Originally posted by glen
Why isn't it possible to download a copy to your hard drive to watch at your leisure? Has anyone been able to make a copy available for permanent download?
You can do it. Suppose you visit the large format page
from Safari. The movie will be downloaded in the /tmp directory.
More precisely, all you have to do is the following: you launch Terminal, then you go to /tmp/501/TemporaryItems if you are the only one user on the machine (otherwise you have to replace the 501 number with your actual UID number, which will be something like 502, 503, etc.; simply run from the Terminal the id utility to see what gives: id <your login name
>). The TemporaryItems directory contains the movie as a QuickTime plug-in (QTPluginTemp91873010 was for me). When the download is finished (either check your browser window or do repeatedly ls -la in the terminal to see if the plugi-in file changes in size), you can copy this to, e.g., your desktop. For example:
cp /tmp/501/TemporaryItems/QTPluginTemp91873010 ~/Desktop/iMacG5.mov
If you close the Safari window from which you downloaded the movie, the temporary file will automatically deleted.
That's all. You have now your iMacG5.mov file