Download All Videos and Slides from TechEd 2014 Europe

Microsoft is publishing the sessions from Microsoft TechEd Europe 2014 (October 2014) The sessions will be available on Channel9, after the conference.This is an update of my previous download script for TechEd North America. Please don't forget to provide a rating!

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  • Your scritp download subtitle or not ?
    2 Posts | Last post April 13, 2015
    • Hi,
      thanks for your job. It's possible with your script to download subtitles for videos ? 
    • No subtitles.
  • Proxy Support
    2 Posts | Last post November 04, 2014
    • Hello Peter, thank you for this script. Does it support connection through proxy ? Best regards, Nicolas
    • Hi Nicolas
      No, currently no support for proxy. Not scope for it at the moment, sorry.
  • Common Question
    5 Posts | Last post November 03, 2014
    • I have no improvement suggestion. Just want do ask what's the approximately size for all downloads of pptx and videos in high quality?
    • Avg file size for Low quality is 150Mb and Avg file size for High quality is 400Mb.
      Slides can be anything between 2Mb - 20Mb.
    • Yes that I've alreadey seen. Thank you. And what's the expected final payload?
    • Not all videos has been uploaded by Microsoft yet. So far total payload it approx 60GB.
    • Thank you for response.
  • Performance
    2 Posts | Last post November 02, 2014
    • One idea - why not to use parallel downloads? It can make download times way shorter.
    • Great question, I'll have a look at that.
  • Improvement suggestion
    2 Posts | Last post October 31, 2014
    • Improvement suggestion
      To be on the save side with folder names you can us a regex and replace all invalid chars
      $folder = $code + " - " +  [RegEx]::Replace($_.title.Replace(":", "-").Replace("/", "-"), "[{0}]" -f ([RegEx]::Escape([String][System.IO.Path]::GetInvalidFileNameChars())), '')
      Had some issues at SPC12 when suddenly some fancy chars appeared in the session names ;)
      Not an issue right now though.
    • Thanks Matthias
      Will have a look at it.
  • Speaker Information
    3 Posts | Last post October 31, 2014
    • Can one of the files that are downloaded be a spreadsheet that contains the list of speakers for each session? It would be great if the spreadsheet contained the following fields for each person that spoke in a session
      [Harder Fields]
      ( Speaker Name, Speaker Company, Speaker Email, Speaker Twitter Account, Session Twitter hashtag )
      [Easy Fields]
      ( Session Name, Track, Session Type, Tags, Level, Media Available)
      I know the easy fields can be found using PowerShell but the individual speaker and session twitter hashtags are harder to get.
    • Hi Joe
      Great feedback.
      It's not top priority, but diffently a nice request, that I will look further into.
    • For SPC12, I created such a browsable director but just writing out some HTML.
      Created a index.html in the root with a simple table showing the details and then an index.html in each session folder showing the rest with links to the ppt and the video.
      simplest case it could be the saved ch9 page.
      Just a suggestion :)
      Thanks for the script.
  • URL Error
    2 Posts | Last post October 27, 2014
    • Dear Peter,
      It seems the 2 url for find the list of videos and slides are not existing anymore.
      Is it correct ? 
    • Yes and No, you get an error, since no sessions from TechEd Europe has been published yet, because the conference does not start until tomorrow. The URLs should work finder later this week, when Microsoft starts to publish the first sessions.