How to limit download rate on Ignite Videos

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2016

If you are using THE powershell script to download Ignite 2016 Videos and Slide Decks you probably noticed that it will try to use all your bandwidth available and maybe kill all your connections, so, if this happened to you, you will find this useful

Hack into the ps file, go to line 156:

Start-Process -FilePath .\youtube-dl.exe -ArgumentList "-o ""$vidFullFile""", $url -NoNewWindow -Wait

and replace with this

Start-Process -FilePath .\youtube-dl.exe -ArgumentList "-o ""$vidFullFile""","--limit-rate 30K" , $url -NoNewWindow -Wait

customize the --limit-rate argument to suit your preferences and voila!

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