Ramit’s Brain Trust is an online interview program where a new expert gets interviewed every month, and you’re given a video, audio, and transcript file so you can review it at your own leisure. Unfortunately, Ramit announced that he is closing the program on 12/31/2016. I’m offering this script for free to help other RBTrustees.
If you have a slow internet connection and don’t have the time to download every MP4, MP3, and PDF, you need this script.
My team has developed a webscraper for Ramit’s Brain Trust. It logs into your account using your username & password and downloads every MP4, MP3 and PDF file available — so there’s no pirating ethical concerns like Dropbox or Google Drive poses.
We get our downloads in one click… Ramit gets to offload his product without a customer service hitch… sounds like a win-win to me!
IS IT SAFE?
The script simulates a Firefox web browser on steroids. It’s as if you were logged into your own account clicking on every link really really fast.
HOW DO I USE IT?
I’m currently working on getting this script converted into EXE format for Windows. Until then, I’m releasing the script to you in Python. Don’t worry if you’re not tech-savvy. I’ll walk you through each step of the way.
It’s a bit of a setup process, but the upside is it will take you less time than clicking on each individual link to download everything you need.
Instructions for Windows:
- Download the EXE file via this link here.
- Double-click on the EXE file and the main window will pop up.
- Enter your username, password, and the destination download folder you want to download to.
- Click Download.
- Go to work… go get some coffee… either way, you’re good to go! All of your interviews will be downloaded into that Download folder.
Sorry Mac Users…
I don’t have a Mac to create the DMG file you need to run this. If anyone in the community can do the conversion for me from Python to DMG, please leave a Comment below or email me and we’ll make it happen.
UPDATE FOR MAC USERS!
Our community member and friend, Eric Nichols, has taken the time to convert my Python script into a Mac friendly application!
His revisions include:
- Added retry on timeout.
- Skips already downloaded files (in case of failure).
Thanks, Eric! Let’s all give him a hand!