Update (2010/08/10): It seems that The Brunei Times has changed their online newspaper to use SWF files instead of JPG files so you can’t easily view the files anymore =(. The download script has been changed to download SWF files
So I love the fact that The Brunei Times has a great looking website, started Twittering, had video news and most importantly has an E-Paper which is an exact replica of their actual newspaper available online. It’s great that they allow people to read the papers in such a way, but my distaste for Flash led me to be curious of how to get the actual images displayed for offline reading. While looking in Firefox’s web cache I found the URL of the pages:
Page 1 default view: http://www.bt.com.bn/e-paper/images/page1.jpg
Page 1 zoomed in: http://www.bt.com.bn/e-paper/images/page1_zoom.jpg
Armed with that knowledge I started building a script that would let me download these files onto my computer for reading at a later time and possibly even copying the files to my phone and reading it there.
- Mac/OS X
- wget for Mac/OS X
- Mac download script
- Ensure that the wget file (not folder) is in the same directory as the download script
- wget for Windows
- Windows download script
- Both wget binary and dependencies are required. Extract the dependencies put it in the bin folder that wget.exe is in.
Ensure that the wget folder is in the same directory as the download script
- wget and Bash shell: This is typically not needed, but check your distribution documentation on how to install applications
- Linux download script
- Double click the download script to download the news for the day. This will download the news into a folder of the given date
- Open the folder and read the news
4 thoughts on “Brunei Times E-paper Downloader”
i can;t :(
but i use another method :)
Oh sorry to hear it can’t work. What platform are you using? What other method did you use?