album-dl

March 01, 2020

I wrote a script that allows me to download albums off youtube and tag them with metadata found on wikipedia.

I used to go to the library when I was younger to grab every Van Halen and Rush CD I could find. When my music taste got broader, I could no longer lean on the library to appease my need for mp3s.

Online Youtube-to-mp3 converters were often smothered with ads and popups. When I did find a very clean and legitamate site, it took a long time to download and then manually rename and tag each and every mp3 file!

So I created album-dl in python. I leverage the youtube-dl library to download songs and beautiful soup to scrape the wikipedia article for metadata. I thought about rewriting it in go, but having direct access to the youtube-dl library made it too easy to stick with python.

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