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The Ultimate Script to download Project Conference 2014 Videos, slides and descriptions!

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After posting the highly popular SharePoint Conference 2014 script to download the videos and slides,  I decided to do the same thing for Project Server for people interested!

  • This is what the script does:
  • Downloads all the Project Conference 2014 Sessions and Slides
  • Groups them by folders
  • 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.
  • Downloads the description of the session.

At the end, it will look something like this:

And inside every folder (provided slides have been added by Channel9) you will have both the .mp4 and the .pptx!

And the total size:

Here is a preview of the script (if you wanna look trough it real fast) , but DO NOT COPY PASTE IT FROM UNDER HERE (Added a couple of colors so I am sure you read it J), the WordPress plugin messed up some syntax. Instead OPEN IT HERE:  http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/PowerShell-Script-to-all-a0b94874 

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Tweet: The Best Script to download all #Project Conference 2014 videos, slides & description http://wp.me/p3utgI-2qF by @vladcatrinescu #MSProject

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# Originally published at https://gist.github.com/nzthiago/5736907
# I Customized it for SPC14 with slides
# If you like it, leave me a comment
# If you don't like it, complain to Github. :)

[Environment]::CurrentDirectory=(Get-Location -PSProvider FileSystem).ProviderPath
$rss = (new-object net.webclient)

# Grab the RSS feed for the MP4 downloads

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

#Preferably enter something not too long to not have filename problems! cut and paste them afterwards
$downloadlocation = "C:\Project2014"

if (-not (Test-Path $downloadlocation)) {
Write-Host "Folder $fpath dosen't exist. Creating it..."
New-Item $downloadlocation -type directory
}
set-location $downloadlocation

&nbsp;

#Download all the slides
$b.rss.channel.item | foreach{
$code = $_.comments.split("/") | select -last 1

# Grab the URL for the PPTX file
$urlpptx = New-Object System.Uri($_.enclosure.url)
$filepptx = $code + "-" + $_.creator + " - " + $_.title.Replace(":", "-").Replace("?", "").Replace("/", "-").Replace("<", "").Replace("|", "").Replace('"',"").Replace("*","")
$filepptx = $filepptx.substring(0, [System.Math]::Min(120, $filepptx.Length))
$filepptx = $filepptx.trim()
$filepptx = $filepptx + ".pptx"
if ($code -ne "")
{
$folder = $code + " - " + $_.title.Replace(":", "-").Replace("?", "").Replace("/", "-").Replace("<", "").Replace("|", "").Replace('"',"").Replace("*","")
$folder = $folder.substring(0, [System.Math]::Min(100, $folder.Length))
$folder = $folder.trim()
}
else
{
$folder = "NoCodeSessions"
}

if (-not (Test-Path $folder)) {
Write-Host "Folder $folder dosen't exist. Creating it..."
New-Item $folder -type directory
}

&nbsp;

#text description from session . Thank you VaperWare
$OutFile = New-Item -type file "$($downloadlocation)\$($Folder)\$($Code.trim()).txt" -Force
$Category = "" ; $Content = ""
$_.category | foreach {$Category += $_ + ","}
$Content = $_.title.trim() + "`r`n" + $_.creator + "`r`n" + $_.summary.trim() + "`r`n" + "`r`n" + $Category.Substring(0,$Category.Length -1)
add-content $OutFile $Content

# Make sure the PowerPoint file doesn't already exist
if (!(test-path "$downloadlocation\$folder\$filepptx"))
{
# Echo out the file that's being downloaded
$filepptx
$wc = (New-Object System.Net.WebClient)

# Download the MP4 file
$wc.DownloadFile($urlpptx, "$downloadlocation\$filepptx")
mv $filepptx $folder

}
}

#download all the mp4

# Walk through each item in the feed
$a.rss.channel.item | foreach{
$code = $_.comments.split("/") | select -last 1

# Grab the URL for the MP4 file
$url = New-Object System.Uri($_.enclosure.url)

# Create the local file name for the MP4 download
$file = $code + "-" + $_.creator + "-" + $_.title.Replace(":", "-").Replace("?", "").Replace("/", "-").Replace("<", "").Replace("|", "").Replace('"',"").Replace("*","")
$file = $file.substring(0, [System.Math]::Min(120, $file.Length))
$file = $file.trim()
$file = $file + ".mp4"

if ($code -ne "")
{
$folder = $code + " - " + $_.title.Replace(":", "-").Replace("?", "").Replace("/", "-").Replace("<", "").Replace("|", "").Replace('"',"").Replace("*","")
$folder = $folder.substring(0, [System.Math]::Min(100, $folder.Length))
$folder = $folder.trim()
}
else
{
$folder = "NoCodeSessions"
}

if (-not (Test-Path $folder)) {
Write-Host "Folder $folder) dosen't exist. Creating it..."
New-Item $folder -type directory
}

&nbsp;

# Make sure the MP4 file doesn't already exist

if (!(test-path "$folder\$file"))
{
# Echo out the file that's being downloaded
$file
$wc = (New-Object System.Net.WebClient)

# Download the MP4 file
$wc.DownloadFile($url, "$downloadlocation\$file")
mv $file $folder
}

}
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