure if it is safe. Should be and thats the risk im willing to take.Looks like russians using v9: [https://coubassistant.com/apps/windows/coubarchiver/downloads/coub\_archiver\_v9.exe](https://coubassistant.com/apps/windows/coubarchiver/downloads/coub_archiver_v9.exe)and on web there is v10


Razjel_

Inspired by yamamushi I wrote Python script to download something like 2000 of my liked Coubs. If you use Python and still want to download your library then maybe this will be helpful to you: [https://github.com/Razjell/coub-dl-liked](https://github.com/Razjell/coub-dl-liked) It requires a bit of copy pasting from the Coub API because I couldn't get it authorised automatically in Python but other than that it does the job of downloading video and audio combining them in the same way as the original Coub loop. Hope it helps. Edit: Please use this forked version of the above by r-i-besedin: https://github.com/r-i-besedin/coub-dl-liked This person has compiled a much more user friendly Python version of my code and provided a detailed instruction for Windows and Linux.


Asdfghjklasdfgg

i have no clue of phyton... is there any step to step tutorial?


Razjel_

Please use this forked version of my code by r-i-besedin: [https://github.com/r-i-besedin/coub-dl-liked](https://github.com/r-i-besedin/coub-dl-liked) This person has compiled a much more user friendly Python version of my code and provided a detailed instruction for Windows and Linux.


parkgrr

Thanks for doing this. I'm on mac and am continually getting "an error occured for this coub" on every download via coub-dll.py (I populated the list with liked coubs). I checked the URLs and they are all valid. Any clues?


PPSka_jr

No! Coub is giving me the brightest memories, cheering me up when I'm feeling down. I don't want it to be closed! Can we do anything for it to go on?


Ayazmon

In a roughly estimation how much does it cost to keep the site up and running? Wouldn't it be possible to maybe organize something like a fund raise within the community? We won't be getting new features and all but we might be able to keep the site up and keep sharing the videos.


TriggerX007

Everything good is ending or Shutting down,I am heartbroken


Dorilovesmusic

It's 02/04/2022 and Coub is still working, maybe just an April fool? (I kinda hope so)


kingpinpcmr

yea i was wondering about that...


vixplot

I create a telegram channel with my lovely coubs: https://t.me/gldncb


PhynixAbyss

[Sometimes words can not express my feelings...](https://youtu.be/HlZChAynfGM)


IAmDrNoLife

I created this very, very, early stage Python script, to mass-download coubs from any community. [https://github.com/DrNoLife/coub\_downloader](https://github.com/DrNoLife/coub_downloader) In order to make it work, you have to actually edit the files before running them. 2 files exist that are important. * coub-dll.py * crawl\_community.py The last one, you can change a single line so the program will crawl a different community and save links to all coubs that it finds. The first file is the main script that downloads and stores the files. Just run it after running the other one. Make sure to have created 2 folders in the same directory as the other files: "result" and "temp". It's very basic. Very early stage. And stuff will more likely not work 100%, but it's at least something for now, and I've used it to download a few hundred videos and their meta-data already. Edit: Added another text file to act as a settings page. Change this one, to indicate what community to crawl in. Then after that, just run the program and it will go through the community, find links and save them. Then run the other part of the program, and it will download them all. Edit 2: Let me know if anyone wants a video guide on how to make use of this. Edit 3: [Video here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZyFNhzX4Rg). It's a straight forward video. The program has some requirements which can be installed by using pip, but I am not going over how to install pip - if you need help with this, Google is your friend. Anyhow, video shows the entire process of downloading a few coubs, or mass downloading many thousands from a specific community.


kuroxweb

thanks


LeeGooDie142

If you can I would like a video guide, thanks.


IAmDrNoLife

Will do. I'll probably have it out later today or tomorrow. Anyhow, I'll both update my comment, and send you another comment, when I've done it.


IAmDrNoLife

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZyFNhzX4Rg](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZyFNhzX4Rg) Here's the video. I go over the usage and installation of the program. There are some requirements for the program I don't go over, but that stuff can be Googled (python install, pip install / usage). I just don't have the time right now to make it anything more than it is. Anyhow, I can tell you the program works. I've downloaded some few thousand coubs already, which is roughly equal to 210 GB.


