William Matheson (nova_one) wrote,
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Ideas Hack

Ever wanted to save an episode of CBC's Ideas, but the episode was "streaming only," and "not available for download?"

Well, all they do is shuttle an MP3 file they host themselves onto an embedded Flash player. So all you have to do is look at the page's source code (View > Page Source), and you'll find the URL for the MP3. Use Ctrl+F and search for "MP3" - then grab the part of the URL that begins with http://

Example: "Looking Up", the current episode about Galileo. It was a cinch to find the URL for the totally savable / downloadable MP3, which I've kindly linked here. Update: And now there's a part 2!
Tags: cbc, hacks, podcasts

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