Nate Whitten wrote in with a suggestion for Better Berkeley Webcasts. He wants to save all of the files to check them out later. He’s using a download manager like Down Them All , but Berkeley’s files are named poorly, so he doesn’t know which one to watch first.
Even better, he sent in the fix for it – he’s numbered the download links.
You should download it from me, or over on the UserScripts.Org page. As always, you’ll need Firefox and Greasemonkey.
- my favorite, you should check it out (back)
The group of misfits I grew up with has turned out pretty well.
One of them, Robb Willer was my debate partner for a while. He’s gone on to be a professor at Berkeley. Robb won the Golden Apple award for being an awesome teacher. How awesome? Robb’s got intellectual groupies!
Berkeley put up Robb’s lectures under a Creative Commons license, so you can download them if you want and distribute them. Of course, Berkeley hasn’t given people any links to download the lectures. A bit lame if you ask me. Also, the way they’ve presented the lectures is terrible. Clicking anywhere on the page during playback makes the video close! That won’t do. I whipped up a quick fix.
- Install the excellent greasemonkey firefox addon.
- Install my Better Berkely script to fix the webcast page.
Done. Now the video is fixed. When I get a free moment I’ll update the script to provide download links to all of the lectures, because what use is a creative commons license when you can’t get the media‽ Now the videos are available for download as well.