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IRC channel #berklost

The University of California, Berkeley is planning to remove their public lecture recordings ("course captures", audio and video) and put them behind authentication. The planned date for the change is 2017-03-15.

The removal will affect at least these public channels:

The #Shutdown notice makes it sound as if YouTube videos will remain online at youtube.com, but will no longer be publicly listed and may require a berkeley.edu Google account to view. The new hosting behind authentication will lose playlist information (which links individual lecture videos together for one course).

On the other hand, "iTunesU Course Capture content will be removed." It's not clear if iTunes content will continue to exist, even behind authentication.

The YouTube videos are saved and present on archive.org: https://archive.org/details/ucberkeley-webcast

Ideas

Proposed YouTube archiving format:

  • Sample: https://archive.org/details/TEST_UCB_ART_8_Fall2013
  • One item per YouTube playlist
  • Identifier includes the course number and semester (there's a list of course subject abbreviations at http://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/)
    • Should perhaps also have "YouTube" somewhere in the identifier, because the iTunes content can be different for the same course.
  • Upload YouTube API playlist information as as playlist.json
  • Videos in the preview are YouTube's highest-quality muxed format (format 22?)
  • Video file naming convention is %(playlist_index)s-%(title)s.%(ext)s (in youtube-dl's output template format)
  • All other formats stored in tar files, one file per format (maybe overkill, as these are derived anyway?)
  • Include stderr output of youtube-dl, in order to have a record of videos that weren't accessible (e.g., ERROR: Zrzh3Fz8DhQ: YouTube said: This video contains content from BBC Worldwide, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.)

There's an existing https://archive.org/details/ucberkeleylectures collection to which the newly archived files could perhaps be added.

Proposed iTunes archiving format: none yet.

Archiving efforts

YouTube videos are now archived at archive.org: https://archive.org/details/ucberkeley-webcast

Various groups (besides those on the #berklost channel) have been downloading.

Archiving scripts

Scripts for downloading YouTube playlists and extracting metadata from them in an Internet Archive–compatible CSV format. The repo also includes #Indexes of files.

git clone https://repo.eecs.berkeley.edu/git-anon/users/fifield/archive-ucberkeley-webcast.git

Prerequisites:

How to download a YouTube playlist

Get a list of playlist IDs, titles, and video counts:

jq --compact-output '[.id,.snippet.title,(.items|length)]' indexes/playlists-20170307.json | less

Choose a playlist to download. Then run:

./download-playlist.sh PLAYLIST_ID

It may fail partway through; you can keep running it again and again until it finishes. Check if there were any youtube-dl errors (such as incomplete downloads) and keep running it until there are no errors.

If you only want to download the highest-quality file-format, edit the download-playlist.sh script to use --format=best in place of --all-formats in the youtube-dl command. By default (without any --format option), youtube-dl will use --format=bestvideo+bestaudio, which could locally mux together two separate video and audio streams, resulting in a file that never actually existed on YouTube.

How to create a metadata CSV file from a YouTube playlist

The metadata.py script converts the metadata in the JSON file into CSV format. It's currently hardcoded to always set collection=test_collection, so any uploads will not yet be permanent. You have to edit the script if you want to change that.

Think of an identifier for the item. The identifier should contain the course subject and number, and the semester. A list of course subject abbreviations is at http://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/. Then run the metadata.py script:

./metadata.py "$IDENTIFIER" "PLAYLIST_ID/playlist.json" > "PLAYLIST_ID.metadata.csv"

How to upload YouTube playlists and set metadata

We're not uploading anything yet, in order to coordinate naming conventions, etc.


How to download iTunes RSS

Most of the iTunes items have an RSS feed that allows for direct download of media files. indexes/id354813951_2-rss.txt under #Indexes of files is an index of them. To download all the RSS files and put them in a directory tree(only takes a couple of minutes), do:

while read id url; do mkdir -p "itunes/$id" && wget -c -P "itunes/$id" "$url"; done < indexes/id354813951_2-rss.txt

Then, to download one of the items, do

./download-itunes-rss.sh itunes/$ID/*.rss 2>&1 | tee -a download-itunes-rss.log

where $ID is a numeric item identifier like 354820721.

Indexes of files

These files contain links to media downloads as well as valuable metadata.

playlists-20170307.json
JSON list of UCBerkeley channel playlists from the YouTube API. Each line is a playlists resource, with the addition of an array of playlistItems resources, which are the individual videos in the playlist.
uploads-20170307.json
JSON list of all uploads of the UCBerkeley channel from the YouTube API. The format is the same as playlists-20170307 (there is only one line because "uploads" is treated as its own playlist). playlists-20170307.json and uploads-20170307.json almost completely overlap in the videos they contain, but there are about 125 videos that are only in one or the other.
https://gist.github.com/Wundark/5a56ee2c9e49d441646ad2a6e7a2c0c0
List of YouTube videos, from a Reddit thread.
id354813951.tar.xz(missing a few videos) id354813951_2.tar.xz
Index of iTunes files. To download the video/audio files for a lecture, first fetch the URLs containing downloadTrack from course.json. This returns some XML containing a second URL (and some metadata) which points to the actual download location. All these requests need to use the iTunes user agent string ("iTunes/12.5" works).
itunes-minus-youtube-20170304.txt
List of 729 iTunes downloads that don't seem to be among the YouTube playlists (by comparison of course titles). It was produced like this:
jq -j '.id,"\t",.snippet.title,"\n"' indexes/playlists-20170307.json | sort | uniq > youtube.txt
tar -O -xf indexes/id354813951_2.tar.xz --wildcards -- '*/course.json' | jq -j '.storePlatformData."product-dv-product".results[]|(.id,"\t",.name,"\n")' | sort | uniq > itunes.txt
./dedup-youtube-itunes.py youtube.txt itunes.txt > indexes/itunes-minus-youtube.txt
./dedup-youtube-itunes.py youtube.txt itunes.txt
id354813951_2-rss.txt
RSS feed URLs for each iTunes item. These RSS feeds download from wbe-itunes.berkeley.edu rather than from iTunes directly, which is reportedly faster.
webcast.berkeley.edu-series-20170301.html.gz
HTML of http://webcast.berkeley.edu/series on 2017-03-01. The page is dynamically generated using JavaScript, so the HTML is taken from the inspector in a browser after the page has loaded. The page contains links to YouTube and iTunes.

