Viewing video content

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  1. stag macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    On the PC, when viewing short video clips you actually "download" the content which is then placed in the temp file. With Mac, using either safari or firefox, it doesnt follow this download procedure, but the file seems to downloaded since repeated viewings go stright to the content without having to wait video streaming to download.

    Does anyone know whether this files are actually downloaded onto the mac and if so, where? Ive tried looking but im more of a dab hand with the PC LOL. Is there a temp folder or file?

    Cheers
    Stag
     
  2. stag thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    That would be good to know. Might need to delete umm .. *certain* short clips if they're being stored on my machine :eek: :eek:
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not sure, but I assume you mean that it plays via Quicktime right in the browser. If you click on the triangle that looks like an arrow pointing down, you can save the file. It shouldn't re-download it, but rather copy it from the cache to where ever you want to save it.
     
  5. stag thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats the point, I have no idea where they are stored. Deleating cache files still "instantly" brings the vid clips up like they no longer need downloading...

    Any ideas?
     
  6. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure Safari stores its cache in *.cache files and not as actual .html, .jpg, .php, etc files.
    My ~/Library/Caches/Safari folder was cleared when I empty cache in Safari.

    The best solution is to just use Private Browsing when you umm.. you know.. do your stuff...

    reality
     
  7. stag thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx, but for the untrained, what private browsing?
     
  8. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    Porno Mode :D :D :D

    (isn't there a hack that actually does rename it to porno mode? or is that in firefox?)
     
  9. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    I believe Private Browsing was introduced with Safari 2.0 and Tiger. It can be found under the Safari menu.
    While it is enabled, it logs history, Google searches, passwords/forms, and cache in a separate location that is deleted as soon as you disable Private Browsing or quit Safari.

    reality
     
  10. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Rename to "Porn Mode" in safari :D
     
  11. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Click on it, a prompt comes up that says...

     
  12. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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