SummaryI made a downloader for Bandcamp (/SoundCloud). Check it out: http://bcdlr.yaheard.us / http://bandcampdownloader.yaheard.us
Just added -- basic SoundCloud support. Because SoundCloud hosts user uploads, however, naming is much less likely to be (as) accurate.
DetailI like Bandcamp. It is a clean site that straight-links offsite to a band's page of choice, enables streaming and purchase, makes use of HTML5, and has an impressive variety of music.
While I have a smartphone, I only have 100MB/month for my data. I pay $30/month...give me a break. So, I use a 16GB SD card to keep (some) music with me. I'm also very much "try before you buy". If I've bought the last 2 CDs by a band, I can do a blind buy...but otherwise, I want to know I'll listen regularly before I shell out my money. I'm still hesitant of digital only purchases (i know, right?); even though the first thing I do when I get a CD is rip it (to .ogg).
So, I made a bandcamp downloader. Because Bandcamp makes use of HTML5 (maybe flash fallback, for older browser support?) to play their audio, their source links are pretty much out and the open. At first, I parsed through some source code to download the songs I wanted to listen to on my commute. I rarely get the chance to listen at my house...sitting in front of my computer. However, I was dissapointed that there was not an easier way.
I found a few pages that had bookmarlets, extensions, and js scripts to do the task...but they seemed a little more difficult then I prefer my user experiences to be, and some were browser-dependent.
After making my experiment, I ran across the following two solutions:
- Bandcamp Download (http://bandcampdownload.com/) is kinda similar to what I wanted to do...but excels more at entire album downloads because it compresses (to .tar.gz -- a linux format to scare off users after the server's done the downloading work, i guess) for a single download. It seems to be down alot, though.
- Offliberty (http://offliberty.com/) seems to grab A file from the referenced page. Due to this, it works best on individual song pages. It works on artist or album pages, but only grabs the first track, and the forced download doesn't name the download with artist/album/track information.
Here's the result...the Bandcamp Downloader (http://bandcampdownloader.yaheard.us / http://bcdlr.yaheard.us)