Sample commands for working with JSON indexes (using jq):

jq -j '.id,"\t",.snippet.title,"\n"' indexes/playlists-20170307.json
Extract all playlist IDs and titles. Convert an ID into a URL as: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=id.
jq -r '.items[].snippet.resourceId.videoId' indexes/playlists-20170307.json
Get a list of all video IDs in playlists-20170307.json. Convert an ID into a URL as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id.
jq -r '.items[].snippet.resourceId.videoId' indexes/uploads-20170307.json
Get a list of all video IDs in uploads-20170307.json.

Unlisted/private captures

Since after Spring 2015, course captures have been by default unlisted or private behind authentication. Course captures from past semesters (going back to 2008) are indexed (but require a CalNet login) at

Course captures from current courses (may only be available to students actually in those courses) are at

Here are some public listings that we know of.

  • The "Webcast Departmental" YouTube channel hosts some unlisted videos—though they are, of course, unlisted, even when authenticated, so you can't get a list of them.

Status

People on the #berklost channel have downloaded all of the iTunes files and a small number of the YouTube files. The "x"s in the tables below are, for the most part, the videos that we downloaded in all available YouTube formats. Others have downloaded more videos (though perhaps in fewer formats); see #Archiving efforts.

If you're looking for something to do, try archiving the post–Spring 2015 videos under #Unlisted/private captures, or expanding the catalog of video listings there. These are course captures that were never made public because they were made after a policy change in Spring 2015 that defaulted all new videos to unlisted.

YouTube playlists

Update 2017-08-22: The YouTube videos are online at archive.org: https://archive.org/details/ucberkeley-webcast.


