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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# frozen_string_literal: true
# fetch-bbc-sfx: Fetch the entire BBC Sound Effects Archive.
# Note: Sound effects are downloaded sequentially, to avoid hogging the service.
# All sound effects are copyrighted by the BBC and
# licensed under the terms of the RemArc license.
require "csv"
require "json"
require "net/http"
CSV_URL = ""
ASSET_BASE = "<location>s"
def try_fetch(url)
rescue Net::HTTPError => e
abort "Fetch of #{url} failed: #{e}"
puts "[+] Fetching the SFX manifest..."
csv_data = try_fetch CSV_URL
CSV.parse(csv_data, headers: true) do |row|
location = row["location"]
asset_url = ASSET_BASE % { location: location }
puts "[+] Saving #{location}..."
wav = try_fetch asset_url
File.write location, wav