Saturday, May 22, 2010

How to download Apple trailers with wget

Did you ever try to download a trailer from It doesn't work. Apple is trying to limit downloads to the iTunes application. Here's how you can change your user agent so the download works with wget.

Choose a trailer to download. For example the movie The Scientist produces the link

To get the correct URL you have to add the letter 'h' before the resolution. In our example the correct URL will look like this:

Now you can use wget with the parameter -U QuickTime/7.6.4:

wget -U QuickTime/7.6.4

Have fun watching the trailers.


  1. Amazing! That's informative post. I just tried to download Apple trailers with wget and it worked fine for me. All credits goes to you. Thanks a ton!
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  2. You may also try this method from

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