playlist downloaded uploaded
Environ Sci, Policy, and Management C11, 001 - Spring 2015 (22 videos) x archive.org
Biology 1A, 001 - Spring 2015 (38 videos) archive.org
Economics 270D, 001 - Spring 2015 (14 videos) x archive.org
Computer Science 61B, 002 - Spring 2015 (37 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61B, 001 - Spring 2015 (0 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 170, 001 - Spring 2015 (26 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 162, 001 - Spring 2015 (25 videos) x archive.org
Physics 8B, 001 - Spring 2015 (43 videos) archive.org
Statistics 131A, 001 - Spring 2015 (40 videos) x archive.org
Computer Science 188, 001 - Spring 2015 (26 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Spring 2015 (12 videos) x archive.org
Computer Science 10, 001 - Spring 2015 (26 videos) archive.org
Political Science 179, 001 - Spring 2015 (10 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering C247B, 001 - Spring 2015 (22 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 70, 001 - Spring 2015 (28 videos) archive.org
Psychology 1, 001 - Spring 2015 (23 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 98, 052 - Spring 2015 (12 videos) archive.org
Geography 130, 001 - Spring 2015 (25 videos) x archive.org
Computer Science 186, 001 - Spring 2015 (28 videos) archive.org
Public Health 142, 001 - Spring 2015 (38 videos) archive.org
Psychology 131, 001 - Spring 2015 (24 videos) archive.org
Letters and Science C70V, 001 - Spring 2015 (26 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61C, 001 - Spring 2015 (26 videos) archive.org
Bioengineering 200, 001 - Spring 2015 (5 videos) archive.org
Economics 113, 001 - Spring 2015 (28 videos) archive.org
Media Studies 104A, 001 - Spring 2015 (27 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Spring 2015 (43 videos) x archive.org
Computer Science 169, 001 - Spring 2015 (25 videos) archive.org
Environ Sci, Policy, and Management 114, 001 - Spring 2015 (23 videos) archive.org
Psychology 140, 001 - Spring 2015 (23 videos) archive.org
Public Health 241, 001 - Spring 2015 (42 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 123, 001 - Spring 2015 (36 videos) x archive.org
International and Area Studies 106, 001 - Spring 2015 (25 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 195, 001 - Spring 2015 (13 videos) x archive.org
Computer Science 61A, 001 - Spring 2015 (38 videos) archive.org
Japanese 7B, 001 - Spring 2015 (26 videos) archive.org
Cars (0 videos) archive.org
Public Health 181, 001 - Fall 2014 (7 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 143, 001 - Fall 2014 (22 videos) archive.org
Political Science 179, 001 - Fall 2014 (9 videos) archive.org
Nuclear Engineering 101, 001 - Fall 2014 (29 videos) archive.org
History 5, 001 - Fall 2014 (25 videos) archive.org
Industrial Engin and Oper Research 191, 001 - Fall 2014 (12 videos) archive.org
Environmental Economics and Policy 145, 001 - Fall 2014 (39 videos) archive.org
Nuclear Engineering 290D, 001 - Fall 2014 (0 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Fall 2014 (43 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61C, 001 - Fall 2014 (38 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 227BT, 001 - Fall 2014 (15 videos) archive.org
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 10, 001 - Fall 2014 (24 videos) archive.org
Psychology 160, 001 - Fall 2014 (24 videos) archive.org
Environmental Economics and Policy C115, 001 - Fall 2014 (26 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61B, 003 - Fall 2014 (39 videos) archive.org
Public Health 245, 001 - Fall 2014 (39 videos) archive.org
Astronomy C13, 001 - Fall 2014 (24 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 70, 001 - Fall 2014 (27 videos) archive.org
Philosophy 3, 001 - Fall 2014 (38 videos) x archive.org
Astronomy C12, 001 - Fall 2014 (25 videos) archive.org
Agricultural and Resource Economics 213, 001 - Fall 2014 (26 videos) archive.org
Economics 100B, 001 - Fall 2014 (25 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61A, 001 - Fall 2014 (38 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 170, 001 - Fall 2014 (39 videos) archive.org
Computer Science C149, 001 - Fall 2014 (25 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61B, 001 - Fall 2014 (41 videos) archive.org
Statistics 21, 001 - Fall 2014 (41 videos) x archive.org
Earth and Planetary Science C20, 001 - Fall 2014 (23 videos) archive.org
Economics 1, 001 - Fall 2014 (26 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 3B, 002 - Fall 2014 (26 videos) archive.org
Legal Studies 103, 001 - Fall 2014 (41 videos) archive.org
American Studies C132B, 001 - Fall 2014 (24 videos) archive.org
English 127, 001 - Fall 2014 (25 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 10, 001 - Fall 2014 (25 videos) archive.org
Practice of Art 8, 001 - Fall 2014 (12 videos) archive.org
History 162A, 001 - Fall 2014 (24 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Fall 2014 (12 videos) archive.org
Energy and Resources Group C200, 001 - Fall 2014 (26 videos) archive.org
Economics C3, 001 - Fall 2014 (21 videos) archive.org
Bioengineering 200, 002 - Fall 2014 (9 videos) archive.org
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 179, 001 - Fall 2014 (35 videos) archive.org
Physics 7A, 001 - Fall 2014 (40 videos) archive.org
Physics 7B, 001 - Fall 2014 (42 videos) archive.org
Sociology 1, 001 - Fall 2014 (29 videos) archive.org
Economics 119, 001 - Fall 2014 (24 videos) archive.org
Cognitive Science C102, 001 - Fall 2014 (27 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 162, 001 - Fall 2014 (36 videos) archive.org
East Asian Languages and Cultures 109, 001 - Fall 2014 (28 videos) archive.org
Japanese 7A, 001 - Fall 2014 (23 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 1A, 009 - Summer 2014 (0 videos) archive.org
Peace and Conflict Studies 99, 006 - Summer 2014 (1 video) archive.org
East Asian Languages and Cultures 105, 001 - Spring 2014 (0 videos) archive.org
Architecture 180AC, 001, 001 - Spring 2014 (6 videos) archive.org
Architecture 140, 001 - Spring 2014 (1 video) archive.org
Cognitive Science 98/198 - Fall 2013 (12 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 127, 001 - Spring 2014 (25 videos) archive.org
Edible Education 101 - Spring 2014 (13 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Spring 2014 (13 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 140, 001 - Spring 2014 (35 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 162, 001 - Spring 2014 (23 videos) archive.org
Economics 172, 001 - Spring 2014 (27 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 1AL, 001 - Spring 2014 (14 videos) archive.org
Biology 1A, 001 - Spring 2014 (38 videos) archive.org
Political Science 179, 001 - Spring 2014 (11 videos) archive.org
American Studies C132B, 001 - Spring 2014 (24 videos) archive.org
Psychology 131, 001 - Spring 2014 (24 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61B, 001 - Spring 2014 (25 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Spring 2014 (40 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61C, 001 - Spring 2014 (41 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61A, 001 - Spring 2014 (38 videos) archive.org
Environ Sci, Policy, and Management 114, 001 - Spring 2014 (24 videos) archive.org
Public Health 241, 001 - Spring 2014 (35 videos) archive.org
Bioengineering 200, 001 - Spring 2014 (9 videos) archive.org
Engineering 45, 001 - Spring 2014 (36 videos) archive.org
Philosophy 135, 001 - Spring 2014 (38 videos) archive.org
Psychology 140, 001 - Spring 2014 (22 videos) archive.org
Statistics 131A, 001 - Spring 2014 (32 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 10, 001 - Spring 2014 (23 videos) archive.org
Psychology 164, 001 - Spring 2014 (25 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 130, 001 - Spring 2014 (26 videos) archive.org
Mathematics 10B, 001 - Spring 2014 (25 videos) archive.org
International and Area Studies 106, 001 - Spring 2014 (27 videos) archive.org
Physics C10, 001 - Spring 2014 (27 videos) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2014 (26 videos) archive.org
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 11, 001 - Spring 2014 (17 videos) archive.org
Mathematics 128A, 001 - Spring 2014 (27 videos) archive.org
Economics C3, 001 - Spring 2014 (28 videos) archive.org
Mechanical Engineering 233 - Spring 2014: Advanced Control Systems II (21 videos) archive.org
Bioengineering 200, 002 - Fall 2013 (5 videos) archive.org
Environ Sci, Policy, and Management 117 Lab - Fall 2013 (6 videos) x archive.org
Computer Science 169, 001 - Fall 2013 (26 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Fall 2013 (9 videos) x archive.org
Economics 119, 001 - Fall 2013 (24 videos) archive.org
