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Jan 13, 2021
1h 4m

Unlike simple text-based scraping, scraping media from the web has differences that you need to be aware of. In this course, Scraping Media from the Web with Python, you’ll gain the ability to identify web media links and analyze the best method to acquire this data. First, you’ll explore different content types and extraction methods. Next, you’ll discover various tools to download the media. Finally, you’ll learn how to process the media once you have acquired it. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of scraping web media needed to successfully identify, analyze, download, and process web media based data.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name is Alan O'Neill and welcome to my Corson scraping web media. I'm an engineer and architect, and my background is an enterprise. Systems in the is course we're going to learn about how to scrape web media. Scraping web media is different from other forms of web scraping. This course is designed to give you the know how and knowledge that you need to confidently acquire web media yourself. Some of the major topics will cover our different content types and how they relate to web media, different link extraction methods and how to use them. Processing different types of web media, such as images, video, audio and documents. How to extract useful hidden metadata in web media files. Best practice for working with large files and interesting use cases for media processing such a speech recognition. By the end of this course, you will understand why web media is different and how to approach acquiring different web media formats. Learn how to extract the links you need from web page is to be able to download web media. Be familiar with various methods for downloading web media files that you've identified. And a finally gained knowledge on the most common ways to process media files. Once you have acquired thumb before beginning this course, it will be help if you have already mastered the basics of web scraping to extract text from websites. But it's not a tall compulsory. It would also be helpful if you have basic knowledge of Python the language will use throughout the course, but again, not necessary. From here, you'll be able to continue your learning by diving in to web data with other courses on web scraping in general data analysis on the web media data you have scraped using machine learning to gain insights using the web media data that you have scraped. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn how to scrape web media with the scraping web media course at Pluralsight.