Saving WMV files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by colinet, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. colinet macrumors 6502

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    When you download a WMV file off the net, Windows Media Player runs and then it downloads the file into a buffer which you can they play. Is there any way of saving this WMV file? Where is the buffer stored, what's it called, and can you extract and save it??
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    if you can grab the URL of the file, you can open up Terminal.app and run curl, like this:

    % curl -O <url>


    don't type the % sign. the file will land in your home directory.
     
  3. colinet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am a terminal newbie. I did what you said and got -

    -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    please do a cut/paste of your terminal session so i can see exactly what happened
     
  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Use an application called SiteSucker. It downloads websites, and embedded content to your hard drive.
     
  6. colinet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'd comnpletely fporgotten about SiteSucker. Of course! Thanks
     

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