Practice of Art 8, 001 - Fall 2013 (11 videos) x archive.org
Public Health 250A, 001 - Fall 2013 (37 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 162, 001 - Fall 2013 (24 videos) archive.org
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 10, 001 - Fall 2013 (23 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 70, 001 - Fall 2013 (26 videos) archive.org
Letters and Science C70V, 001 - Fall 2013 (25 videos) x archive.org
Computer Science 170, 001 - Fall 2013 (36 videos) archive.org
Environ Sci, Policy, and Management 117, 001 - Fall 2013 (8 videos) archive.org
Psychology 1, 001 - Fall 2013 (23 videos) archive.org
Biology 1A, 001 - Fall 2013 (39 videos) archive.org
Environmental Economics and Policy C1, 001 - Fall 2013 (28 videos) archive.org
Nuclear Engineering 101, 001 - Fall 2013 (40 videos) archive.org
Psychology 130, 001 - Fall 2013 (25 videos) archive.org
Environmental Economics and Policy C115, 001 - Fall 2013 (26 videos) archive.org
Letters and Science 120C, 001 - Fall 2013 (26 videos) archive.org
Statistics 133, 002 - Fall 2013 (34 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 294, 073 - Fall 2013 (25 videos) archive.org
Physics 8B, 001 - Fall 2013 (42 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61A, 001 - Fall 2013 (36 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61B, 001 - Fall 2013 (38 videos) archive.org
Mathematics 16A, 002 - Fall 2013 (27 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 130, 001 - Fall 2013 (28 videos) archive.org
Philosophy 3, 001 - Fall 2013 (27 videos) archive.org
Public Health 250B, 001 - Fall 2013 (25 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Fall 2013 (40 videos) archive.org
Earth and Planetary Science C20, 001 - Fall 2013 (21 videos) archive.org
Physics 151, 001 - Fall 2013 (24 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 140, 001 - Fall 2013 (27 videos) archive.org
Chem 1a, 001 - Spring 2013 (1 video) x archive.org
African American Studies 107, 001 - Spring 2013 (5 videos) archive.org
Public Health C242C, 001, Statistics C247C, 00 - Spring 2013 (22 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Spring 2013 (12 videos) archive.org
Political Science 149F, 001 - Spring 2013 (17 videos) archive.org
Practice of Art 8, 001 - Spring 2013 (11 videos) archive.org
Near Eastern Studies 15, 001 - Spring 2013 (32 videos) archive.org
Mechanical Engineering 106, 001 - Spring 2013 (12 videos) archive.org
Chem 1A, 002 - Spring 2013 (42 videos) archive.org
Energy and Resources Group 280, 001, Energy an - Spring 2013 (27 videos) archive.org
Education 182AC, 001 - Spring 2013 (23 videos) archive.org
History 151C, 001 - Spring 2013 (21 videos) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001, History C192, 001 - Spring 2013 (25 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61B, 001 - Spring 2013 (38 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 162, 001 - Spring 2013 (24 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 194, 024 - Spring 2013 (25 videos) archive.org
Environ Sci, Policy, and Management 114, 001 - Spring 2013 (24 videos) archive.org
Public Health 241, 001 - Spring 2013 (41 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61A, 001 - Spring 2013 (39 videos) archive.org
Bioengineering 200, 001 - Spring 2013 (9 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 105, 001 - Spring 2013 (32 videos) archive.org
Psychology 140, 001 - Spring 2013 (22 videos) archive.org
Physics 8A, 002 - Spring 2013 (28 videos) archive.org
Cognitive Science C102, 001, Psychology C129, - Spring 2013 (25 videos) archive.org
Biology 1A, 001 - Spring 2013 (38 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Spring 2013 (40 videos) archive.org
Letters and Science C70V, 001, Physics C10, 00 - Spring 2013 (25 videos) archive.org
Economics 113, 001 - Spring 2013 (25 videos) archive.org
Economics 174, 001, Economics 274, 001 - Spring 2013 (25 videos) archive.org
History 5, 001 - Spring 2013 (26 videos) archive.org
Media Studies 104A, 001 - Spring 2013 (26 videos) x archive.org
Public Health 200C2, 101 - Fall 2012 (6 videos) archive.org
Public Health 200C2, 001 - Fall 2012 (11 videos) archive.org
Economics C181, 001, Environmental Economics and - Fall 2012 (1 video) archive.org
Legal Studies 145, 001 - Fall 2012 (5 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 184 - Computer Graphics Lecture Series (39 videos) x archive.org
Bioengineering 200, 002 - Fall 2012 (7 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 169, 001 - Fall 2012 (24 videos) archive.org
History 124A, 001 - Fall 2012 (14 videos) archive.org
Philosophy 135, 001 - Fall 2012 (34 videos) archive.org
Education 140AC, 001 - Fall 2012 (1 video) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 130, 001, Electrical Engi - Fall 2012 (22 videos) archive.org
Economics 140, 001 - Fall 2012 (2 videos) archive.org
Environmental Economics and Policy 145, 001 - Fall 2012 (27 videos) archive.org
Edible Education 103 with Michael Pollan (15 videos) archive.org
Mechanical Engineering 220, 001 - Fall 2012 (25 videos) archive.org
Legal Studies 163, 001 - Fall 2012 (1 video) archive.org
Physics H7C, 001 - Fall 2012 (16 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Fall 2012 (11 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 162, 001 - Fall 2012 (23 videos) archive.org
Public Health 250B, 001 - Fall 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
Sociology 1, 001 - Fall 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 10, 001 - Fall 2012 (22 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 100, 001, Electrical Engi - Fall 2012 (34 videos) archive.org
Letters and Science C70V, 001, Physics C10, 001 - Fall 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61A, 001 - Fall 2012 (37 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61B, 001 - Fall 2012 (37 videos) archive.org
Philosophy 3, 001 - Fall 2012 (36 videos) archive.org
Public Health 290, 001 - Fall 2012 (10 videos) archive.org
Biology 1A, 001 - Fall 2012 (37 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 70, 001 - Fall 2012 (25 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 3B, 002 - Fall 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 1A, 001 - Fall 2012 (39 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Fall 2012 (40 videos) archive.org
Nuclear Engineering 101, 001 - Fall 2012 (29 videos) archive.org
Public Health 250A, 001 - Fall 2012 (39 videos) archive.org
International and Area Studies 106, 001, Interna - Fall 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering C245, 001, Mechanical Eng - Fall 2012 (24 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 105, 001 - Fall 2012 (21 videos) archive.org
Earth and Planetary Science C20, 001, Letters an - Fall 2012 (24 videos) archive.org
Economics C3, 001, Environmental Economics and P - Fall 2012 (23 videos) archive.org
Mathematics 128A, 001 - Fall 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
eCHEM 1A: Online General Chemistry (Part 4 of 4) (79 videos) archive.org
eCHEM 1A: Online General Chemistry (Part 3 of 4) (107 videos) archive.org
eCHEM 1A: Online General Chemistry (Part 2 of 4) (121 videos) archive.org
eCHEM 1A: Online General Chemistry (Part 1 of 4) (111 videos) archive.org
Physics 111 (37 videos) archive.org
Journalism 102AC, 001 - Spring 2012 (4 videos) archive.org
Public Sociology, Live! (11 videos) archive.org
Economics 104, 001 - Spring 2012 (16 videos) archive.org
Environ Sci, Policy, and Management 114, 001 - Spring 2012 (23 videos) archive.org
Legal Studies 145, 001 - Spring 2012 (5 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Spring 2012 (12 videos) archive.org
Astronomy 250, 001 - Spring 2012 (12 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 170, 001 - Spring 2012 (24 videos) archive.org
American Studies 10AC, 001 - Spring 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 162, 001 - Spring 2012 (24 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61A, 001 - Spring 2012 (40 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 10, 001 - Spring 2012 (25 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 1A, 002 - Spring 2012 (43 videos) archive.org
Public Health 241, 001 - Spring 2012 (41 videos) archive.org
Plant and Microbial Biology 160, 001 - Spring 2012 (37 videos) archive.org
Physics 112, 001 - Spring 2012 (35 videos) archive.org
Civil and Environmental Engineering 120, 001 - Spring 2012 (1 video) archive.org
Biology 1A, 001 - Spring 2012 (37 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Spring 2012 (40 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 188, 001 - Spring 2012 (24 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 164, 001 - Spring 2012 (21 videos) archive.org