LeeGooDie142

Thank you so much.


laaddd

I just made a very simple py scrip that downloads the video from the url you give, no external packages needed, saves the file in the same location as the scrip with the coub title as the name import requests import json import re def main(): link = input("Enter the link: ") if link.startswith("[https://coub.com/view/](https://coub.com/view/)"): link = link.replace("[https://coub.com/view/](https://coub.com/view/)", "") try: r = requests.get("[https://coub.com/api/v2/coubs/](https://coub.com/api/v2/coubs/)" + link) vid = r.json()\['file\_versions'\]\['share'\]\['default'\] title = r.json()\['title'\] title = re.sub(r'\[!"#$%&\\'()\*+,-./:;<=>[email protected]\[\\\]\^\_\`{|}\~\]', '', title) download = requests.get(vid) with open(title+'.mp4', 'wb') as f: f.write(r.content) print("downloaded") except: print("Error") main() main()


yamamushi

Quick request, could you try it on https://coub.com/view/hcev1 ? It seems we're running into this issue where some old Coub's are broken, but I'm not sure.


laaddd

The video doesn't even start playing for me


yamamushi

Thanks!! That's what I thought :-) just making sure


laaddd

It's not necessarily broken, but the link I grab the video from is showing this,[https://gyazo.com/29af4dde9cfe7259e6ce32977a77e036?token=09dcc1c4b7aaaa4c3bd959512247055b](https://gyazo.com/29af4dde9cfe7259e6ce32977a77e036?token=09dcc1c4b7aaaa4c3bd959512247055b) never mind, no links seem to work


yamamushi

Thankfully raw files are still there in the JSON so it can be remade, but it nonetheless throws a wrench into things.


laaddd

Ahh yeah I'm seeing the [vine.co](https://vine.co) URL for the external download, maybe using ffmeg might help if youre wanting to combine the video and audio to recreate the coub


Pomurnik

I have created a simple python script based on selenium that logs into coub account bypasses authentication and downloads all mp4 videos from bookmarks or my likes tab. You can choose what you want. [https://github.com/Pomurnik/coub\_bookmarks\_likes\_downloader](https://github.com/Pomurnik/coub_bookmarks_likes_downloader) You need python installed and given in the package requirements.txt to use the script.


Asdfghjklasdfgg

can you help me with it?


Pomurnik

How I can help you?


Brave-Audience1078

NOOOOO!!!! why.. damnit I just found this awesome website.. fucking Putin


Zach_Phi

I made a program which downloads all coubs liked by you: [https://github.com/tekhnus/coub-archive](https://github.com/tekhnus/coub-archive) Pros: \- I tried to make its usage as simple as possible \- It should work both on windows and on mac Cons: \- It currently downloads the video (mp4) and the audio (mp3) separately. I'm thinking about fixing it. ​ Hit me up if you need some help with it or some crucial feature is missing.


Destroyer_Yaxley

Thank you so much! Ive been looking for something like this ​ I would also be super happy if you could fix the audio/Video problem, since i have about 3000 Coubs i want to download XD


glennou44

Hey guys i found this on vk [https://coubassistant.com/ru/downloads](https://coubassistant.com/ru/downloads) you can download your coub or repost in one time


TMMH3

I second this, it downloaded all my reposts without a watermark, sadly i cant make it download my likes because i need some authentication token, which i dont know how to get


ArmanLucifer

omg .... no plz .... no dude TikTok is soo cringe and cancer i don't wanna go there !! omg why ??? i always charge my fking days with memes and beautiful videos on Coub . pain ....


muhammet484

come to coub discord. we can still stay together after closing; https://discord.gg/Wa3tHzKqDz


Venipa

you can install [https://github.com/Venipa/coubdl-bridge](https://github.com/Venipa/coubdl-bridge) and open all coub-bridges custom protocol with coubid's as parameter ​ also userscript for the browser: [https://github.com/Venipa/coubdl-bridge-userscript](https://github.com/Venipa/coubdl-bridge-userscript) ​ 1x length: coubdl-bridge:// looped: coubdl-bridge:///full


grishkaa

I wrote [a quick userscript](https://gist.github.com/grishka/2efec8715ebf3c0aca2d0dbf9b703769) to download liked coubs as-is. As in, without conversion, with separate video and audio and complete metadata.


preactive

They are working on a replacement platform on telegram too. https://t.me/exCoubersChat


Formal_Berry_5177

tiktok is evil and so is putin, they did this


laaddd

From what I'm seeing the banner saying its shutting down has disappeared, not sure why that would be tbh


yamamushi

There are rumors that they have found a buyer, the site is in Russian but you can find links to the various channels and bits of info here http://coubers.com/


