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post #1 of 16
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When I try to play QT movies (not streaming) at work, from behind a firewall I get a broken QT icon.

How do I go about downloading QT movies without playing them first? Take for example the new iMac ad, when I go to http://www.apple.com/hardware/ads/imac_window.html I get the 'Click to Play' image but when I click it I get a broken QT icon. In order to download the move I need to find a link to the actual movie file itself but I can' find it in the source code.

I hope I'm making sense here and do hope someone can help me!

Cheers,

J :cool:
post #2 of 16
Well, with that particular example I can't do what I normally do to save quicktime movies to my HD. What I normally do is go to the link, then command click the link and save it to disk. Or, I download the movie and extract from Internet Explorer's temporary items folder in the preferences, or I click save as from the file menu on IE, and check the 'save movies' button.

Can you give me an actual movie you want to download, rather than an example, which s impossible to help you with, and please, don't say it is an apple quicktime movie trailer.
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post #3 of 16
To find the movie in the source code, just do a simple search for ".mov" in an EMBED tag with the HREF parameter.

edit: hrrmm. The URL is too long to copy into the reply. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

[ 03-27-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
post #4 of 16
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mattyj said:

"Can you give me an actual movie you want to download, rather than an example, which s impossible to help you with, and please, don't say it is an apple quicktime movie trailer."

But this is exactly what I'm trying to download!!

starfleetX said:

"To find the movie in the source code, just do a simple search for ".mov" in an EMBED tag with the HREF parameter."

These files are only about 2k and not the actual movie. :confused:

J :cool:

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post #5 of 16
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>
These files are only about 2k and not the actual movie. :confused:
</strong><hr></blockquote>

OK, you're half of the way there. Now, open the file in your favorite text editor, and find the file name or URL of the version you want to download.

If you found an entire URL, download that.

If you found just a filename, you need to get the URL of the file you're digging in now, and use that file name instead. For example:

If the filename you found is "mygreatmovie.mov" then:

"......../blah/filethatis2kinsize.mov"
will become
"......./blah/mygreatmovie.mov"

Hope that helps
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post #6 of 16
I have been trying to download and save these movies:

<a href="http://www.apple.com/hardware/video/ipod_intro.html" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/hardware/video/ipod_intro.html</a>

<a href="http://www.apple.com/hardware/video/newimac_intro.html" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/hardware/video/newimac_intro.html</a>

Can anyone tell me how...aside from upgrading to QT Pro?
post #7 of 16
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[quote]Originally posted by graphiteman:
<strong>

Hope that helps</strong><hr></blockquote>

Thanks graphiteman!!

J :cool:
post #8 of 16
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[quote]Originally posted by Foo Fighter:
<strong>I have been trying to download and save these movies:

<a href="http://www.apple.com/hardware/video/ipod_intro.html" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/hardware/video/ipod_intro.html</a>

<a href="http://www.apple.com/hardware/video/newimac_intro.html" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/hardware/video/newimac_intro.html</a>

Can anyone tell me how...aside from upgrading to QT Pro?</strong><hr></blockquote>

<a href="http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/95c61ae0a2c206/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c0 2589f25382e353c32f94c32c9c0b6f/ipod_intro_m480x.mov" target="_blank">iPod Intro</a>

<a href="http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/ab5ecb9f3d5259/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c0 2589f25382e353c32f94c331960d6cd542a306/new_imac_m480.mov" target="_blank">iMac G4 Intro</a>

You should upgrade to QT Pro though, it has lots of benefits.

J :cool:
post #9 of 16
Thanks Jamie!

[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>You should upgrade to QT Pro though, it has lots of benefits.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I plan on doing that, but not until I get my iMac. I'm a PC user, so I don't see much point in blowing $30 on QT Pro for Windows, when the Mac version is likely to offer the best experience.
post #10 of 16
Crap! I'm still having problems. The downloads seem to time out, or complete prematurely at 12-17%. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

[ 03-30-2002: Message edited by: Foo Fighter ]</p>
post #11 of 16
By the way, does the iMac (G4) come with QT Pro?
post #12 of 16
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[quote]Originally posted by Foo Fighter:
<strong>Crap! I'm still having problems. The downloads seem to time out, or complete prematurely at 12-17%. :confused:

[ 03-30-2002: Message edited by: Foo Fighter ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah that happens a lot. Just have to reload the download unfortunately.

J :cool:
post #13 of 16
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[quote]Originally posted by Foo Fighter:
<strong>By the way, does the iMac (G4) come with QT Pro?</strong><hr></blockquote>

No, mine didn't anyway.

J :cool:
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Here are the URLs for Apple's current ads:

<a href="http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/e78ffbeb6956f1/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c0 2589f25382e353c32f94c32c99fa5dbc339c0a6edd54/imac_window3_480.mov" target="_blank">Window - The new iMac</a>

<a href="http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/797f4273f7d1a3/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c0 2589f25382e353c32f94c32c9c0473e756/iphoto_480.mov" target="_blank">Baby Jack - iPhoto</a>

<a href="http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/16d52317dac7f0/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c0 2589f25382e353c32f94c32c90066ac92e9a0979de/idvd_elope_480.mov" target="_blank">Elope - iDVD</a>

<a href="http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/7ed6648859a8cc/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c0 2589f25382e353c32f94c32c9c0b6f/ipod_60_480.mov" target="_blank">Beat - iPod</a>

J :cool:
post #15 of 16
[quote]To find the movie in the source code, just do a simple search for ".mov" in an EMBED tag with the HREF parameter.<hr></blockquote>

Please, man, english!
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post #16 of 16
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[quote]Originally posted by radar1503:
<strong>

Please, man, english! </strong><hr></blockquote>

Look for something like this:

[quote]&lt;PARAM NAME="SRC" VALUE="http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/e78ffbeb6956f1/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb1
2453c02589f25382e353c32f94c32c99fa5dbc339c0a6edd54/imac_window4-sref.mov"&gt;<hr></blockquote>


J :cool:

Edit: Chopped up URL

[ 04-04-2002: Message edited by: Jamie ]</p>
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