Install pyLoad Raspberry Pi for Download Management

raspberry-pi-pyloadpyLoad is a tool used for downloading files from online storage lockers. These storage sites are usually plagued with nags like waiting for bandwidth restrictions to expire or slow downloading speeds. pyLoad will automatically download lists of files that you add from the storage lockers. pyLoad can be useful for very rare content that simply can’t be found anywhere else. It does not work with all online storage sites, in my tests Google drive and Mediafire both didn’t work. I tested this guide on the Raspberry Pi 2 but it should work on any Debian/Ubuntu based system like the Banana Pi, Orange Pi, Cubieboard, ODROID and other devices.

If you are trying to figure out which hardware would work best for you, consider reading the Pi benchmarks.

Updated November 2015 to include new github link to replace old broken link.

Updated December 2015 to autofind newest version

Updated January 2016 to use Rhino instead of Spidermonkey (thanks to this post)

Pi Unit
Processor
RAM
RAM Bus
Network
WiFi
USB
SATA
Cost
Raspberry Pi 3
1.2 GHz ARMv8
Quad Core
1 GB DDR2
450 MHz
100 Mbit
Yes
4
No
$35
Raspberry Pi 2
900 MHz ARMv7
Quad Core
1 GB DDR2
450 MHz
100 Mbit
No
4
No
$35.00
Raspberry Pi
700 MHz ARMv6
Single Core
512 MB SDRAM
400 MHz
100 Mbit
No
4
No
$25
Banana Pi
1 GHz ARMv7
Dual Core
1 GB DDR3
432 MHz
Gigabit
No
2
Yes
$36.99
Banana Pi Pro
1 GHz ARMv7
Dual Core
1 GB DDR3
432 MHz
Gigabit
Yes
2
Yes
$45.00

Install pyLoad Raspberry Pi

Update your repositories

sudo apt-get update

Install the pyLoad dependencies

sudo apt-get install python-support python-crypto python-pycurl tesseract-ocr tesseract-ocr-eng python-imaging -y

Download the latest pyLoad

PYLOADVER=$(wget -q https://github.com/pyload/pyload/releases -O -  | grep -E \/tag\/ | awk -F "[\/\"]" 'NR==1 {print $7}')
PYLOADVERDEB=$(wget -q https://github.com/pyload/pyload/releases -O -  | grep -E pyload-cli.+all.deb | awk -F "[\/\"]" 'NR==1 {print $8}')
wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/pyload/pyload/releases/download/$PYLOADVER/$PYLOADVERDEB

Install the pyLoad package with the dpkg command

sudo dpkg -i pyload*

You can now remove the pyLoad installation package

rm pyload*.deb

Optionally you can install OpenSSL packages for which you will need pip and the python development tools

sudo apt-get install python-pip python-dev -y

Install openssl if you want to connect to the pyLoad web interface by SSL

sudo pip install pyopenssl

If you plan to download from storage sites that have click n load you will have to install a javascript engine.

Install Rhino JS Engine with this command

sudo apt-get install rhino -y

Now run pyLoad to start setting things up

pyLoadCore -s

You can restart the pyLoad service with this command

sudo service pyload restart

pyLoad runs on port 8000 or 7227 by default

Change pyLoad startup script to autostart on boot

sudo update-rc.d pyload defaults

If you ever want to remove pyLoad you can do so with this command

sudo dpkg -r pyload-cli

You have now installed pyLoad on the Raspberry Pi for easy download management from online storage lockers.