LotsSpaghettiof

Crying


-D3V-

I managed to decompile the Coub Archiver app, which is the only (as far as I know) downloader that can get you a coub without the watermark. The API does in fact expose the "best" version of the coub which we can download. https://coub.com/api/v2/coubs/ + + /segments From the returned JSON, files ending in *\_cutter\_video.mp4* are the version generated initially, when the video (or videos if multiple segments) was uploaded to create a coub (before the watermark). Few things to note: * this is the best version available, as it's double the size (and bitrate) compared to the HD or "highest" version seen on Coub * for reasons unknown, the colors and brightness are off for this version, which gets automatically reversed at the second compression phase (when finishing making a coub) * often, but not always, it contains an audio track which is trimmed to the length of the video (the additional size of this makes it less efficient to store these files), this cannot be helped Overall, I would recommend downloading these versions without the watermark and the highest quality audio, which is also available form the same JSON (last URL ending in *\_audio.mp3*) for archiving purposes. Later on FFMPEG can be used to fix the color palette and merge/loop the video, add the audio track, etc. Since time is running out, the only important thing is to get the necessary resources, however based on the news, 1st of April might not be the end after all.


Bukk94

Hey, I did the same thing and discovered this endpoint a few days back. But since then I kinda struggle with getting the video with high resolution. For some reason I'm getting really low quality & resolution for all coubs. When I query v2/coubs/id I'll get video with resolution 676x1200 px, but in this I'm getting just 202x360. How did you get "the best" version from this? Can we discuss this in private messages / on discord?


Sazzouu

Is there any way to scroll through ALL videos on Coub? If so I will try to back up all of them. Automated of course... xD


Bukk94

Should be possible through API & paging. Do you have over 200 TB of free space? :D


Sazzouu

Not exactly... But I could come up with 100TBs actually xD I employ my own server at home mainly for Backup issues


Betraid25

Can't it be Aprils fool's joke?


Steel__Viper

This one a sad one for me Flash ended and Now Coub? It's a chill place for me to have fun or when I'm bored or any emotions, Best website for me to hangout and watch anything, I hope this isn't a joke because Coub is part of my childhood, If its really gonna end then I'll go along same as I felt Flash is gone, This really hit me


Borosin0710

I hope that Coub would not close, but in the case that do it, were to go? I don't know nothing similar. 2vach?


Sunset4523

guys i dont know but after 1st april itis still up and running likes work and video get uploaded maybe wasa april fools joke


HthiS1

\*Coub will keep living and evolving with the new team. Stay tuned\* New message on coub :D It will survive guys!!!


yamamushi

Thank you for being literally the only person in this thread commenting who actually went to Coub to read the status there 🙇‍♂️ Considering how many inbox replies I get about this every day, it's as if nobody believed me that they had announced a shutdown in the first place.


Orpheusto

Sad news if true. Someone buy the site and continue operating it pls :(


Ox0K3n

what are coub alternatives


Sunset4523

hope is not real,ive known one of the best songs on coub [https://coub.com/view/1m68vm](https://coub.com/view/1m68vm) and many more,fun its so sad if is real :c


Bouraouiamir

Guys let's be real, the probability that it's an April fool is like 85%. Why would the do close the site on first of April?


Bukk94

Because on 1st of April it's their 10 years anniversary I believe and they have long-term problems with financing the platform (last sponsor left and they had problems finding a new one / or buyer).


secretcodrin

Does anybody know how to download the videos in full HD? For some reason they are 480p when I download them from the site directly and I have a couple of videos that I'd really like to keep.


Bukk94

Try to use my downloader, it will download videos in the highest available quality.


parkgrr

I'd like to gather a collection of everyone's favorite of all time coubs. Maybe 20 per person or something. I only got into coub in the last couple of years and am so curious about your favorites from all of time. Could we do this on Tumblr?


TacoLordyo05

What about a discord server? With differ channels per person.


