saving iTunes QT vids in Tiger broken??

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  1. Qianlong macrumors regular

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    hello

    I've been trying to save an iTunes video onto my HD. But it seems the old method doesn'nt work anymore.

    Find -> Visibility -> invisible -> QTpluginTemp -> rename .mov

    anyone tried saving an iTunes video and had more succes???
     
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  3. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    i thought you needed quicktime pro to save movies? quicktime 7 pro isn't on sale yet, so i think that's why you're not able to get it to work.
     
  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    You can save the Music Videos from the iTMS??? PLease give me details.
     
  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    In 6 days I'll be able to try it with a copy of Quicktime 7 Pro. I hope it still works or I'll have to keep a Panther around my house.
     
  6. ineffable27 macrumors newbie

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    Here's the method that works for me:

    - use search with (visibility=invisible) for the invisible folder named 'private' which is located in your Home folder...

    [Home]/private/

    - open the folder 'private'

    - drag the subfolder 'tmp' to your Dock (so you don't have to go thru the above procedure each time)

    - temp files are usually found somewhere in the tmp folder, in a subfolder named 'TemporaryItems'

    - this can be buried in an invisible subfolder, the name of which may change

    I usually copy the file somewhere and then rename the copy with .mov extension -- rather than move or alter the original temp file itself.
     
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    Heh, I used to do it that way, back in 2003, then I learned how to use tcpdump :) (which I suppose is actually harder, but I like to see what's going on in the background)
     
  9. Qianlong thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the iGetmovies link but it seems saving those vids of the iTunes shop has been changed in Tiger.

    I got this error: File OSX:private:tmp:501:Temporaryitems wasn't found. (-43)

    and it's not even working with QT7 pro (yes the sn is out there).
     
  10. Qianlong thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone tried to save an itunes music video yet???

    :)
     
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  12. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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    I tried the script posted on this page over at macosxhints, and it's working for me.
     
  13. Qianlong thread starter macrumors regular

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    are you using tiger and QT7 Pro?

    scripts don't work for me.
     
  14. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, sorry for not mentioning. Tiger & QT7 pro.
     
  15. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    Some sites choose not to allow there content to be saved.
     
  16. LaMerVipere macrumors 6502a

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    That app works great, thanks so much. :)
     
  17. Qianlong thread starter macrumors regular

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    Finally got it to work

    1) go to the iTunes - Videos section

    2) control-click in the miniature of the video you want to save

    3) select 'Copy iTunes Music Store URL' from the pop-up menu

    4) run this script by Umpa-Spain

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050425164738812#comments

    red text in middle of the page

    5) save it as an application for later use

    6) when the vids loaded in safari -> save as QT movie on your HD



    thanks to all for the links and comments
     
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