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== Bandcamp collection downloader
A command-line tool to automatically download all releases purchased with a Bandcamp account.
$ java -jar ./bandcamp-collection-downloader.jar -d myMusicFolder myBandcampAccount
Usage: java -jar bandcamp-collection-downloader.jar [-hnsV] [-c=<pathToCookiesFile>] [-d=<pathToDownloadFolder>]
[-f=<audioFormat>] [-j=<jobs>] [-r=<retries>] [-t=<timeout>] <bandcampUser>
Download items from an existing Bandcamp account collection.
<bandcampUser> The Bandcamp user account from which all releases must be downloaded.
A file containing valid Bandcamp credential cookies.
The file must either be obtained using the Firefox extension "Cookie Quick Manager" (https://addons.
mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookie-quick-manager/) or using the Chrome extension "cookies.txt"
If no cookies file is provided, cookies from the local Firefox installation are used (Windows and
The folder in which downloaded releases must be extracted.
The following structure is considered: <pathToDownloadFolder>/<artist>/<year> - <release>.
(default: current folder)
The chosen audio format of the files to download (default: vorbis).
Possible values: flac, wav, aac-hi, mp3-320, aiff-lossless, vorbis, mp3-v0, alac.
-h, --help Show this help message and exit.
-j, --jobs=<jobs> Amount of parallel jobs (threads) to use (default: 4).
-n, --dry-run Perform a trial run with no changes made on the filesystem.
-r, --retries=<retries> Amount of retries for each HTTP connection (default: 3).
-s, --skip-hidden Don't download hidden items of the collection.
-t, --timeout=<timeout> Timeout in ms before giving up an HTTP connection (default: 50000).
-V, --version Print version information and exit.
=== Bandcamp authentication
This tool does not manage authentication with Bandcamp servers, as they require a valid token from Google Captcha.
Hence, authentication must first be achieved using Firefox or Chrome.
Then there are two possibilities:
- If using Firefox and running a Windows or Linux system (and if the `--cookies-file` parameter is not used), then the tool will automatically find the required cookies in the Firefox profile folder of the system user.
*This approach is incompatible with versions of Firefox prior to 74.0*.
- Else, Bandcamp cookies must be exported in JSON using the Firefox Addon https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookie-quick-manager/[Cookie Quick Manager] or in text format with this Chrome Addon https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cookiestxt/njabckikapfpffapmjgojcnbfjonfjfg?hl=en[cookies.txt].
The output, either txt from cookies.txt or JSON from Cookie Quick Manager, can then be used using the parameter `--cookies-file`.
Example of command:
$ java -jar bandcamp-collection-downloader.jar --cookies-file=cookies.json --download-folder=~/Music myBandcampIdentifier
This will download all albums ever bought by the Bandcamp account _myBandcampIdentifier_, and extract the music in the folder `~/Music`, The tool always creates one folder per artist, each containing one folder per album (with the format `<year> - <album name>`).
After downloading the first album, it will create a `bandcamp-collection-downloader.cache` file in the chosen download folder. This allows the tool to remembers which albums have already been successfully downloaded, and thus prevents unnecessarily hitting the Bandcamp servers.
=== Installing and updating
Releases are published on link:https://framagit.org/Ezwen/bandcamp-collection-downloader/-/releases[this page].
Each release comes with an executable jar file named `bandcamp-collection-downloader.jar` that contains all required dependencies, and that can therefore be directly executed with a simple `java -jar` command.
Look for the link named "_Executable jar_" under each release description.
At the moment there it no official installation procedure: just put `bandcamp-collection-downloader.jar` wherever you want and execute it from anywhere you want.
To install a newer version, simply replace your `bandcamp-collection-downloader.jar` file by the most recent version from the releases page.
If you want to be notified of new releases, you can subscribe to link:https://framagit.org/Ezwen/bandcamp-collection-downloader/-/tags?format=atom[this Atom feed].
The tool is written in Kotlin and compilation is handled by Gradle 6.7.
A Gradle task named `fatJar` is available to build a standalone executable jar with all dependencies:
$ git clone https://framagit.org/Gwendal/bandcamp-collection-downloader.git
$ cd bandcamp-collection-downloader
$ gradle fatjar
The resulting binary can then be found in `build/libs/bandcamp-collection-downloader.jar`.
This tool relies on the following libraries:
- https://jsoup.org/[jsoup] to get and parse HTML,
- https://github.com/zeroturnaround/zt-zip[zt-zip] to unzip downloaded albums,
- https://picocli.info/[picocli] to provide a fancy CLI,
- https://github.com/google/gson[Gson] to parse JSON files,
- http://ini4j.sourceforge.net/[[ini4j]] to parse INI files,
- https://github.com/xerial/sqlite-jdbc[sqlite-jdbc] to read SQLite files.