Downloading Tech Ed Australia Content

So its Tech Ed time again, this time Tech Ed Australia held on the Gold Coast. Over the past couple of days the team have been encoding and uploading the session videos and slides. You can access much of this information from Tech Ed Online, but as per my previous post Downloading Tech Ed Content, I have put together a couple of scripts to save you having to right click the file types you want to download (video / PowerPoint slides) and ‘Save Target As’. There are two scripts you will need, the first is a downloader script which takes a single parameter to indicate the file type you want to download. These include WMV, WMVHIGH, MP4 and PPTX. The second script is a renamer which also takes the same parameter as the downloader and this will rename the files from the session id to the session title (e.g. ‘DEV362.wmv’ becomes ‘Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server(DEV362).wmv’). The scripts are called ‘TechEdRenamer.txt’ and ‘TechEdDownloader.txt’ and can be downloaded from from my SkyDrive. Simply rename to .bat files and follow the instructions in the previous post regarding getting curl etc.

Note: At the time of posting, not all of the sessions were yet available, but if you check back over the next couple of days you should see them all appear.


Downloading Tech Ed Content

Last Week Tech Ed North America was held in New Orleans and if like me you were not able to attend, you can view most of the sessions and get access to most of the slide decks through Microsoft Tech Ed Online.  Rather than right click and save each of the sessions and slides you can download all of the content using the following method: (Note: Thanks to Scott Dorman and his PDC09 download script and instructions).

  1. Get the latest build of curl and extract into a folder.
  2. Download the script TechEdDownloader-Dev and extract the .bat file into the same folder as above.
  3. Run the downloader batch file from a command prompt. This takes a single parameter which indicates the file you want to download. This can be:
    1. WMVHIGH
    2. WMV
    3. MP4
    4. PPTX
  4. Download TechEdRenamer-Dev and extract the .bat file to the same folder as the downloaded content.
  5. Run the renamer batch file from a command prompt to rename the files to the session title. This batch file also accepts a single parameter as above.

Note the downloader and renamer are currently just for the Developer Tools, Languages & Frameworks stream. Check back for downloader and renamer batch files for the other streams.