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Save 'unsavable' QuickTime movies
Authored by: thelamecamel on Mar 21, '04 07:44:29AM

After spending 2 hours downloading a 3 minute, 21MB video clip over dialup, I got rather annoyed when this hint, which had always worked for me in the past, yielded an unreadable 11MB file in the usual place. The correct file for me lay at /private/tmp/WebKitPlugInStreamloj0FT .

I don't know why it was there, but if anyone else suffers this problem, do a search with the criteria:

visibility: all
creation date: is today
file size is greater than: [a bit less than what your browser's activity window tells you]

This should give you a list of suspects to work from



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Save 'unsavable' QuickTime movies
Authored by: egb116 on Mar 27, '04 12:48:10AM

I think this applies to movies that are meant only to be streaming. I tried this hint (and the "revisited" one) with no success (it said that QT couldn't open the file) and then searched for files created today as mentioned above and found a file in /private/tmp/ called "WebKitPlugInStreamuH64L1" that was my movie. Once I copied and renamed it, it played fine. Hope this helps!



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