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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip Web Browsers
Tiger only hintAfter updating to Tiger I soon realised that I could no longer "save" those embeded movie I so cherish to collect even after updating to Quicktime Pro. And apparently, I'm not alone.

I might have found a workaround. Although I can't tell for the non-Pro version, this works for me in QuickTime 7 Pro:
  1. Click the link to play your movie.
  2. When the movie appears and starts playing, "drag and drop" the movie on your Desktop. This should create a file called "Movie Clipping $" (this file is a link to the actual movie).
  3. Now double-click "Movie Clipping $," and QuickTime should reload or open the movie.
  4. Check to see if you can save your movie using File -> Save as. If not, go to the next step.
  5. Select the whole movie using the IN and OUT brackets (on the timeline, this is the two shapes below the reversed current frame triangle). Now copy your selection (Command-C).
  6. Create a new player with File -> New Player.
  7. Paste (Command-V) and your movie should appear.
  8. Save your new acquisition using File -> Save as, and set it to be a self-contained movie.
I wonder if this could be automated ... I hope this helps!
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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: CarrieC on Jun 02, '05 11:31:36AM

I do not have Pro and it will not drag and drop for me.
-Carrie



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: romzburg on Jun 02, '05 11:40:20AM

[this is also in the other movie-saving thread]

Here's a clunky non-terminal way to get at those non-savable movie files too:

Do a "view source" and find the movie (avi, wmv, mov, whatever) file that is being streamed and copy it's full URL.

Make yourself an html document that has that URL as a hyperlink.

Launch that html document and CTRL-click, or right-click your hyperlink and save the file. It will now save since your html document is not restricting the movie to just stream.

I have a "download.html" document on my desktop for just such emergencies, and have used it for all kinds of streamed content.

(I used to use iGetMovies.app but that no longer works with 10.4.)

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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: GlowingApple on Jun 02, '05 12:11:03PM

If you type the URL directly into the address bar of Safari and then hit Option + Enter it will download the file to your default download folder. No need to go through the html intermediate then.

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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: vroem on Jun 02, '05 01:54:32PM

The easy way is to copy the url from the source and paste it into safari's download window.



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: peragrin on Jun 03, '05 07:00:45AM

Why do people have such a hard time with the terminal.

Find the address like you just did copy it

just type

curl (command-V,paste)

it will download normally to your home folder. I leave a iTerm window open all the time set at 70x8 display, with 90% transparency. I barely know it's there, but a quick download it just a few seconds away.

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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: LC on Jun 04, '05 11:08:50AM

Suggest using either the "-O" or the "-o _myfile_" command-line option of curl, for it to save the file.



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: dk on Jun 02, '05 12:58:22PM
None of these methods seem to work for some streaming movies (Here's an example). Is this a different type of streaming than what is used in ITMS, etc...?

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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: turnerm5 on Jun 02, '05 04:50:32PM
It's possible to get the links for the ITMS videos as well by using a tool such as tcpflow. I just run this command right before I download the video
 sudo /usr/local/bin/tcpflow -c -i en1 port 80 | grep -oE '\<GET *.*\.mov.*HTTP/1.1 *\>|Host: *.*' 
The address for the video on Apple's servers pops up. This gets around all the qtch issues you get when saving from the ITMS. Hope this helps. Just remember to get tcpflow. http://www.entropy.ch/software/macosx/welcome.html

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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: ClarkGoble on Jun 02, '05 08:14:04PM

Just a note to newbies that your ethernet port might be en0 and not en1 as in the example above. To find out your ethernet port (or if you have multiple ports, which one is the primary internet connection) just type ifconfig at the command line.



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: ClarkGoble on Jun 02, '05 08:15:44PM

Also, as an other note, tcpflow is available via Fink. Just make the obvious change to /sw/bin/tcpflow in the example.



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: dlong on Jun 03, '05 01:19:03PM

This might be too obvious to mention? I'll mention it anyway:

tcpflow from entropy.ch lists compatibility with 10.3. It installed fine for me in 10.4 with no modifications on my part, and no errors.

Another useful modification is to substitute "wmv" for "mov" in the above command if it's a Windows Media file (and not a quicktime movie) that you're trying to save.

In either event, curl -o 'urlfilename_from_tcpdump' should save the "revealed" file.



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: tanreport.com on Jun 02, '05 01:00:06PM

If you have Pro, all you have to do is click the downward facing arrow in the bottom right of the player and say save as quicktime movie (make sure that the quicktime movie has fully loaded).



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: dk on Jun 02, '05 01:09:34PM

I do have pro, but "Save as", as well as all the other methods described that work so well for other movies, doesn't seem to work for this movie. Usually a movie "loads", i.e the progress bar gets darker behind the playhead, but not in this instance.



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: tim1724 on Jun 02, '05 03:04:27PM
QuickTime has an option which allows the creators of a movie to set it so that you're not allowed to save it. Yeah, it's pretty stupid (especially on movie trailers and other advertisements .. you'd think they would want people to be able to watch the ad over again) but the content creators wanted it so Apple added it at some point. (It is NOT new in QT7 .. it was added in 5 or 6.)

