Uni course material

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Paddy 09/29/2005 05:45 am
Trying to find and download MIT OCW material... mostly PDFs and RM videos but with a scattering of others. I can find the URLs for all material by browsing, and GetRight will then d/l them, but the process of finding them and using GR is tedious.

However all of my attempts to use this product have proved fruitless. Efforts seem to end with something like 12000 files queued up and none of them PDFs, etc.

URLs are like these for PDFs
http://ocw.mit.edu/NR/rdonlyres/Chemistry/5-74Spring-2004/E5918364-5821-4501-AB89-20BEA46582A4/0/01_lecnotes_rwf.pdf
http://ocw.mit.edu/NR/rdonlyres/Mathematics/18-156Spring2004/C0A84BE9-5E18-41B9-A477-5013D4874803/0/lec6.pdf

and these for video
http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/18/18.085/f02/strang-18085-lec-mit-llab-03may2001-0026-iso-220k.rm
http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/5/5.74/s05/video/ocw-5.74-lecture1-220k.rm

Any help appreciated.

By the way, is there some way to select all, say, PDFs in the queue and move them to the top?
If not, it might be a good future enhancement.

Thanks,
Paddy

Oleg Chernavin 09/29/2005 07:30 am
Can you please let me know page URLs with links to video and PDF files? I will see what can be wrong there.

Thank you!

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Paddy 09/29/2005 09:24 am
> Can you please let me know page URLs with links to video and PDF files? I will see what can be wrong there.
>
Sure... here is a page linking to pDF files
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/18-085Mathematical-Methods-for-Engineers-IFall2002/StudyMaterials/index.htm

The video is more complicated. MIT OCU gives links to streaming media in this next page, but they expect you to do a bit of cut&paste on the URL to get to the files if you want to download them.
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/18-085Mathematical-Methods-for-Engineers-IFall2002/VideoLectures/index.htm

A typical streaming address from this page is
http://mfile.akamai.com/7870/rm/mitstorage.download.akamai.com/7870/18/18.085/f02/strang-18085-lec-mit-llab-18jan2001-0001-iso-220k.rm

And the corresponding archive would be
http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/18/18.085/f02/strang-18085-lec-mit-llab-18jan2001-0001-iso-220k.rm
Oleg Chernavin 09/29/2005 12:06 pm
I think, what you need to do is to add the PDF extension to the File Filters | User Defined section of the Project Properties dialog and change the Location field to "Load from any site". Do the same with the Location for File Filters | Images, Video and Audio sections. You need to set a relatively high Level limit for the site. This should help to download all files.

Oleg.