TechEd 2013 Media Leeching

This was my first year at Microsoft’s TechEd, and I have to say that I was blown away by the volume of content. There were several different times that I was unable to attend a session that I wanted because I was triple if not quadruple booked.

Now that I’m back at the office, I wanted to pull down the content. I started to do this the old fashioned way, but it was taking forever, I would lose where I was, and I’d get side-tracked by work. So, I did what any sensible person would do, I wrote a PowerShell Script.

The script runs through four stages:

  1. Gather information from the RSS Feed
  2. Build up a list of files to download
  3. Download the files using BitsTransfer (so that it doesn’t hog my machine’s resources)
  4. Re-tag the Video files with appropriate information (using the TagLib#)

That was fun. Now onto the script…

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