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A CLI batch downloader for your Bandcamp collection.
Bandsnatch is a Rust tool for downloading all of your Bandcamp purchases all at once in your desired format, and being able to be run multiple times when you buy new releases.
This project is heavily inspired by Ezwen's bandcamp-collection-downloader, which I used myself before this, specifically existing to help me learn Rust, but also to add some improvements over it that I've wanted.
State of the Project
This tool is still currently a work in progress, so bugs and other weirdness may occur. If anything weird happens or something breaks, please open an issue about it with information and reproduction steps if possible. Specifically testing use of this with large collections would be very helpful to see if there's any areas that I need to improve in.
If you're a developer poking around in the code, please note that this is my first proper project written using Rust, so code quality may be subpar, especially in terms of memory usage. If you have any ideas to improve the project in general I'd love to hear them.
The most basic usage is along the lines of
bandsnatch run -f <format> <username>, as it will try to automatically fetch
cookies from a local
cookies.json or from Firefox (TODO). But if this fails
you can provide the
-c option with a path to a cookies file to use.
For more advanced usage, you can run
bandsnatch run -h to get output similar
to the following.
Run Bandsnatch to download your collection Usage: bandsnatch run [OPTIONS] --format <AUDIO_FORMAT> <USER> Arguments: <USER> Name of the user to download releases from (must be logged in through cookies) [env: BS_USER=] Options: -f, --format <AUDIO_FORMAT> The audio format to download the files in [env: BS_FORMAT=] [possible values: flac, wav, aac-hi, mp3-320, aiff-lossless, vorbis, mp3-v0, alac] -c, --cookies <COOKIES_FILE> [env: BS_COOKIES=] --debug Enables some extra debug output in certain scenarios [env: BS_DEBUG=] -d, --dry-run Return a list of all tracks to be downloaded, without actually downloading them -F, --force Ignores any found cache file and instead does a from-scratch download run [env: BS_FORCE=] -j, --jobs <JOBS> The amount of parallel jobs (threads) to use [env: BS_JOBS=] [default: 4] -n, --limit <LIMIT> Maximum number of releases to download. Useful for testing [env: BS_LIMIT=] -o, --output-folder <FOLDER> The folder to extract downloaded releases to [env: BS_OUTPUT_FOLDER=] [default: ./] -h, --help Print help information
Besides these options, you can also use environment variables with the option
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE, prefixed with
BS_, so that if set up correctly
you can just run
bandsnatch run and have it automatically download your
collection to the folder you want.
bandsnatch run -c ./cookies.json -f flac -o ./Music ovyerus
This would download my entire music collection into a local "Music" folder, and
also create a
bandcamp-collection-downloader.cache in the same directory,
which then gets read on future runs in order to skip items it has already
Because Bandsnatch does not manage logging into Bandcamp itself, you need to
provide it the authentication cookies. For Firefox users, you can extract a
cookies.json with the
Cookie Quick Manager extension,
and on Chrome, you can use the
Get cookies.txt extension,
to extract the cookies in the Netscape format, which Bandsnatch also supports.
If you don't provide the
--cookies option, Bandsnatch will attempt to
automatically find a file named
cookies.txt in the local
directory and load it.
Binary builds of Bandsnatch are available on our releases page for Windows, Mac (both ARM & Intel), and Linux (various architectures).
brew install ovyerus/tap/bandsnatch
scoop bucket add ovyerus https://github.com/Ovyerus/bucket scoop install bandsnatch
An unofficial AUR package is available from wale at https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/bandsnatch. Either use your favourite AUR helper, or you can install it manually via the following:
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/bandsnatch.git cd bandsnatch makepkg -si
cargo install bandsnatch
Pull this repository and run
cargo build --release, and look for the
bandsnatch binary in
This program is licensed under the MIT license (see LICENSE or https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT).