saving videos from web with quicktime pro

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  1. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    Will Quicktime Pro let you download and save video from the web to my computer? I've never purchased Pro before, but I might if I could save videos to my computer.

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Usually. There are some that it won't allow, but most will give you the option of saving them to your disk. If you're familiar with your browser's caching mechanism, many of those movies are probably there already....
     
  3. hikeNM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really? How would I check if I'm using Safari?
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I thought Safari cached them to disk, but I can't find anything after playing a few large QuickTime movies via the web. Perhaps it's all in RAM. Sorry! IE might be easier to figure out....
     
  5. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    there's no need for pro...
    in 99% of cases i've seen, you can do it yourself (though it may require you to redownload the movie from scratch)
    if you want to learn how, post the address of a site with a movie, and i'll give you detailed instructions... :D

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  6. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    A lot of times if the browser is loading an html page with the QT embedded in it, you only have to look at the source code ('View>view source') to see the relative path to the video itself. (Look for a .mov reference in there)

    Type this path into your browser and it will load the QT directly, outside of the html page, and you just do a Save.

    I might also suggest doing a search on your hard drive for 'date modified is today' to find the cached version.

    Edit: You may also need to set 'show visible and invislbe files' in your search criteria.
     
  7. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    it is usually easier to option double click the .mov or w/e in the activity window...

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  8. Simon Liquid macrumors regular

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    Or you can right click and 'Save linked file as…' but that only works when you have a link to just the file rather than a page that contains it. Otherwise, do the Activity Window thing.
     
  9. skeletonman macrumors newbie

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  10. James L macrumors 6502a

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    1) Wait for it to finish loading in the movie window, click the triangle on the right pointing down, and choose "Save as quicktime movie". Note, the whole video must load before this option is available.


    2) View menu, View Source (as mentioned above). Find this:

    webclipsma.mov

    And put it at the end of the web address instead of the page name. So, replace this:

    http://www.peacerivergolf.com/clips/learn/austin.htm

    with this:

    http://www.peacerivergolf.com/clips/learn/webclipsma.mov

    This will load the movie itself in a window, and not a webpage. Then, just choose File menu, Save As. You will save just the movie, not the html page.


    3)Wait for it to finish loading, then control or right click. Choose "Save as Quicktime movie".


    Cheers,

    James
     
  11. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Well now that I know the activity monitor methd (thanks) I recommend you do that. It's much quicker.
     
  12. skeletonman macrumors newbie

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    thanks very much! I'll try it when I get home from work tonight.
     
  13. hikeNM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks all!!!

    I appreciate everybody's reply. The source code method works like a charm!
     
  14. Gambuchi macrumors member

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  15. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    As outlined above, that doesn't work if the file is embedded in a page.
     

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