Movgrab - downloads videos from many video sites
movgrab is a downloader for all those pesky sites that insist you use a big fat browser that runs flash in order to see their content. It’s a command-line app written in straight C.
With support for ~50 video sites, Movgrab also offers a handy ‘generic’ option which will attempt to download video embedded in any web page. It can also be used with, e.g., mplayer to stream video.
My favorite line, when I also found youtube-dl was this line:
"It should compile on all posix unix systems, I think (although I’m a bit worried about the whole little-endian/big-endian thing).”