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Save 'unsavable' QuickTime movies (revisited)
Authored by: TMSIDRSchnapper on Jan 21, '04 11:16:33AM

This also works with music movies you can find in iTunes Music Store. I already got a nice collection of music videos in (sometimes) very good quality - for free!



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Save 'unsavable' QuickTime movies (revisited)
Authored by: neuralstatic on Jan 21, '04 02:31:57PM

this doesn't work for me... at least not for the one site i've wanted a couple movies from for a loong time. it's a weird chinese clappertale site with a couple movies.

anyone have suggestions for getting to something like this?
http://www.cic.sfu.ca/clappertale/
or more tantilizing:
http://www.cic.sfu.ca/clappertale/Shulaibao2003AugStart.mov

or ami doing something very wrong? i get no cache files, and it seems to be a more secure form of posting a movie.



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Save 'unsavable' QuickTime movies (revisited)
Authored by: dotpuppy on Jan 21, '04 04:08:56PM
This movie did not show up in my /tmp/501/Temporary Items/ folder either, but I did peek at the source and you were trying to download the wrong movie.

http://www.cic.sfu.ca/clappertale/ShulaibaoAug2003Ref.mov

Just let it load completely and control-click. You should be able to save it to disk.


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Save 'unsavable' QuickTime movies (revisited)
Authored by: garbanzito on Jan 22, '04 02:10:13PM

in Safari at least, QuickTime doesn't let you save to disk unless you have a Pro license



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Save 'unsavable' QuickTime movies (revisited)
Authored by: Wayne_S on Jan 25, '04 12:13:10AM
Open Activity Window (Window -> Activity) to get the URL of the movie you want. Then just use curl. I was able to get:

http://www.cic.sfu.ca/clappertale/ShulaibaoE.mov

without any problem by typing the following in Terminal:

Macintosh:~ my_account$ curl http://www.cic.sfu.ca/clappertale/ShulaibaoE.mov > test.mov

The greater-than sign redirects the output of curl from the standard out (display) to a file I called test.mov. Because I invoked curl from within my home directory, the output file was created in my home directory. You can then either use the GUI to double-click on the new file or stay in Terminal and use the "open" command.

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