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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: TypeMRT on Jun 02, '05 03:11:46PM

Try getting it to work with Apple's web-based seminars, like this one: http://seminars.apple.com/seminarsonline/presenting/us-media/PresentationSkills_sref_300.mov



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: abacsalmasi on Jun 02, '05 04:21:07PM

One way that has never failed me is to view the source, copy the URL, then open the downloads manager and paste in the link.

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Easy in Firefox
Authored by: AdrianB on Jun 02, '05 04:29:09PM

It's still quite easy to save embeded objects in Firefox. Just hit command-I (or choose Tools -> Page Info). Choose the Media tab, select the embeded object in the list and click on the Save as... button.



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Easy in Firefox
Authored by: CrankyMacGuy on Nov 16, '05 09:38:40AM

I love you...

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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: aircrash on Jun 02, '05 04:32:07PM

this seems like a lot of work. it is much simpler to copy the direct link to the movie file from the activity window (generally easy to find by looking for the link with the largest file size) and pasting it into the download window.



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Not any more
Authored by: AdrianB on Jun 09, '05 05:19:45PM

AFAIK Apple has removed this starting with Safari 2.0 (and possibly 1.3 also). Embeded movies are no longer shown in the Activity window.



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Help to save cached file
Authored by: ipodista on Oct 16, '05 12:27:17PM

HI
Hi folsk
Some help advice if poss looked everywhere here for the answer
I am no longer able since upgrading to QT7 pro pull cached 'save disabled' quicktime movies out of Internet Explorers cache. Its not something I do often but its useful some times

I would like to get at one of the movies in the below url as one of them is of a Guy who is a mate I have known for years so feel the reasons outweigh my dilemna with copyright. It has to be done in a browser plugin and not through quicktiime player. The videos are being downloaded not streamed but the console is disabled and looking at the source the actual movie is hidden and a url can not be deduced. this is the closest url I have been able to strip the original web page back too but the movie down loading never appears in any activity window in omni

http://sports.freecaster.com/htch/l2/play.php?mid=522&aid=566&cat=00003&br=256

I am on latest versions of quicktime, safari and 10.4



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: GusDoeMatik on Jun 03, '05 02:26:54AM
none of your trix work for this link: harry potter So we need a new solution.........

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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: tagedieb on Jun 03, '05 05:14:45AM

Followed your Link, opened activity-window then double-clicked the .mov entry and safari downloaded the movie file.
when i opened the movie via quicktime i noticed it was kind of a streaming file,
so i opened it in textedit and it revealed it's original source:

http://pdl.warnerbros.com/harrypotter/us/med/goblet/teaser/teaser_hi.mov

copied and pasted into download-window in safari and the download started.



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: monty_b on Jun 03, '05 05:16:38AM

Using Safari to save the Harry Potter movie generates a 4k Quicktime "movie" which is actually a link file. Open that up with BBEdit or any text editor and there's a bit of XML which contains the link to actual movie. (Almost identical URL; slightly different subdomain on the Warner Bros server.) Enter that in Safari and you're good to go.



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: pepi on Jun 03, '05 06:20:48AM

None of these download tips will work with any movie that is streamed over rtsp:// or rtp:// protocols, it will just work for those that are "save disabled" and actually are downloaded via http. Save disabled is an authoring property of QuickTime Movies and QT Pro of course does not circumvent this.

Also ususally if you open one of those embedded movies that really stream, you actually only have what is called a reference Movie which point QT Player to the actual streaming location. (Which can be found via the ethereal command line mentioned. btw. if you have installed ethereal via fink and have done your fink setup correctly including extension of your PATH environment variable there is no need to use the absolute path of /sw/bin/ethereal as it will be found anyway.)

To extend the "terminal n00b" tip about networking interfaces:
en0 usually refers to Ethernet built-in and
en1 usually refers to your AirPort interface
if you have added further ethernet ports (via PCI/PCMCIA card for example) your mileage may vary. (might as well be en2 or en7 or whatever, but if you do have that many interfaces in use, you know how to find out it's name anyway :-) )

To capture really streamed media you need something like openRTSP which is a command line utility implementing an rtsp client that can save to a file. Please be aware that this does not yet allow H.264 movies to be saved as this is not yet implemented. Generic (ISMA) MPEG4 movies usually work.
Pepi



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: LC on Jun 04, '05 10:58:04AM

For rtsp: and mms: referenced files, mplayer can save them via the "-dumpstream" and "-dumpfile" command-line options.



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: GusDoeMatik on Jun 03, '05 12:54:25PM

It worked.....Thank You both.

I did it with text edit because I don't know how to use BBEdit. I never used it before. But thanks again for your time and support.

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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: dlgraves on Jun 04, '05 01:34:36PM

...anyone know how to do the opposite -- that is, to force Safari to play an mp3 file in a browser window (ie, pseudo-streaming) rather than downloading it? For instance, both of the links below are to plain old mp3 files (NOT streams), but one consistently opens in the browser, and the other one downloads and pops open in iTunes. Probably this has to do with the MIME type being specified by the server, but I wonder if there's a way to override to force it to open in browser, much like command-enter forces a file to download rather than play in the browser.

opens in safari: http://www.fair.org/audio/counterspin/052005.mp3
opens in itunes: http://wnyc.vo.llnwd.net/o1/otm/otm052005.mp3

any thoughts?

cheers
lucas



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