Download 2020 Apple Events in full 4K
Apple’s latest events have been streamed and uploaded to their website in full 4K! These are very simple to download, with just one command.
Step 1: Check you have ffmpeg
You’ll need ffmpeg to download these events. To check if it’s installed on your system, just open a Terminal and type
ffmpeg. If you see
ffmpeg version x.x.x Copyright © 2000–2020 the FFmpeg developers, you’re good to go. Skip to step 2.
If that command produced an error, you don’t have ffmpeg installed. If you have Homebrew installed, just enter brew install ffmpeg . If you don’t have Homebrew, you can follow this StackExchange answer to install it another way.
Step 2: Find and download the event
Simply copy the command below for the event you want to download, and paste it into a Terminal:
“One More Thing” — November 2020
ffmpeg -i https://p-events-delivery.akamaized.net/2010ayctcrodak763xivpxn4htcuhco9/m3u8/vod_index-2MxnV7vcNFJoAHxqBcV9CU3w3JsXVVgh.m3u8 -c copy Nov2020.mp4
“Hi, Speed” — October 2020
ffmpeg -i https://p-events-delivery.akamaized.net/2109isftrwvmiekgrjkbbhxhfbkxjkoj/m3u8/vod_index.m3u8 -c copy Oct2020.mp4
“Time Flies” — September 2020
ffmpeg -i https://p-events-delivery.akamaized.net/1108byjxmnoakagswdphbwatymztxxew/m3u8/vod_index.m3u8 -c copy Sept2020.mp4
WWDC20 Keynote — June 2020
ffmpeg -i https://p-events-delivery.akamaized.net/2605bdtgclbnfypwzfkzdsupvcyzhhbx/vod5/master/15660/2160p_15660.m3u8 -c copy WWDC20.mp4
The events will be saved into your home folder (press Cmd+Shift+H in Finder to go there) when they’re done.
I’ll keep this article updated as Apple host new events, and if the commands stop working. Let me know if you have any problems! A few of these events (and extras!) can be found on my YouTube channel. Make sure to also follow me on Twitter for more cool stuff!
[Update 03/12/20: Fixed October 2020 event command.