I have a flaky internet connection and I was trying to download some course videos on iTunes U. Three attempts to download 800 MB files failed because the connection was reset. So I'm now trying to find a way to use
curl and its
-C - option to download the videos with the ability to resume.
But I struggled to find an effective way to get the link from which iTunes downloads the videos. There might be CDN's hosting the content and the URL's will change over time. But how do I find out which link
curl must download the video files from right now?
These are free videos and I don't think there's authentication involved. Even if that were the case, there should be some way to get the relevant cookies and use them with
Update: I found a link to the RSS feed in this case and I picked up the link to the relevant mp4 files. But in general, how do I get to the rss feeds for iTunes U courses?