My university, the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam/Germany, has an extensive online repository of recorded lecture videos at http://tele-task.de/. Sadly the website is not an engineering highlight. Thus most people just want to fetch the video assets and consume them in other ways. Boom, this script should help you. It's a ruby script. I used ruby 2.0 for development, but it should also run with ruby 1.9.x. Packet management is done via bundler.