Legal Studies 160, 001 - Spring 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
Economics C3, 001, Environmental Economics and - Spring 2012 (25 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 140, 001 - Spring 2012 (20 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 169, 001 - Spring 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
Letters and Science C70V, 001, Physics C10, 00 - Spring 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001, History C192, 001 - Spring 2012 (27 videos) archive.org
Media Studies 104A, 001 - Spring 2012 (26 videos) archive.org
Computer Science C149, 001, Electrical Enginee - Spring 2012 (23 videos) archive.org
Edible Education: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement (12 videos) archive.org
Economics 119, 001 - Fall 2011 (23 videos) archive.org
Mathematics 16B, 001 - Fall 2011 (24 videos) archive.org
Public Health 250A, 001 - Fall 2011 (35 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 141, 001 - Fall 2011 (18 videos) archive.org
Practice of Art 23AC, 001 - Fall 2011 (22 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 105, 001 - Fall 2011 (21 videos) archive.org
History 151C, 001 - Fall 2011 (24 videos) archive.org
Statistics 20, 002 - Fall 2011 (22 videos) archive.org
Mathematics 16A, 002 - Fall 2011 (24 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Fall 2011 (11 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 162, 001 - Fall 2011 (18 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 10, 001 - Fall 2011 (25 videos) archive.org
Public Health 250B, 001 - Fall 2011 (24 videos) archive.org
Economics 1, 001 - Fall 2011 (24 videos) archive.org
Earth and Planetary Science C20, 001 - Fall 2011 (20 videos) archive.org
Public Health 200C2, 001 - Fall 2011 (10 videos) archive.org
Mathematics 16A, 001 - Fall 2011 (36 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 100, 001 - Fall 2011 (24 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61B, 001 - Fall 2011 (34 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61C, 001 - Fall 2011 (35 videos) archive.org
Philosophy 3, 001 - Fall 2011 (36 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Fall 2011 (40 videos) archive.org
Psychology 101, 001 - Fall 2011 (33 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 188, 001 - Fall 2011 (23 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 1A, 001 - Fall 2011 (39 videos) archive.org
Biology 1A, 001 - Fall 2011 (40 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 3B, 002 - Fall 2011 (26 videos) archive.org
Economics C3, 001 - Fall 2011 (23 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering C245, 001 - Fall 2011 (25 videos) archive.org
Geography C110, 001 - Fall 2011 (24 videos) archive.org
Astronomy 10, 002 - Fall 2011 (25 videos) archive.org
History C187, 001 - Fall 2011 (20 videos) archive.org
Environmental Economics and Policy 100, 001 - Fall 2011 (25 videos) archive.org
Physics C10, 001 - Fall 2011 (26 videos) archive.org
Statistics 21 - Fall 2009 (25 videos) archive.org
Public Health 253E, 001 - Spring 2010 (14 videos) archive.org
Political Science 179, 001 - Spring 2011 (1 video) archive.org
Sociology 150A - Spring 2009 (26 videos) archive.org
Molecular and Cell Biology C148, 001 - Spring 2011 (18 videos) archive.org
Public Health 253B, 001 - Spring 2011 (10 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Spring 2011 (12 videos) archive.org
Practice of Art 8, 001 - Spring 2011 (10 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 141, 001 - Spring 2011 (34 videos) archive.org
Economics C3, 001 - Spring 2011 (24 videos) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2011 (23 videos) archive.org
Public Health 253E, 001 - Spring 2011 (13 videos) archive.org
International and Area Studies 107, 001 - Spring 2011 (21 videos) archive.org
Sociology 185, 001 - Spring 2011 (12 videos) archive.org
Computer Science C149, 001 - Spring 2011 (23 videos) archive.org
Chemistry C234, 001 - Spring 2011 (22 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61A, 001 - Spring 2011 (40 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 10, 001 - Spring 2011 (22 videos) archive.org
Environ Sci, Policy, and Management 114, 001 - Spring 2011 (21 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 1A, 001 - Spring 2011 (43 videos) archive.org
Public Health 241, 001 - Spring 2011 (38 videos) archive.org
Bioengineering 200, 001 - Spring 2011 (5 videos) archive.org
Practice of Art 23AC, 001 - Spring 2011 (23 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 164, 001 - Spring 2011 (35 videos) archive.org
Cognitive Science C102, 001 - Spring 2011 (24 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Spring 2011 (40 videos) archive.org
Biology 1A, 001 - Spring 2011 (38 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 290C, 001 - Spring 2011 (22 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 140, 001 - Spring 2011 (23 videos) archive.org
Astronomy 7B, 001 - Spring 2011 (20 videos) archive.org
Mechanical Engineering 110, 001 - Spring 2011 (25 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 240, 001 - Spring 2011 (26 videos) archive.org
Public Health 257B - Fall 2009 (13 videos) archive.org
Development Studies C10, 001 - Fall 2010 (11 videos) archive.org
Mathematics 16B, 001 - Fall 2010 (19 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 169, 001 - Fall 2010 (21 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 10, 001 - Fall 2010 (25 videos) archive.org
Public Health 251D, 001 - Fall 2010 (12 videos) archive.org
Public Health 257B, 001 - Fall 2010 (13 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Fall 2010 (11 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 162, 001 - Fall 2010 (27 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Fall 2010 (40 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61A, 001 - Fall 2010 (42 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 40, 001 - Fall 2010 (36 videos) archive.org
Statistics 20, 003 - Fall 2010 (34 videos) archive.org
Biology 1A, 001 - Fall 2010 (39 videos) archive.org
Physics C10, 001 - Fall 2010 (26 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering C245, 001 - Fall 2010 (26 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 3B, 002 - Fall 2010 (25 videos) archive.org
Economics C181, 001 - Fall 2010 (25 videos) archive.org
History 5, 001 - Fall 2010 (25 videos) archive.org
Economics C3, 001 - Fall 2010 (23 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 141, 001 - Fall 2010 (28 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 1A, 001 - Fall 2010 (43 videos) archive.org
Law 271, Environmental Law and Policy - Fall 2009 (27 videos) archive.org
Using the miniTweezers Optical Trap (7 videos) archive.org
Statistics 21, 001 - Spring 2010 (25 videos) archive.org
Physics C10, 001 - Spring 2010 (26 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61A, 001 - Spring 2010 (40 videos) archive.org
Biology 1AL, 001 - Spring 2010 (12 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 1A, 002 - Spring 2010 (43 videos) archive.org
Biology 1B, 001 - Spring 2010 (41 videos) archive.org
Biology 1A, 001 - Spring 2010 (39 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 240, 001 - Spring 2010 (29 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 141, 001 - Spring 2010 (26 videos) archive.org
Practice of Art 23AC, 001 - Fall 2009 (0 videos) archive.org
Mathematics 53, 001 - Fall 2009 (25 videos) archive.org
Law 272.3 - Climate Change and the Law - Fall 2008 (12 videos) archive.org
Law 271.71 - International Environmental Law - Spring 2009 (13 videos) archive.org
Law 270.6 - Energy Regulations and the Env- Spring 2008 (15 videos) archive.org
Law 270.7 - Renewable Energy & Alternative Fuels - Fall 2008 (14 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61A - Spring 2008 (41 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 61B - Fall 2006 (39 videos) archive.org
Law 271 - Environmental Law and Policy - Spring 2008 (28 videos) archive.org
Psychology 1 - General Psychology - Fall 2007 (25 videos) archive.org
My Top Videos (9 videos) archive.org
Political Science 179 - Spring 2008 (12 videos) archive.org
Electrical Engineering 290f - Spring 2007 (30 videos) archive.org
Peace and Conflict Studies 164A - Fall 2006 (28 videos) archive.org
Peace and Conflict Studies 164B - Spring 2007 (27 videos) archive.org
AST210/EE213 - Soft X-Rays and Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation (28 videos) archive.org
SIMS 141 - Search Engines - Fall 2005 (16 videos) archive.org
Physics 10, 001 - Spring 2006 (26 videos) archive.org
Integrative Biology 131 - General Human Anatomy - Fall 2005 (39 videos) archive.org
Chemistry 3B - Spring 2006 (23 videos) archive.org
ME C117 - Structural Aspects of Biomaterials - Spring 2007 (25 videos) archive.org

