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A shell command to save iTunes Music Store videos
Authored by: ifjake on Apr 30, '04 11:11:23AM

awesome hint! yeah this is so handy.



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A shell command to save iTunes Music Store videos
Authored by: Nagilum on Apr 30, '04 07:02:05PM

Hmm I found (hard)linking the file way better than copying, it's quicker and I don't have to worry whether the file has already finished downloading before doing so.



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A shell command to save iTunes Music Store videos
Authored by: gdsimms on May 10, '04 02:40:42PM

Correct, but hard linking only works on the same partition. If you store media files on an external or secondary drive, you will have to copy.



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A shell command to save iTunes Music Store videos
Authored by: willoneal on Jul 21, '04 09:34:11AM

This hint no longer works in Tiger.

Actually, none of these hints work in Tiger.

The /tmp/501 directory doesn't seem to be used anymore, now the stuff is saved in ~/QuickTime/downloads and a bit deeper.

And once you find the file, cp'ing it to the desktop doesn't make it playable in QuickTime anymore. The file is there, and it opens and plays in QuickTime player, and the length is right, just no audio or vide. Quicktime is up to 6.6 in Tiger, though.

Anyone have a clue how to do this again under Tiger?



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