Safari & Myspace -- stopping auto downloads

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by grubber, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. grubber macrumors newbie

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    While browsing around MySpace, some users have (annoyingly, heh) included music & videos in their profile pages. This causes Safari to automatically download *.wmv files and launch iTunes (or stop currently playing songs) for *.m3u files. Is there anyway to at least make Safari prompt me before it downloads these files? I can't figure out where to go to turn off the way it handles certain extensions.
     
  2. iMatt mini macrumors 6502

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    I could easily tell you how if you had Firefox. I don't think there is a way with Safari.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think you can only turn off launching of all "safe" filetypes, through Safari preferences.

    But there's something strange about this:

    - MP3s, etc, should play inline, in the window, with Quicktime. They shouldn't be launching iTunes, unless you set your system up that way.

    - WMV should be playing inline with Windows Media Player, unless you're using something else.

    I've never had automatic downloads from MySpace in Safari, and I have the setting to auto-play safe files checked.
     
  4. grubber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, the WMV actually launches VLC (a third-party avi viewer -- got it so i can watch full screen). So, maybe the extension association got messed up? I'm new to the Mac and I know how to fix it in Linux & Windows, but not the Mac-way.
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    My solution to this problem (with FireFox & Safari) just delete the WMP internet plug-in (user/library/internet plug-ins). That solved it for me. Cause I can't stand the hang ups and force quits of my browser.
     

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