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Sure, Build 2019 may be over, but the videos are available online to stream anytime.

What if you wanted to watch the videos offline, look at all the slide decks, or simply set up a playlist and binge watch?

Sure you could download each file manually or use the bulk downloader PowerShell script Microsoft provides.  Manually downloading hundreds of videos seems like a waste of time.

As for the PowerShell script: it names the local files based on the Build session ID code.

I don’t know about you, but I found that frustrating. So, I did something about it: I made a session downloader in C# .NET Core and made the code available on GitHub.

The utility is no-frills and, like its predecessor, you are welcome fork and modify the code.


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Every year since PDC09, I had dug up some code that I had originally wrote in 2009, patched it to grab the latest developer event, and then forget about it for another year.

A few years ago, I uploaded a CLI based tool to GitHub that would download sessions from the Build 2015 conference. In 2016, I added parameters to make it grab all items on Channel9 with an Event RSS feed. In 2018, I encountered some issues: first with the RSS feed then with some other oddities stemming from the previous approach, which had more or less in place since 2009.

You can grab the code on GitHub and get all the Build 2018 sessions, change the parameters to grab content from other events, and even contribute some code to add features you’d like to see added.

Example Uses

Get all the session videos from Build 2018

SessionDownloader.exe C:\Downloads\

Get all the session videos from Build 2017

SessionDownloader.exe C:\Downloads\

Get all the session videos from Build 2017 in audio format only

SessionDownloader.exe C:\Downloads\Audio\ mp3