Solved

How to Auto Download 5-6 Files Daily Where Date in File Names Change

Posted on 2014-12-10
7
284 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-25
Hey Guys -

There's an audio stream which I listen to that's put up for download 2-3 times a week.  When posted, it isn't ever posted as a single file, but as 5-6 "parts" which once downloaded, I join together.  I'm trying to script or find an app which would automatically download these for me each day - and ideally even auto join them for me - but am at a roadblock.

The good news is that the URL which they are downloaded from seems to stay the same daily.  What changes is the file name, though.  Below are examples of the download links from the past two days:

Again, the # of parts changes from day to day, but have never seen it go over 6.  I'd only need it to run 2-3 days a week, but could even schedule that as a task in Windows if a script was used.  I have tried "Internet Download Manager," but it doesn't accept wildcards and I can't find an app that will.  Searching Google for "schedule download wildcard" gave too much of a variety of results so decided to post here first.

If I can get this working, I'm going to try to find a command line util which I might be able to script to auto-join the files in the download directory then copy to a new folder for sync with cloud.

Any ideas for the best way (script or app) to perform any of this would be appreciated.  

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:BzowK
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Eirman
ID: 40491830
Probably too obvious a question ....
Have you check to see if there is a podcast available?
0
 

Author Comment

by:BzowK
ID: 40492069
Ha :) - Yes I did, but no, there's not...  In fact, this is one of the few places I've found it for download.  Thanks
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Allen Falcon
ID: 40493884
Do they post these in a way that you can subscribe to an RSS feed?
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Eirman
ID: 40495985
This downloader has a wildward option.
http://lftp.yar.ru/
I also saw some mention of using the -a (archive attribute) to avoid repeat downloads
----------------------
Check out DownThemAll which is a free Firefox addon
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/
I'm not sure if it has a wildcard option but it should download everything in a folder.
----------------------
If all else fails .....
Find an IT student who need some cash and ask them to ....
download, then join, possibly edit out adverts and email it to you.
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:BillDL
ID: 40497504
Might it be possible for you to post the URL of the page containing the download links for these MP3s?

I appreciate that you might not want us to know what audio files you listen to, but I could probably write an old fashioned "DOS" batch file that runs a command line "URL2File.exe" or WGET program that:
1. Downloads the page as a text file
2. Parses the code for .mp3 links and the current date and captures the first URL as a variable
3. Passes the variable to the same EXE which saves the MP3 locally
4. Steps through the code doing the same for all of them until finished.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
BzowK earned 0 total points
ID: 40510860
Thanks guys, but actually tried out Internet Download Manager which allowed me to do this easily.  I appreciate your suggestions, though.  Thanks again
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:BzowK
ID: 40517446
It worked
0

Featured Post

Create Professional Looking Email Signatures

Create "Professional HTML Email Signatures" with ease.
7 Day Money Back Guarantee if not 100% Satisfied.
Affordable - Try it out for 7 Days Totally Risk Free.
Installers provided for over 45 Email clients.
Both Windows & MAC Supported.
Highly Recommended!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

My attempt to use PowerShell and other great resources found online to simplify the deployment of Office 365 ProPlus client components to any workstation that needs it, regardless of existing Office components that may be needing attention.
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
HTML5 has deprecated a few of the older ways of showing media as well as offering up a new way to create games and animations. Audio, video, and canvas are just a few of the adjustments made between XHTML and HTML5. As we learned in our last micr…

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question