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Need a simple program created.

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by CountStacula, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. CountStacula

    CountStacula BANNED BANNED

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    Okay, I'm looking for someone to create a very simple program for me. The program will load YouTube and will navigate through thousands of pages scraping the URL of all videos with more than 1 million views. It's that simple. I don't want this to be a slow process though, I have seen programs scrape hundreds of URLs in 1 minute, so I want something similar to that, although I realize with the requirement for the URL to be scraped, it wouldn't be getting that many a minute. Please post your price for this project and I will select the lowest bidder.

    My skype: Nick14874

    THANKS!
     
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    CountStacula BANNED BANNED

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    Or, better yet, it will allow me to type in any given keyword and then type in the least amount of views a video can have in order to scrape the ID
     
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    Will be in contact shortly
     
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    forwarded your request to my coder. Will get back to you soon
     
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    Crazy. my phone just died. I'll be back in the chat in a second, sorry. I'm still open to anyone else who has offers!
     
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    CountStacula BANNED BANNED

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    I have someone who offered to complete both specifications for 80$ PHP based. Can anyone beat that?
     
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    Don't select on price alone.....it will always come and bite you in the ass!!
     
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    I'll give you some free advice on the software that you need.
    Ytube has hundreds and thousands of video's.
    If you want to go thru all those pages to check for popular videos with php you'll find that you will have timeouts. I wouldn't go for a php based solution if I where you. Just my 2 cents, but offcourse if your programmer is good, he'll offer you a solution for this. Good luck on your project.
     
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    So you think it's going to time out often? I mean either way, it should be able to continue on scraping more IDs and I don't need to do this forever. I just need to compile a big list of like say 10-20k URLs
     
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    CountStacula BANNED BANNED

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    How much would you charge for this?
     
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    I wouldn't have a clue - I wasn't trying to put you off the offer at 80 bucks, but I have been stung in the past with going on price alone.

    Was the same when I used to do hosting, people wanted the world for pennies and screamed like hell when things went wrong. Thats why I always used to charge more than most people, had less clients but made more money and had less support requests :)

    Sorry if I sounded a bit pissy - didn;t mean to!!

    FB
     
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    CountStacula BANNED BANNED

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    Alright, well if you are capable of doing this project, please let me know a price.
     
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    No offense, but this is just a general rule of thumb when getting software developed. You will always find someone who will "beat" a price, but at what cost to you? A 3 week delay? Constant support correspondence due to unstable software? Language barriers? You can very quickly hit Freelancer or ODesk and outsource to India or Pakistan. But a vast majority of the time you'll be outsourcing to a team, and that team will most likely be busy, and you will wait and the application may or may not be to your specifications. If your profit margin is so thin that going from $80 to $150 or $250 is testing the viability of your project, I'd probably consider pursuing something more profitable.
     
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    Here's the thing though. This guy says he will have it done within 48 hours and I really only need to use it once. Once I gather a list of 20-50k URLs, I'm done with the script/program. So really, I don't care about support, as long as it works and I get what I need the first time around, I'll be more than happy. That's the whole reason I'm looking for the cheapest price in this situation.
     
  15. cooooookies

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    So why don't you just ask:? guys, I need a list of at least 20k youtube vids with more then 1M views. Tell me your prize.
     
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    Because I have already made a thread of this nature and have only received one response with someone who had 10k random videos.

    I'll pay 30$ for a list of 20k videos all having over 1 million views.
     
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    Sorry, "Tell me your prize" wasn't me asking :)

    Actually, for the prize range of say 30-100$, you should find people who would generate such a list for you / or even deliver a program. Easy stuff.

    Good luck.
     
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    Oh, okay. I guess I'll just wait and have the script mad for me.
     
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    I tried to contact you via skype with no luck
     
  20. lianne

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    I can create this program for you, can you tell me whats your budget?