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I have chosen an .mpg to download but it plays in the Communicator 4.79 window. I prefer to download it directly into a file and then play it. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks, Sy -- Please post and reply to [email]sytech[/email]...

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    Default How to download mpg. to a folder in Communicator 4.79


    I have chosen an .mpg to download but it plays in the Communicator 4.79
    window. I prefer to download it directly into a file and then play it.

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Sy

    --
    Please post and reply to [email]sytech[/email]
    Guest

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    Default Re: How to download mpg. to a folder in Communicator 4.79

    In article <260720030737112848%sytech>, <sytech>
    wrote:
    > I have chosen an .mpg to download but it plays in the Communicator 4.79
    > window. I prefer to download it directly into a file and then play it.
    I don't use Communicator, but all browsers should have a context menu
    when you right-click (or Control-click) on a link, and that menu has an
    item like "Save link target to disk".

    If the movie you want is actually embedded in a page, you can view the
    source to find the URL for the file, then create an .html file that has
    a link to it, then open that file and use the context menu on the link.

    --
    -- Karl J. von Laudermann -- karlvonl(at)rcn.com --
    -- <http://www.geocities.com/~karlvonl/> --
    "It will take many years, but [Microsoft] will eventually have to compete. It'll
    be a whole new world for them. I'm looking forward to it."- Larry Ellison
    Karl von Laudermann Guest

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    Default Re: How to download mpg. to a folder in Communicator 4.79

    In article <karlvonl-96C776.11284526072003reader1.news.rcn.net>,
    Karl von Laudermann <karlvonlrcn.com.invalid> wrote:
    > > I have chosen an .mpg to download but it plays in the Communicator 4.79
    > > window. I prefer to download it directly into a file and then play it.
    >
    > I don't use Communicator, but all browsers should have a context menu
    > when you right-click (or Control-click) on a link, and that menu has an
    > item like "Save link target to disk".
    How about short Flash clips?

    In the case of interest to me I can click on an icon in the window to
    play the clip, or ctrl-click drops done a context menu -- but there's no
    "Save to File" in the menu.
    AES/newspost Guest

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    Default Re: How to download mpg. to a folder in Communicator 4.79

    In article <siegman-8EA18B.11345126072003news.stanford.edu>,
    AES/newspost <siegmanstanford.edu> wrote:
    > In article <karlvonl-96C776.11284526072003reader1.news.rcn.net>,
    > Karl von Laudermann <karlvonlrcn.com.invalid> wrote:
    > > I don't use Communicator, but all browsers should have a context menu
    > > when you right-click (or Control-click) on a link, and that menu has an
    > > item like "Save link target to disk".
    >
    > How about short Flash clips?
    >
    > In the case of interest to me I can click on an icon in the window to
    > play the clip, or ctrl-click drops done a context menu -- but there's no
    > "Save to File" in the menu.
    In that case, do the second thing I suggested: view the page source to
    get the URL to the Flash file, and then create an .html file with a link
    to it. Then download via that link.

    --
    -- Karl J. von Laudermann -- karlvonl(at)rcn.com --
    -- <http://www.geocities.com/~karlvonl/> --
    "It will take many years, but [Microsoft] will eventually have to compete. It'll
    be a whole new world for them. I'm looking forward to it."- Larry Ellison
    Karl von Laudermann Guest

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    Default Re: How to download mpg. to a folder in Communicator 4.79

    In article <260720030737112848%sytech>, [email]sytech[/email] wrote:
    > I have chosen an .mpg to download but it plays in the Communicator 4.79
    > window. I prefer to download it directly into a file and then play it.
    >
    > Any suggestions will be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Sy
    >
    > --
    > Please post and reply to [email]sytech[/email]
    Sy,

    Go to your Netscape "Cache " folder which should be located in your
    Preferences folder in the System folder under Netscape Users (do a search
    to find the exact location).

    In there, you will see a multitude of files. If you sort them by date
    modified, you will likely find, near the top, an mpg file that will look
    suspiciously like the one downloaded and played by Netscape. Copy that
    file to a safe place on your hard disk (giving it whatever name you like)
    and you will have your file for posterity.

    Note that you cannot do this with Internet Explorer (probably not without
    a lot of hacking) because it stores all cached data in one single file.

    I keep Netscape on my machine for precisely this purpose.

    I hope that helps.





    Regards,

    Chris
    Chris Standring Guest

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