Individual conference talks - audio files

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rdkent
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Individual conference talks - audio files

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If you look at previous conferences, for example the October 2018 conference, you will see a "Talks and Music" download link for each session (under the contextual three-dots menu).
This downloaded a ZIP archive with Individual audio files where we could skip forward/backward between individual talks and musical numbers, not whole sessions of conference. I find this is very helpful in listening to talks and music while commuting and when no internet is available.
This download option for the October 2018 conference was not available until a couple of weeks after the conference. But it has now been four weeks.
When can we expect this download option to be added.
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Looking back through forum posts, it looks like the "Talks and Music" link showed up for the October 2018 conference on October 26th. So I wouldn't be surprised if the April 2019 link shows up sometime this week.
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Thanks! I'll give them another week or so before I get too excited.
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It wouldn't hurt to give them a nudge by sending in some feedback requesting it (Feedback link at the bottom of the conference page). My guess is that less and less users use the Talks and Music option each year, because it becomes easier to stream the audio online or in the Gospel Library app – so, if it's not requested, it may be forgotten.
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This seemed like a systematic decline in user friendliness over time. By not making this option available at the same time as the talks someone can say look, people don't do this anymore. While it is probable that many will use alternate ways to access the talks it just seems like if tech were to make this available to everyone it would be a lot less work on their end than on the end of those who are left to do the roughly 100 clicks needed to download every single talk and the music.
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ChrisEllis wrote:While it is probable that many will use alternate ways to access the talks
Such as using Gospel Library?

It's entirely possible the product managers know exactly how many times the collection of individual talks have been downloaded. While I'm sure there are still some, it seems to me that generally the use of MP3 players has died and replaced by smart phones. So, I'd expect the usage to shift from MP3 files to apps.
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Here's a bash script that downloads them:

while read f; do
echo "$f"
curl "https://media2.ldscdn.org/assets/genera ... nload=true" -o ${f}-64k-eng.mp3
done <<END
2019-10-1010-jeffrey-r-holland
2019-10-1020-terence-m-vinson
2019-10-1030-stephen-w-owen
2019-10-1040-d-todd-christofferson
2019-10-1050-michelle-craig
2019-10-1060-dale-g-renlund
2019-10-1070-dallin-h-oaks
2019-10-2010-henry-b-eyring
2019-10-2020-david-a-bednar
2019-10-2030-ruben-v-alliaud
2019-10-2040-russell-m-nelson
2019-10-2050-quentin-l-cook
2019-10-2060-mark-l-pace
2019-10-2070-l-todd-budge
2019-10-2080-jorge-m-alvarado
2019-10-2090-ronald-a-rasband
2019-10-3010-reyna-i-aburto
2019-10-3020-lisa-harkness
2019-10-3030-bonnie-h-cordon
2019-10-3040-henry-b-eyring
2019-10-3050-dallin-h-oaks
2019-10-3060-russell-m-nelson
2019-10-4010-gerrit-w-gong
2019-10-4020-cristina-b-franco
2019-10-4030-dieter-f-uchtdorf
2019-10-4040-walter-f-gonzalez
2019-10-4050-gary-e-stevenson
2019-10-4060-russell-m-nelson
2019-10-5010-henry-b-eyring
2019-10-5020-hans-t-boom
2019-10-5030-m-russell-ballard
2019-10-5040-peter-m-johnson
2019-10-5050-ulisses-soares
2019-10-5060-elder-neil-l-andersen
2019-10-5070-russell-m-nelson
END
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