Audio Download of Lecture Videos


(Julian Ramirez) #1

Hi all,

@Even_Oldridge and @radekosmulski on Twitter who mentioned it first, but I used youtube-dl to download the audio for the Part 1v2 videos so that I could listen to them while walking around, and to hopefully reinforce the concepts. I’ve put the files up on Dropbox for now and wanted to offer it to the community in the hopes that it’ll be useful for others. The files are .m4a and AAC encoded, you should be able to easily add them to iTunes if you’re a Mac user and I imagine they’ll work on Windows too, although I’m not an audio codec master.

Download link here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0mo89lhvb86md6u/Fast.AI%20Audio.zip?dl=0
(Apologies if dropbox takes it down. If anyone knows of a good long-term place for these to live it’d be much appreciated. Normally I’d use S3 but I don’t really want to pay for bandwidth. It may end up being within the free tier though, we’ll see)

And for anyone interested in doing it themselves, here’s the command I used once youtube-dl was installed: youtube-dl -f 140 {YOUTUBE_DOWNLOAD_URL}, for example: youtube-dl -f 140 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPBSB1HLNLo.

(Goes without saying, but all rights and permissions remain with the video’s creators. I checked with Jeremy on Twitter before posting this. IANAL but hopefully this covers things.)


(Aditya) #2

Downloading from YouTube seems very easy…
Here’s how…

  • let’s say we have a link which looks like www.youtube.com/*/*
  • Now just add 1s after the youtube i.e… the link will now look like www.youtube1s.com/*/*

Here we can now download in whatever format we want…

PS I won’t get anything if you do that, it’s just it’s awesome and I have myself downloaded tons of videos

Hope it’s useful for everyone as we are better oriented with GUI’s


(Andrei Istomine) #3

Thank you guys for the tip!