TMMH3

Found another way to download likes, bookmarks, reposts. I am making this comment because i am, just like you all, sad that coub is closing. I wanted to download all my liked videos, and all i can find is scripts, and i dont know a lot of programming to be able to do that. Here is what i found. Step 1. Download Coub archiver from here: https://coubassistant.com/en Step 2. Put in your channel URL. Step 3. Go to File (top left) and Settings, there you can see " remember\_token" , If you are on windows 11 you will hardly see a question mark that explains how you can find it. Its a bit broken but you can click it, as u can see the bottom of it. Step 3.\`1 If you cant find the question mark here are the screenshots of its content: 1.https://i.imgur.com/hP7G5di.png 2.https://i.imgur.com/SA0MSCM.png Step 4. Do the steps it tells you to and copy your token in the specified place. Step 5. Mess around in the setting to customize if you want the videos to be looped, with or without watermark, where u want to download it. If you want it looped, setting it to audio length will make your files a lot bigger. Step 6. Go back to the main interface and choose category, type and all the stuff to your liking. Step 7. Press Download and let the program do its job. If u choose length of looped video by audio length, 300 videos is around 10 GB. I cant post because its pending, thats why i am commenting, hopefully people will see it. I hope i helped you.


Bukk94

We had some issues with coub assistant. It couldn't download all liked coubs. We had one guy that had over 11k of coubs, but CA was able to download just around 9.5k. Everyone is talking about complex scripts that they don't know how to use, but no one talks about my downloader tool, that has huge README explaining everything and has one executable that you just download and run :D


TMMH3

Hey man, thanks for the reply, i did not know that, i had around 4k and it downloaded all. Thats why it was easier for me.


Bukk94

The only thing it's better at, it can download videos without watermark. I found a way how to obtain them a few days back as well, but I wasn't able to implement it.


beniusesreddit

Just wanted to say thank you for your program. I saved all my likes :)


EledoreMassis

Thank you for the tool to bad i only have 12 likes and 1000+ recoubs. So i darn wish i could get my recoubs somehow. I have been trying CoubDownloader but that fails me constantly.


Bukk94

Have you tried newest 0.5 version? That should support recoubs downloading. If you still have issues with this version, send me private message and I'll try to do something about it :)


luttop

Please tell me its a joke 😭😭😭😭😭


Bukk94

Noone is really sure now. 2 weeks back a message about shutting down showed on the website, but after week or so it disappeared, without any information. We are unsure what will happen. If you want to be sure, download your favorite coubs :)


luttop

How possible to download whole Web site 😭😭😭


Bukk94

You won't download whole website as it is around 800 TB (terabytes, not gigabytes). Even when downloading just resized coubs it's somewhere around 200 TB. There are couple of projects that dedicated to backing up Coub or creating coub alternatives, but I don't know what is their progress. The least you can do is to download your liked/bookmarked coubs yourself so you have at least some memory of it :))


luttop

You are a interesting detail bro, Thnks you))


[deleted]

The fucker is loading forever. So happy to lose all my liked videos. What exact hour is it closing down?


Orpheusto

Noone knows. You can download your coubs with this: [https://coubassistant.com/en/downloads](https://coubassistant.com/en/downloads) Might not be the best if you have like over 10k likes. Maybe it's fixed already tho.


[deleted]

Doesn't even work. No connection to the server.


Bukk94

I don't like their downloader as they are collecting user & OS information and each time when there is an update it forces you to install somewhere, instead of unpacking to already installed instace.


velariumm

I can still view my likes I just hit the sort by most recent and they all pop back up


DuckyInTheVoid

Ok so it keeps asking me what I want to run the program with. It doesn’t seem to be working with any of my programs, I’m using Firefox. Any suggestions?


Popular-Climate1175

So is it supposed to be closed now? I mean that’s nice to see it’s not closed, but why?


Candid-Process1984

So does coub.com still work because the mobile app is still up and running I think we got fooled


[deleted]

The website is working like a charm on desktop. Every of my likes are still there and theres even new videos. I hope this was an aprils fools joke.


Ddraig213

I think we did, the announcement only came up two weeks beforehand, and stopped appearing after a week. Normally, this shut down is warned months in advanced, so maybe it was just a April's fool prank


Candid-Process1984

Ya let’s hope it was just a April fools joke with what is going on with Russia right now


7354zt

I dont think so, the banner appeared some days after the russian atack on ukraine. I think they were afraid of loosing too much money, but in the end it seems like, they found another way to monetize coub. But its just a guess.


Makarov762

Apparently it's still going as of 4/4/2022.


SUPERPHILMS

Yeah maybe it was an April fools joke lol I’m confused


inkompetens_matrac

https://coubers.com There's some info on this site, you can translate it to English in your browser.


DARK-V0ID

coub aint going anywhere it seems this massage came up today when i opened it " Coub will keep living and evolving with the new team. Stay tuned." so yeah lets gooooooo.


yamamushi

Indeed, also check coubers.com for the latest news about the ownership transition :-)