Who has time to go to sessions at the SharePoint Conference? Not me, thatâ€™s for sure. Like last year, I kept a look out on a way to download all those presentations and videos. Here are a few options:
Option 1: @givenscj provided a really nice way to get both, PowerPoint Presentations and Videos. Read up on how to do it on his blog at http://blogs.architectingconnectedsystems.com/blogs/cjg/archive/2012/11/19/Download-all-SPC12-PowerPoints-and-Videos-_2D00_-PowerShell-Script.aspx
Option 2: @patricklamber provides another method using one of my favorite tools, Free Download Manager. Read up on this method on his blog at: http://nubo-corp.com/patrick-lamber/2012/11/how-do-we-download-all-spc12-videos-in-a-batch/
One note on this second option, itâ€™s a bit of a manual process. I tried to automate some more pieces of it, so if youâ€™re interested in that code, its located here: http://pastebin.com/060gbLFb
Both options work, I personally tested them. Both options will leave you with not-so-friendly-titles. Patrick Lamber has a fix (I havenâ€™t tested but should work), follow the links to the updates on his blog.
Or, use my script (I created it before I knew Patrick was working on it). I think they both do the same thing, just a little differently. I am using a â€œsessioncsv.csvâ€ file that has all the sessions and titles (normalized so they donâ€™t have special characters). Then, I do the rename. You can download the csv file and Change-SPC12Filenames.ps1 by clicking on the links.
Session List: Some people just want a session list and then to go watch those on MySPC, or to download specific presentations. Thatâ€™s the other reason for the CSV file above, it contains the session code, URL code and title of the session.