where are temp movies held?

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  1. orijinal macrumors 6502

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    using safari and say a clip is playing in the browser, where is this movie stored? is it in a temp folder like with a windows pc?

    i know with some videos in .wmv format, they are saved to my desktop before opening, but safari is playing some mpgs in the actual browser. i did a spotlight search of the file names but to no avail.
     
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  3. stridey macrumors 65816

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    The real question is, do you want these files to a) keep, or b) trash? If a, just option click on the original link to download them. If b, browse in private mode, and the files won't be made in the first place.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Is it really true that caching is disabled in Safari's private mode?
     
  5. stridey macrumors 65816

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    From apple.com:

    (emphasis mine) So, yeah, it would seem so.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks... that definitely clears it up. The text in the pop-up inside Safari is different:

    And that's why I was asking... it mentions a lot of things, but doesn't say anything about caching....
     
  7. orijinal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    not porn, but media like from ebaums.

    this is also an easy work around to ripping ringtones from sites.

    i did it all the time on the PC, and i was wondering if i can do it with the mac.
     
  8. tag macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I'm not sure what ebaums is, but when a page starts to load the .wmv file that you want to save, you could always just view the source code of the page, search for '.wmv' to find the files address, and then in terminal use 'curl' to save that .wmv file to your desktop. Thats quick and always works for me anyways.

    If your not familiar with curl its use is...

    curl http://www.whatever.com/filehere.wmv > ~/Desktop/filehere.wmv
     
  9. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    Its a site that contains jokes, funny pics, and funny/shocking movies.


    Its a great place to kill time... just probably not at work :rolleyes:

    Link to eBaums
     
  10. orijinal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah but sometimes the source doesn't show the actual file, like with visiting ringtone sites that i want to rip.

    and yes, ebaums is "teh win"
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There's a method you can google search that I know works for iTunes music videos. The problem is that Quicktime and other players don't store the cached files by filename. I think it's the same as in Windows, isn't it? So you need some kind of clue to find the right file. In the iTunes case, lsof is grep'd for "iTunes." :) I don't know what you could do similarly, because I don't think there would be an obvious identifier in the file name. :(
     

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