This code is obsolete and probably doesn’t work anymore.
Most ABC radio shows are available to download as MP3s, usually with a convenient podcast feed. Unfortunately sometimes, probably due to copyright stupidity, they make a programme available only by Windows Media or RealPlayer streaming. I’ve written a simple tool to snatch this streaming audio from ABC’s servers.
- python (2.6 or newer)
- Mercurial (or download the files manually)
Get the software using Mercurial with this command:
$ hg clone https://delx.net.au/hg/webdl
Running it will look something like this:
Paste 'Listen Now' URLs from ABC... Press CTRL-D to finish
You will end up with a file called apy-2012-09-09-15-05.mp3 with some basic ID3 metadata. The URLs here are obtained by right-clicking on “Listen Now” on the ABC website and pasting the result. You can paste several URLs, separated by newlines, and they will be grabbed in sequence. Press CTRL-D to start the download.