Downloading all sessions from the OpenStack Summit

A question was just posted to the OpenStack mailing list – and this is not the first time I have seen this request.

Can openstack conference video files be downloaded?

A while back I wrote a post about how you can download all the vBrownBag sessions from the past OpenStack summit.

Same thing applies here, with a slight syntax change.

You can use the same tool – youtube-dl (just the version has changed since that post – and therefore some of the syntax is different as well).

Download youtube-dl and make the file executable

curl -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

The videos are available on the OpenStack Youtube channel.

What you are looking for is all the videos that were uploaded from the Summit, that would mean between May 18th, 2015 and May 30th, 2015.

The command to do that would be

youtube-dl -ci -f best --dateafter 20150518 --datebefore 20150529

The options I have used are:

-c - Force resume of partially downloaded files. By default, youtube-dl will resume downloads if possible.
-i  - Continue on download errors, for example to skip unavailable videos in a playlist.
-f best - Download the best quality video available.
--dateafter - Start after date
--datebefore– Up until date specified

Be advised.. This will take a while – and will use up a decent amount of disk space.

Happy downloading !!