Download Apple Events in 4K

6 days ago

Apple's latest events have been streamed and uploaded to their website in full 4K! These are very simple to download, with just one command.

Step 1: Check you have ffmpeg

You'll need ffmpeg to download these events. To check if it's installed on your system, just open a Terminal and type ffmpeg. If you see ffmpeg version x.x.x Copyright © 2000–2020 the FFmpeg developers, you're good to go. Skip to step 2. If that command produced an error, you don't have ffmpeg installed.

If you have Homebrew installed, just enter brew install ffmpeg. If you don't have Homebrew, you can follow this StackExchange answer to install it another way.

Step 2: Find and download the event

Simply copy the command below for the event you want to download, and paste it into a Terminal:

"One More Thing" - November 2020

ffmpeg -i -c copy Nov2020.mp4

"Hi, Speed" - October 2020

ffmpeg -i -c copy Oct2020.mp4

"Time Flies" - September 2020

ffmpeg -i -c copy Sept2020.mp4

WWDC20 Keynote - June 2020

ffmpeg -i -c copy WWDC20.mp4

The events will be saved into your home folder (press Cmd+Shift+H in Finder on macOS to go there) when they're done.


I'll keep this article updated as Apple host new events, and if the commands stop working. Let me know if you have any problems!

A few of these events (and extras!) can be found on my YouTube channel. Make sure to also follow me on Twitter for more cool stuff!