PowerShell Script to download all DotNet Conference 2014 Videos & Slides

DotNet conference was held in June 2014, I was downloading the videos and slides, downloading one by one takes too much time so I decided to share write powershell script which will download all available videos in DotNet Conference and will also download slides. I have uploaded script file in Technet Gallery and you can download it from this link.

Dot NET Conference 2014 downloads

Dot NET Conference 2014 downloads

The attached script has the following key features

  • Downloads all the DotNet 2013 Conference Sessions and Slides
  • Makes sure no errors come up due to Illegal File names.
  • If you stop the script and restart in the middle, it will start where it left off and not from beginning.

In this script i have added High MP4 videos to download which are larger in size and to download small size videos, you just need to change the variable values in the attached file.

# SharePoint Conference 2014 Videos 
$a = ([xml]$rss.downloadstring("http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2014/RSS/mp4high"))  
$b = ([xml]$rss.downloadstring("http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2014/RSS/slides"))  

#other qualities for the videos only. Choose the one you want! 
# $a = ([xml]$rss.downloadstring("http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2014/RSS/mp4"))  
#$a = ([xml]$rss.downloadstring("http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2014/RSS/mp3"))

Just add # sign before variable $a, as shown in above code (it will add it as comment) and then remove the # sign from any of the commented code. Just shown below.

# SharePoint Conference 2014 Videos 
# $a = ([xml]$rss.downloadstring("http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2014/RSS/mp4high"))  
$b = ([xml]$rss.downloadstring("http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2014/RSS/slides"))  

#other qualities for the videos only. Choose the one you want! 
 $a = ([xml]$rss.downloadstring("http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2014/RSS/mp4"))  
#$a = ([xml]$rss.downloadstring("http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2014/RSS/mp3"))

Now run the script, and you will be able to download all videos & slides for DotNet 2014 Conference. You can download script from from Technet Gallery.

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Adnan Amin
Adnan is an active SharePoint MVP and having over 11 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint Server, office 365, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI, Adnan is currently working as SharePoint Architect at FMT Consultants. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past seven years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in United States and Gulf region, which include OOB and customized solutions. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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