These three courses are erroneously split across multiple playlists. It may be good to keep them together in one item.

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Public Health 150E, 001 - Spring 2015 (14 videos) archive.org
Public Health 150E, 001 - Spring 2015 (1 video) archive.org
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Computer Science 198, 032 - Spring 2015 (6 videos) archive.org
Computer Science 198, 032 - Spring 2015 (1 video) archive.org
Computer Science 198, 032 - Spring 2015 (1 video) archive.org
Computer Science 198, 032 - Spring 2015 (1 video) archive.org
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Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2015 (13 videos) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2015 (1 video) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2015 (1 video) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2015 (1 video) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2015 (2 videos) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2015 (1 video) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2015 (1 video) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2015 (3 videos) archive.org
Cognitive Science C103, 001 - Spring 2015 (2 videos) archive.org

There are 28 semester-long playlists whose constituent videos are almost a subset of the individual course videos found above. There are just 61 videos, most of them private, found in the semester-long playlists that are not accounted for above. Except for the exceptions listed in the table below, we don't have to download the videos of these playlists (we already have their metadata).


YouTube videos in semester playlists but not course playlists

These are the 61 videos that are found in the semester-long playlists that don't have their own individual course playlist:

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American Studies C132B - Lecture 10: Introduction to pragmat x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 11: : Pragmatism continued, x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 12: Pragmatism continued, W x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 13: Pragmatism review; prag x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 14: Pragmatism review; prag x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 15: : John Dewey as the thi x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 18 : Modernist social scien x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 19: Modernist social scienc x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 20: The heyday of manageria x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 21: Intellectual roots of t x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 22: Intellectual roots of t x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 23: 1968, when what was alr x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 2: Republicanism, liberalis x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 4: American political econo x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 5: American political econo x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 6: The new science of the m x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 7: The new science of the m x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 8: Economic growth and soci x archive.org
American Studies C132B - Lecture 9: Economic growth and soci x archive.org
Astronomy 7B - Lecture 28 x archive.org
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 120 - Lecture 4 x archive.org
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 120 - Lecture 5 x archive.org
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 120 - Lecture 6 x archive.org
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 120 - Lecture 7 x archive.org
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 120 - Lecture 8; Audio p x archive.org
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YouTube videos without playlists

playlists-20170307.json and uploads-20170307.json cover almost the same set of videos, but not quite. playlists has 9,881 videos and uploads has 9,897. Their union has 9,953 videos and their intersection has 9,825. There are 56 videos that are in playlists but not uploads, and 72 videos that are in uploads but not playlists.

