Watch Xamarin Evolve 2014 (or any channel) YouTube videos offline

You’re a mobile developer living in a mobile first cloud first world and would like to take some benefit from the awesome content coming from Xamarin Evolve 2014 ? All the 55 videos are published on YouTube (Except the keynote) on the XamarinHQ channel and that’s a great thing. If you’re often on the go, you will appreciate to have all those videos always with you, usable offline at any time, living a typical mobile scenario, smartly using the time you spend every days in┬átaxis, trains or planes. Here is a little tutorial on how I deal with the situation:

1) Install Chocolatey

Ok, this step is not absolutely mandatory but, hey, if you didn’t know Chocolatey (A package manager for Windows, The NuGet for apps) or you were looking for an opportunity to install it, it’s time! You will not regret it. I can not longer imagine using Windows without it.
– open your favorite browser
– goto to http://chocolatey.org

Setup is as simple as a copy-paste in a Command Prompt Setup is as simple as a copy-paste in a Command Prompt

– copy the commmand line of the front page. It should be┬ásomething like

@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command "iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString(‘https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1’))" && SET PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin

– open a Command Prompt on Windows
– paste the command line and hit enter
– and voila!

2) Install youtube-dl

To download YouTube videos, you will need a tool that will parse YouTube content, find the videos and download them. […]

By |2016-10-02T05:06:40+00:00October 27th, 2014|Categories: Xamarin|4 Comments