TED (Technology Entertainment & Design) is a global set of conferences devoted to spreading ideas that address a wide range of topics. Various influential personalities have addressed the conference from time to time including Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Salman Khan, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, just to name a few. Due to this, the conference has attracted a large set of fandom and followers. Last year, we covered TED Grabber, an open source application that generates links for every TED video that can then be downloaded with any download manager, and supports downloading of subtitles in any language. If you found the download procedure a bit complicated and were looking for rather an easier solution then give TED Downloader a shot. It is another open source application aimed at simplifying the process of downloading videos from TED. Instead of grabbing each video individually, the application enables you to batch download all videos available on the TED website at once, in Low, Regular or High quality. Check out how TED Downloader works after the jump.
If you absolutely entice simple applications then you will give TED Downloader a warm welcome. The interface has Video Quality settings at the top, Download Folder, Update Links, Get Ted Talks and Export the Links in center, and Video List at the bottom. To download TED Talks (as the videos are named), choose a download folder, select the aforementioned quality of videos and click Update Links. All the available videos will be listed in the Video List. Mark the videos that you want to download or select all, and click Get Ted Talks button in the center to start the download process. Even though the download process is pretty fast, it may also depend on your internet speed. Export the Links saves all the download links in a TXT file inside the specified download folder. There is also a “P” button in the top right corner, which can be used to edit proxy settings, should you need to.
TED Downloader is attractive solution to easily download TED videos. If you are devoted follower of TED, then you will love this application. It is a portable application, which makes it easier to use it on the go. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions are supported. Testing was carried out on Windows 7 Ultimate. Use the link below to grab it.