About

This site provides an archive of the American Intelligence Media’s audio output sourced from their Youtube & Vimeo channels but also their blog.

This website is not affiliated with AIM and visitors are directed to the AIM website for canonical content, further information about their shows and opportunities for contact.

Audios from new AIM videos are typically extracted and added to this page within 24 hours although this can sometimes take longer. This AIM4Truth page is updated immediately when new content is available and should be checked for fresh content, not this site.

The archive is known to miss

  • Duplicate content (eg videos posted on Vimeo which were previously posted on YouTube; they are already in the archive)

  • Audios covering ‘esoteric’ topics prior to 2019 due to an editorial decision we subsequently reversed; now all unique content posted on Vimeo or YouTube AIM accounts – including the esoteric – is in the archive. The Gospel of Sophia channel has not and will not feature in the archive.

Planned for the Future

  • All audios available in the OPUS codec @ 16 Kbps for offline back up. This results in podcast files around 5mb each; at the moment, 20 gigabytes is slurped from the bucket each time someone scrapes the site.

  • The source code to this Hugo website

Acknowledgments

Technical

  • A Python script scrapes YouTube or Vimeo for new videos which are then downloaded, the audio extracted and uploaded to a bucket. It creates an XML file for the podcast and generates this Hugo-based website.

Audio

Audios from Youtube videos are AAC audio in an MP4 container; these are pulled straight from Youtube’s servers. They tend to be quite large and are named after the the Video ID.

Audios from Vimeo are 192kbps mp3 files with embedded ID3 tags with date, title, artist, etc. These are named after the Video ID.

Audios from the Aim4Truth website are 128kbps mp3 files.