Here are the 72 videos that are in uploads but not playlists:

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American Studies C132B - 2014-04-16: Critiques of managerial liberalism—th x
American Studies C132B - 2014-11-18: The linguistic turn x
Berkeley is fighting back [UC Berkeley] x
Bioengineering 200 - 2014-05-07 x
Biology 1AL - 2014-04-21 x
Biology 1B - 2014-03-05 x
Biology 1B - 2014-04-09 x
Biology 1B - 2014-04-23 x
CalCentral - Raymond has a block x
Chemistry 1AL - 2014-04-04: Biofuels 1: Ecotoxicity assay and synthesis x
Computer Science 162 - 2014-10-31 x
Computer Science 61B - 2014-11-26 x
Computer Science 61C - 2014-04-14 x
Computer Science 70 - Lecture 1 x
Computer Science 70 - Lecture 23: Full version will be available soon x
Computer Science 70 - Lecture 28: Complete version will be available soon x
Computer Science 70 - Lecture 6 x
CS 61A Lecture 15: Generic Operators I x
Earth and Planetary Science C20 - 2014-10-30: CS: Deadliest volcanoes x
Economics 115 - 2014-03-04: Low audio x
Economics 115 - 2014-04-17: videos removed x
Economics 115 - 2014-04-22 x
Economics 115 - 2014-05-01 x
Economics 1 - 2014-11-10: Multipliers x
Economics C3 - 2014-04-10 x
Electrical Engineering 130 - Lecture 14 x
Electrical Engineering 140 - 2014-04-07: Lecture 28: Last minutes of lectu x
Electrical Engineering 140 - 2014-04-16: Lecture 32: Last minutes of lectu x
Electrical Engineering 143 - 2014-10-16: Ion Implantation I -- Range & Str x
Environmental Economics and Policy C1 - Lecture 3 x
Environ Sci, Policy, and Management 114 - 2015-02-02 x
Integrative Biology 131 - Lecture 15: Cardiology x
International and Area Studies 106 - 2014-04-10 x
Japanese 7A - 2014-09-18 x
Lecture 10: LC, RLC circuits, intro to phasors and impedance x
Lecture 11: Phasors, Impedence, Transfer functions, Filters, Bode plots x
Lecture 12: Transfer Functions, Filters, Bode Plots x
Lecture 13: Bode Plots, Intro to Integrated Circuits and Digital Logic 1 x
Lecture 14: Power, Intro to Integrated Circuits and Digital Logic 2 x
Lecture 16: Power in Digital Circuits, CMOS, Intro to Diodes x
Lecture 17: Tradeoffs in Digital Circuits (Power, Speed, Cost), Diodes x
Lecture 18: Intro to Semiconductor Physics, PN Junctions, Chip Manufacturing x
Lecture 1: Introduction, Ohm's Law, Sign Conventions x
Lecture 2: Kirchoff's Laws, Voltage and Current Divider, Node Voltage Method x
Lecture 3: Node Voltage contd., Superposition, Transformation Theorems, Simulation, Strain Gauge x
Lecture 4: More Node Voltage and Thevenin Equivalents, Intro to Op-Amps x
Lecture 5: Introduction to Op-Amps x
Lecture 6: Op-Amps continued x
Lecture 7: Op-amps in saturation and with positive feedback, MyDaq x
Lecture 8: Capacitors and Inductors , Node Voltage with capacitors and inductors, ODEs x
Lecture 9: DE review, solving RC, RL circuits x
LIVE: Local, Clean and Green Conference 2011 x
Magnesium Dry Ice x
Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Circuits (MAS-IC) Curriculum x
Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Circuits (MAS-IC) Program x
Nuclear Engineering 101 - Lecture 3 x
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 10 - 2014-11-04 x
On The Same Page Freedom's Orator Spot x
PACS 164B - Lecture 28 x
Philosophy 3 - 2014-11-19 x
Physics C10 - 2014-04-03 x
Psychology 131 - 2014-04-07 x
Psychology 140 - 2014-04-14 x
Psychology 160 - Lecture 7 x
Public Health 250A - Lecture 12 x
Public Health 253B - Lecture 3 x
Sociology 185 - Lecture 13: Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito on Social Minefields in Latin America x
Sociology 185 - Lecture 14: The Class Discusses Global Sociology - What have we Learned? x
The Greek and EU Crisis x
UC Berkeley ETS - Classroom Audio/Visual Tutorial x
(Un)Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Promise of Community Knowledge x
Welcome to UC Berkeley, Class of 2011! x

iTunes U

We have downloaded all of the 1,174 iTunes U items, except for two whose files are 404.

Because of its length, the table of iTunes status is in a subpage: UC Berkeley Course Captures/iTunes Status.

For a list of one person's raw downloads, see itunes-fifield.lslR.txt (filenames and sizes) and itunes-fifield.sha256sum.txt (sha256sums). You'll need to cross-reference with id354813951_2.tar.xz under #Indexes of files to assign meaningful names to the course ids and video filenames.

Some files that do not have licensing information in the YouTube/iTunes metadata actually have licensing metadata in the media files themselves. ffprobe can show this information.

Shutdown notice

2017-03-01

http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/03/01/course-capture/ [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is]

Cathy Koshland, UC Berkeley vice chancellor for undergraduate education, sent this message to the campus community today:

Dear Campus Community,

I wanted to share with you the decision to restrict access to our legacy Course Capture (classroom lecture) videos and podcasts, currently searchable at webcast.berkeley.edu and found on YouTube and UC Berkeley iTunesU, to members of the campus community.

As part of the campus’s ongoing effort to improve the accessibility of online content, we have determined that instead of focusing on legacy content that is 3-10 years old, much of which sees very limited use, we will work to create new public content that includes accessible features. Our public legacy libraries on YouTube and iTunesU include over 20,000 publications. This move will also partially address recent findings by the Department of Justice which suggests that the YouTube and iTunesU content meet higher accessibility standards as a condition of remaining publicly available. Finally, moving our content behind authentication allows us to better protect instructor intellectual property from “pirates” who have reused content for personal profit without consent.

Since fall 2015 we have piloted publishing all of our Course Capture content behind CAS/CalNet authentication. This strategy has enhanced our ability to accommodate students and UC Berkeley community members who have demonstrated an accessibility need, and we have concluded that authentication is an intervention that is appropriately responsive to the Berkeley community.

We will continue to evaluate the role of online Course Capture and distribution in tandem with advances in technology befitting the No. 1 public institution in the country. Berkeley will maintain its commitment to sharing content to the public through our partnership with EdX (edx.org). This free and accessible content includes a wide range of educational opportunities and topics from across higher ed.

Beginning March 15, 2017, access to iTunesU course content will be suspended. On the same day we will begin the process of moving the publicly offered YouTube content made from the current legacy channel [youtube.com/ucberkeley] to a new authentication login required channel. The entire process is expected to take three to five months. During this time the ETS team will migrate the videos into the new channel behind CalNet/CAS authentication. Berkeley users seeking to view this older content will be able to access it by logging into YouTube with their bConnected/Google-supported identity.

