Save Quicktime movies from internet?????

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by bluemonkey, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. bluemonkey macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if there was a way to save quicktime movies that I view on the internet. I guess I'm talking about movie trailers and what not for the most part. Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  2. dudeami macrumors regular

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    It's number 2 on the top ten reasons to go pro list.

    If you have quicktime pro, then you can save quicktime movies from the web.
     
  3. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    you may be able to get it throught other ways


    om me
     
  4. MatMistake macrumors member

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    I worked out how to do this a while ago (well, I think it was a quicktime movie, possibly was real or something, but I doubt it) I can't quite rember, but it was something along the lines of getting a download manager type program, then right clicking the quicktime movie to get its URL, then putting that url in to the download manager...

    can't rember any download manager programs, I use the opera web browser now, and it has one built in, so no need for a seperate one anymore. I'm not sure if it would work for this. it might just play the movie in the browser....
     
  5. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    There are ways to get pro for free, but I won't go there. View the souce of the page (ctrl click, view source) get the url of the movie, open quicktime, click file open from URL enter the address and file-save as. Long, but it works.
     
  6. jap4n macrumors member

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    you need to know some html skills..

    - first, open the page with the movie on it (ie, http://www.apple.com/trailers/mgm/coffee_and_cigarettes/large.html).. You dont need to click play.

    - Go to View, Source (Option + Command + V)

    - Go to Find, and search the source for ".mov" (usually the filename/url is something like "http://a772.g.akamai.net/...blahblahblah.../coffee_and_cigarettes_480.mov")

    - Copy the HREF Value (ie "http://a772.g.akamai.net/...blahblah.../coffee_and_cigarettes_480.mov")

    - Paste into anchor link into an html page. Then change the "_480.mov" to "_m480.mov"

    - Open the page with the link you just made with safari or other browser. Save as...


    Note: if this doesnt work, download the original "_480.mov" file, open with TextEdit. Then grab the filename and replace with original.
     
  7. dedjim macrumors newbie

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    If in X: Right click or control-click on the link to the .mpg and select "Download Link Target"
     
  8. michaelwarren89 macrumors newbie

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    Its actually easier than all that, in Safari 1.2 all you have to do is open the file in a Tab/Window from the remote location, let it download then click File - Save As. Easy as pie:cool:. I think it also works in 1.1 but I'm not sure, I only realised the pure simplcity of it a few weeks ago.
     
  9. cb911 macrumors 601

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    right on applemacdude! :D STW ;)

    but there are also some other QT movies that don't let you save them, even it you have QT Pro. like mov's from Softimage.com. i get those on a PC, looking through Temp internet files after it's loaded, it caches it in there, then you can copy it and viola! :D

    but you can't get to where Safari's cache, it's buried where no man will find it.

    anyone know a browser that has a clearly labeled 'Cache' folder where you can grab stuff out of?
     
  10. superbovine macrumors 68030

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