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Didn't work for me, but...
Authored by: kendallpb on May 01, '04 02:01:31AM
...something else did. First, using the last script posted & iTunes 4.5, cp -v didn't work (complained about -v); maybe that's because I'm still using Jaguar?

Then, when I removed the -v, it said there was no movie. I double-checked lsof and that was correct, nothing there had QTP in it.

I looked and found the video in /private/tmp/501/Temporary Items -- the file was named QTPluginTemp328932. I'm guessing the number at the end is a random number to keep the filename unique. I wonder why, while the movie was playing (it was fully-downloaded though) it wasn't listed as an open file.

Anyway, I copied the file to my desktop (cp QTPluginTemp328932 ~/Desktop/blah.mov) and double-clicked it, and it worked great.

So, thanks for the tip (though it didn't exactly work for me). :-)

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Didn't work for me, but...
Authored by: Chapel7 on May 01, '04 06:57:48AM

How about something simpler like using the application "iGetMovies".
Start the app and once the music video or movie trailer has fully loaded, you simply click the button on the floating app window and it immediately downloads the video file and saves it to whichever folder you specified in preferences.
The app can be downloaded at url listed below.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21533

A much easier and user friendly option for people who may be intimidated by the Terminal.

Enjoy!



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