TEDTalks Downloader, which downloads all videos from TEDTalks, is now available:
To use it, you will need a POSIX shell and wget or curl. If you are using Ubuntu or Mac OS X, you already meet the requirements. If you are using Windows, you will need to get a POSIX shell such as MSYS and wget for Windows.
To run TEDTalks Downloader, make sure the script is executable (
chmod u+x tedtalks_downloader.sh should do it) and then run
./tedtalks_downloader.sh, preferably in an empty directory. The script will then download the TEDTalks feed, create a
videos directory, and start downloading videos to it.
If TEDTalks Downloader is interrupted while running, you can run it again from the same place and it will automatically start where it left off. Also, if there are more TEDTalks available, running TEDTalks Downloader again will download the new talks without re-downloading all the other talks.
This tool was made in response to a request on my TEDTalks download script and MythTV metadata article. You can find more information about getting TEDTalks data in MythTV from there.
If you have any comments or questions about TEDTalks Downloader, please let me know by posting a comment to this article or contacting me directly.