Disclaimer: Pirating videos is not only bad, it’s illegal. As a result, you should never run the commands below. This is an educational blog post, and I’m educating you guys on exactly what you shouldn’t do.
You’ll need a few applications on your computer, such as VLC and Homebrew.
brew cask install vlc brew install python transmission-cli watch pip install pirate-get
apt install transmission-cli transmission-daemon watch pip install pirate-get
This will install the required programs that you need to use this software.
vlcwill play the movies
python3will run the pirating web-scraper
transmission-remotewill handle the p2p transfer of data
watchwill show the file downloading
Warning: Make sure that after you’ve completed these commands, you actually launch the daemon for
transmission. To do this, type the following. If you don’t, you’ll get an error message
Transmission is not running.
brew services start transmission-cli
Searching for a video
To search for the movie you aren’t supposed to be pirating, use the
pirate-get program with the
Download videos from the TV-Show Seinfeld
pirate-get -t 'seinfeld'
After this page loads, you will see various options to choose from. Simply type the
LINK index you want to download, and press enter. If you want multiple files, you can download all of them by separating each link number with a space, e.g.
0 2 16 would download link #0, link #2, and link #16
View a real-time status of all transmission files
watch -n 0.1 'transmission-remote -l'
Tip: You can close this window by pressing [⌃ C] (or [⌘ .] on Mac OS)
vlc -f ~/Downloads/the_downloaded_file_name
# list all torrent files transmission-remote -l # remove and delete torrent ID 2 transmission-remote -t 2 -rad
Starting and Stopping the Daemon
- Starting the daemon
Configurations are stored at
~/.config/transmission-daemon, you can write the following command to dump an initial config file to that location:
transmission-daemon --dump-settings &> ~/.config/transmission-daemon
Warning: Be careful that you don’t also have a
transmission-daemon will prefer these settings over those in
Specifying a Custom Configuration File Directory
# Have transmission read the config file from ~/dot/transmission/settings.json transmission-daemon --config-dir ~/dot/transmission