metaTED is a tool that makes it easy to download all of the `TED talks`_. It
-does so by creating over
8 `metalinks`_ of TED talks varying in both the
+does so by creating over `metalinks`_ of TED talks varying in both the
quality levels and possible talk groupings by directory. Features include:
* Creates talks with informative file names - i.e.
``Unconventional Explanations/Hans Rosling on HIV - New facts and stunning data visuals.mp4``
instead of original ``HansRosling_2009_480.mp4``.
+ * Provides subtitles for talks in over 85 supported languages. New
+ languages and translations are added daily through the
+ `TED Open Translation Project`_, and you help out by
+ `becoming a translator today`_.
* Tries hard to get all of the talks, or at least most of them - with a good
reason if some have failed.
* More choice - creates one metalink per available talk grouping, with all
talks belonging to the same group placed inside a common directory. The
possible talk groupings are extracted from talks metadata (currently
/publishing year, talk theme and author).
+ filmingpublishing year, talk theme and author).
* Aggressive caching throughout the project, to avoid expensive network/CPU
operations as much as possible. Proper cache invalidation included.
* Provides both the console script and a public API.
+.. _becoming a translator today: http://www.ted.com/translate/forted
.. _metalinks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metalink
.. _TED talks: http://www.ted.com/
+.. _TED Open Translation Project: http://www.ted.com/pages/view/id/287
Installing and running metaTED
-metaTED is available as an `easy-install`_-able package, you can install it with
-``easy_install -U metaTED``, or ``pip install metaTED`` if you have `pip`_. You
-can run it with ``metaTED``, or ``metaTED -h`` to get help and the list of all
+You can install metaTED with `pip`_ via ``pip install metaTED``. You can run it
+with ``metaTED``, or ``metaTED -h`` to get help and the list of all available
The project itself is `hosted on bitbucket`_, from where you can get the code
-.. _easy-install: http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall
.. _pip: http://pip.openplans.org/
.. _hosted on bitbucket: http://bitbucket.org/petar/metated/
- * Simplified code for finding talk URLs.
+metaTED 2.0.0 has been in the works for some time. It's the bigest change yet in
+the projects short lived 2.5 year history. Cool stuff has been added, bugs were
+fixed, but the API has seen some backwards incompatible changes as well.
+ * Fixed `issue #4`_ - Added talk subtitles support, as per popular request.
+ Major thanks to Randall Mason for the initial implementation.
+ * Added parallelism to the crawler, leading to substantial performance
+ * Added filming year, publishing year and event name to talks metadata,
+ which automagically added new possible talk groupings.
+ * Added parallelism to the metalink generator, leading to substantial
+ performance improvements.
+.. _issue #4: https://bitbucket.org/petar/metated/issue/4/include-subtitles
+ * Updated talk theme markers as TED updated their HTML layout and improved
+ * Updated video download markers and download URLs detection code as TED
+ updated their HTML layout.
+ * Updated author markers and detection code as TED updated their HTML
+ * talk_info metadata cache is written to disk as soon as possible to
+ minimize data loss on errors.
+ * Removed `setup.cfg` as we no longer need it.
+ * Removed the `dreamy-trac` project reference from `LICENSE`.
+ * Switched from using `setuptools` to `distribute` for packaging.
+ * Removed crawler based page caching as it's no longer used nor needed.
+ * Switched from `BeautifulSoup` to `lxml` and removed custom crawler code in
+ favor of `lxml.html.parse`.
+ * Minimal Python version bumped from 2.4+ to 2.6+.
+ * Major refactoring to modernize existing codebase, while improving code
+ style, optimizing performance and getting rid of accumulated technical
+ debt. Existing API has suffered a bit.