To help manage the instructional impact, instructors with legacy content have been contacted. Instructors utilizing the ETS Course Capture service since fall 2015 will experience no changes in viewing or accessing content.

Enrolled Berkeley students requiring accommodations will continue to receive support through the Disabled Students Program.

Finally, as we continue to strive for inclusion and effective teaching and learning for all members of the campus community, we encourage you to reference a new campus website designed to help instructors identify best practices and techniques in creating accessible course content for all users: accesscontent.berkeley.edu.

For additional information, please review this FAQ document.

2017-02-24 http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/02/24/faq-on-legacy-public-course-capture-content/ [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is]

Here is additional information to assist the campus community and the public with upcoming changes to UC Berkeley’s library of legacy public Course Capture (classroom lecture) content from webcast.berkeley.edu, located on YouTube and UC Berkeley iTunesU.

Who uses this content? How much of the content is used/watched?
Course recordings are a study-tool for current students. Results from a recent review of our legacy (2006-2015) public course recordings on YouTube show that the average video is watched for less than eight minutes.
Who are the “pirates” mentioned in the CalMessage?
Pirates is a term used to describe websites that embed YouTube content without the permission of the original copyright holder for profit. UC Berkeley legacy Course Capture content has been discovered on for-profit websites, which use either a subscription fee or on-page advertising.
Why now? Is this related to the DOJ letter?
UC Berkeley stopped posting course lecture videos publicly through webcast.berkeley.edu in 2015 as a way to reduce costs and increase adoption. However, we left legacy content from 2006-2015 in place. The Department of Justice letter indicates that they believe our legacy Course Capture content from webcast.berkeley.edu and located on YouTube and iTunesU is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are removing the legacy webcast.berkeley.edu content from public access to focus on making future public content more accessible. Instructors are encouraged to reference accesscontent.berkeley.edu for best practices and resources for making course content accessible.
If we don’t add captions and descriptions, what happens?
Failure to meet the expectations of the Department of Justice could mean potential legal and financial ramifications.
What about current students who need captioning?
ETS and the Disabled Students Program (DSP) have been partnering over the last several years to identify courses requiring captioning based on student need. The partnership and support of students working with DSP will continue.
What will happen to the recordings?
Beginning March 15, 2017, iTunesU Course Capture content will be removed. You may continue to use/download course capture content until that date. Other content in this location such as events, KALX and Public Affairs content will remain available after March 15. On the same day ETS will begin moving the publicly offered YouTube course capture content from the current legacy channel [youtube.com/ucberkeley] to a new authentication login-required channel. The entire process is expected to take three to five months. Berkeley users seeking to view this older content will be able to access it by logging into YouTube with their bConnected/Google supported identity. Instructors with course recordings on YouTube recorded fall 2015 or later will experience no change. Individual video URLs (links) will remain unchanged. Instructors currently using impacted recordings are encouraged to contact the Course Capture team to identify ways to mitigate any effect on their courses: coursecapture@berkeley.edu
How long will videos be interrupted?
The entire process to migrate the public YouTube videos from their current location to a new YouTube channel that will be accessible with campus member’s bConnected/Google supported identity will take 8-10 weeks and begin on March 15, 2017. Each video will be unavailable on bCourses for 2-3 business days. If you are a current instructor using impacted legacy recordings please contact the Course Capture team to review your needs: coursecapture@berkeley.edu
If I have other videos that I want to get captioned or audio described, how would I do that?
While speech-to-text tools continue to improve, effective captioning remains a very manual process. The UC System has recently introduced contracts with several vendors to provide captioning services.The vendor transcribes a recording and adds the text to the appropriate YouTube video, or a transcriber may be hired to caption an event live. At UC Berkeley, content created/captured by Berkeley Video and Berkeley AV is now being captioned. Information on audio description best practices are available at: https://webaccess.berkeley.edu/resources/tips/audio-description and https://webaccess.berkeley.edu/ask-pecan/descriptive-audio
I’m using the impacted recordings (iTunesU or spring 2015 or earlier YouTube content) in my course now. What should I do?
ETS is working hard to mitigate impacts to current instruction. If you already have a list of your video links, you have no additional steps to take. Video URLs will remain unchanged. If you need assistance or have additional concerns, please contact the Course Capture team to review your needs: coursecapture@berkeley.edu
I am an instructor who is using impacted recordings (iTunesU or spring 2015 or earlier YouTube content) for something outside of UC Berkeley. What should I do?
If you are an instructor using legacy recordings currently available to the public as an extension of your research or teaching, please contact the Course Capture team: coursecapture@berkeley.edu
Why was the public not notified before webcast.berkeley.edu content disappeared so that we had a chance to download iTunes legacy content?
We added notifications to our sites and provided a warning before content began to be removed. The legacy content on webcast.berkeley.edu located on YouTube and UC Berkeley’s iTunes U is three to ten years old.
I am a Berkeley instructor who wants to use old content in my class, where can I find the URL to share with my students?
Before videos are migrated: Instructors can copy/paste their YouTube links for future reference. Link URLs will remain unchanged. Educational Technology Services (ETS) is working to modify webcast.berkeley.edu so that videos are accessible to UC Berkeley CalNet users starting in April Instructors with immediate questions can contact the Course Capture team: coursecapture@berkeley.edu
Can I get a copy of my old lectures from YouTube to use personally?
Currently, ETS doesn’t have a service that provides copies of recordings to individuals.
I am a Berkeley CalNet user, so why can’t I search for videos and playlists that I used to be able to see on webcast.berkeley.edu?
The process that allows us to place the videos behind authentication removes playlists and content search options. ETS is working to provide campus users a new website that will function as a directory of recordings that should launch sometime in April on the existing webcast.berkeley.edu site.
Can I still find previous events and other non-Course Capture recordings on YouTube?
The public UC Berkeley Events Channel (youtube.com/ucberkeleyevents) will continue to be available. Many recordings at this location are already captioned and plans are in place to caption future content.