How to download the Get a Mac ads

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  1. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

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  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    How do I do it? You've stated that you were going to tell us how but said nothing.

    Doesn't matter anyway, I already know how.
     
  3. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    1. Get quicktime pro
    2. After the video loads, just command-click and choose "save as source"
     
  4. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    LOL. Would you be so kind as to enlighten those of us who haven't figured it out Chundles? It doesn't seem the OP is going to be very enlightening.

    EDIT: Ahhh, thanks darkcurse!
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I prefer "Save as Quicktime Movie" - I edited their properties in QTPro and have them all loaded in my iTunes movie library with their names and such.
     
  6. zephead macrumors 68000

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    The macTV videocast in the iTunes podcasts has a lot of the "Get a Mac" ads.
     
  7. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    I prefer this as well. It's Quicktime Pro only though.

    Daniel.
     
  8. KevKaos macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, they are all there, but I haven't seen a way to save them to my iTunes podcast folder. Have you? I have only been able to view them.
     
  9. RPP macrumors member

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    Alternatively, in Safari you could go View > View source and then do an Edit > Find for ".mov", or perhaps the title of the ad - ie. "Trust Mac" and there's your direct link.
     
  10. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    I was just about to say that

    On a side note, these link to the infamous movies.apple.com pages, something attentive browsers noticed right before the Showtime event. It's basically the part of the site where all movies are located.
     
  11. tubageekster macrumors newbie

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    Easy...

    Step 1: get firefox
    Step 2: get ad block plus with element hiding helper (I think it is made for mac, but am not totally sure)
    Step 3: click on the block tab above the video, but do not block it, just copy the address that it is trying to block
    Step 4: press cancel in ad block plus, and paste the link in a new tab (and press enter)
    Step 5: go to file, save page as, then save the page. It will now open in quicktime as a .mov file.
    I hope this is legal, but I am pretty sure it is, because I thought I saw a download link on the website anyway. If I find out it isn't legal, then I will make a point of it. Plus, it is totally free!
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Come on people; QTPro is only $30... :rolleyes:
     
  13. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, but disabling something so basic as a "save" function doesn't fly with me. Heck, they even disable going to Safari's file menu and clicking "save", when you can do the same thing in Camino, for free! :mad:
     
  14. kurkosdr macrumors newbie

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    There is no need to pay 30 bucks for Apple's horrible, horrible Quicktime player (Did they add a "full screen" feature yet, or it still plays in windowed-only mode?)

    Since nobody has came up with an easy free solution yet, here is one that works:

    -If you are using Firefox, install an extension called Video DownloadHelper. It's a handy extension that automatically detects the video you are viewing and allows you to save it with just 2 clicks (tested to work with the mac ads site, youtube, CNN video etc). All you have to do is go to the site that has the video you want, and... voila! Download Helper will detect it and offer to download it for you (just click on the arrow down next to the download helper icon and select the video, and you are done).

    -If you are not using firefox, first switch to firefox, then install Video Download helper :cool:
     

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