Author Topic: Can you make the tutorial videos downloadable?  (Read 3533 times)

I live in a rural area with limited bandwidth most of the time, which makes viewing streaming video tutorials problematic for me. Being able to download them as a zipfile, or have them bundled with the software (the way the documentation is) would be hugely preferable.

This also goes for Substance Painter - I have the indie pack on Steam, and Steam has the option of allowing me to schedule software updates to download after-hours, when bandwidth issues are less of a concern.

Thanks!

I live in a rural area with limited bandwidth most of the time, which makes viewing streaming video tutorials problematic for me. Being able to download them as a zipfile, or have them bundled with the software (the way the documentation is) would be hugely preferable.

This also goes for Substance Painter - I have the indie pack on Steam, and Steam has the option of allowing me to schedule software updates to download after-hours, when bandwidth issues are less of a concern.

Thanks!

Hello,

We should be able to get set these up for download. Please send me an email at wes.mcdermott@allegorithmic.com and I will get them to you.

Cheers,

Wes

Head of Substance Demo Art Team
the3dninja@adobe.com
Twitter: The3DNinja

... Or you can install a plugin for your browser to download web videos.
For example if you use Firefox you can install DownloadHelper (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/).

Once you have the plugin you just have to click on the "YouTube" logo at the right bottom of the video; it will open the page on YouTube, you will then see the plugin icon moving to inform you that by clicking on it you will be able to download the video.

Hope that helps ;)

Werwack - that's what I've been doing, but having to painstakingly go through and manually download every video does become tedious.  Especially since I have to stay up after hours during my ISP's unmetered bandwidth period to do it.  I have Steam configured to restrict its downloads to that period, which is preferable.

Hey Wes - I sent an email back in September and never heard back.  Can you shoot me an email at hello@dawnchapel.com with a download link when you have one? Thanks!

wes.mcdermott@allegorithmic.com


Hey Wes - I sent an email back in September and never heard back.  Can you shoot me an email at hello@dawnchapel.com with a download link when you have one? Thanks!

HI,

I'm so sorry for not getting back with you. Definitely not intentional : )

I use a free program called 4K Downloader.
https://www.4kdownload.com/

It allows you to batch download youTube videos by playlist.
https://www.4kdownload.com/howto/howto-download-youtube-playlist

I will talk with our COO about making the videos available for download as well. I'm not sure if we will offer this, but I can see what the best approach can be.

Cheers,

Wes

I'm going to try the downloader this weekend, when I'll be visiting civilization and can take advantage of broadband internet while I'm there.

At the risk of being a pest, though, I also wonder if you folks could package up the documentation for the Substance suite for download the way Maya does?  Being able to refer to a local copy of a software manual while I'm learning stuff is incredibly convenient.

I use youtube-dl from http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/
It is a command line program and you need ffmpeg to merge audio and video as one file but once you learn it's very powerful.

I've downloaded full playlist with just one command line ;)

First: you need to check the quality available (you can tell the program to look for the best audio and for best video also).
example: youtube-dl -F youtube.com/watch?v=4F0VWM6qGg8
it shows a table of format and quality files from both audio and video.

after: you choose the format code from those quality tables for example:
141          m4a        audio only DASH audio  256k , m4a_dash container, aac  @256k (44100Hz), 27.08MiB
136          mp4        1280x720   DASH video 2095k , 30fps, video only, 79.04MiB

finally: you download and merge the two files with one single command.
example: youtube-dl -f 136+141 youtube.com/watch?v=4F0VWM6qGg8

tip: you could use bestaudio+bestvideo
example: youtube-dl -f bestvideo+bestaudio youtube.com/watch?v=4F0VWM6qGg8"

And of course, much more. Don't forget to use full URL with the https://www.
Best regards,
@No_Collision
Astrophotography, Landscapes and 3D Computer Graphics.
www.nocollision.com

You may also try for similar downloads this method https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/guides/how-to-download-youtube-playlist.htm

I use Freemake Video Downloader to download YT videos. It works great!