Terminal application for grabbing latest videos

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I made a little Go terminal application for fetching all the latest GB videos and storing them locally. Might be useful if you have a media server and want all the videos to be available offline, or just locally on your PC. I used this more as an opportunity to learn some Go and its concurrency paradigms, and have open sourced the code, so check it out if you're interested.

https://github.com/benmurden/GB-Video-Grabber

Limited scope right now, but it can resume downloads, and you can configure maximum concurrency. I set up a GitHub action to compile binaries for MacOS, Linux, and Windows for each release.

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Cool, thanks for sharing.

Suggestion for improvement that it could be cool with a feature filter option for video_show like "Mass Alex"?

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#3  Edited By TigerDX

Thanks for the suggestion. Yeah, it would be totally possible to do that. I guess if there are only a few shows you're interested in, it would make sense as a config option. You'd need to update it as shows end and new ones come along, however, which is why I mainly thought of it as a "get everything and I'll sort it out later" kind of thing.

My personal use case is maybe a strange one.

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@thesquarepear: Latest version includes a `filter` option, which just passes the provided string as a `filter=` to the API URL.

In your example you could then invoke with `--filter=video_show:39` to only fetch Mass Alex.

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@tigerdx: Thanks! That's awesome. I'm gonna check it out later.

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I have no experience of programming in Go but I ended up tweaking the URL to use "low_url" as default because I have a crappy internet connection rate :)

GB really don't skimp on their video bitrates.

I guess it's never too late to learn a new language so I might need to get on that.

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Neat tool @tigerdx, nice work!

I found a small issue and put in a quick PR, hope it helps. :)

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@thesquarepear: Ah yeah sorry, my bad. I should have an option for quality in there.

Glad to see you were able to change the source to suit your use case.

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@jondan: That's great, thanks for the PR!

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#10  Edited By thesquarepear

In case anyone else is using this to grab shows I'm posting the id's for some highlighted shows.

9; Blue Bombin

10; Playdate

12; Demo Derby

13; Ranking of Fighters

14; Beast in the East

15; This Ain't No Game

16; Kerbal: Project B.E.A.S.T

17; This Is the Run

19; VinnyVania

25; Steal My Sunshine

26; The Exquisite Corps

27; Kingdom Heartache

28; Unprofessional Fridays

29; Metal Gear Scanlon

30; Siz Crazy Frights

31; Get in the Ring

35; Thirteen Deadly Sims

39; Mass Alex

48; All Systems Goku

63; Die Another Friday

70; Load Our Last Save

81; Grapes and Wrath

82; Burgle My Bananas

83; Clue Crew

87; Fortnite With St. Vincent! (Eventually)

88; Giant Bomb Makes Mario

94; Astroneering with Brad and Vinny

I upgraded my internet recently but I'm a little disappointed CBSi's servers aren't faster (averaging about 18 Mbps). However that just makes this tool even more useful since I can leave it running overnight so I'm really glad you made it.