Can't "save as" .mp3 file on safari

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  1. med5000 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys

    I'm using safari right now and I'm trying to save a song I like with quicktime, but I can't find the last drop-down menu button that I used to have on my quicktime bar... Where I could chose "save as"...

    What happened ? What can I do ?

    Here's a pick if you don't get my problem

    BTW : yes I'm using quicktime pro

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. med5000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I can't there's no "save file as" option in the file menu
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Can you post a link to the MP3 file, so we could give it a try?
     
  5. jowie macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, I just got this problem with Safari 5, I just assumed it was a recent thing because they've replaced all the internet media players with the Quicktime X look & feel.

    Not being able to save off a file you've actually downloaded and cached seems really silly. Not particularly good for web developers and the like... No wonder I'm still using Firefox! :rolleyes:
     
  6. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    If the mp3 file in on a page that looks identical to the one posted above, then copy the link and paste it in this great little app:
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24364/download-queue
     
  7. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Does the page URL end in ".mp3" or ".mov" or something similar? If so, you can download it by option-clicking on a link pointing to that page.
     
  8. jowie macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, but spending $19 on something I can do using a web proxy is a bit silly. I would like to know why they've removed this ability in Safari though!
     
  9. jowie macrumors 6502a

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    True, but if you don't have that href tag available then you have to create a custom HTML page locally, launch it and right-click on the link you just created. Again, bit bizarre you have to go to all this trouble when they could've just allowed "Save As..." in the browser. :rolleyes:
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It would help if you posted a link to a file you're referring to, but you should be able to download the file from the Activity window in Safari.
     
  11. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Ahh shucks, I downloaded it when it was freeware. $19 does seem a bit steep for that app but whatever.
     
  12. jowie macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have the link anymore I'm afraid, anyway like I mentioned I just downloaded it in Firefox.

    How do you download the file from the Activity Window? I copied the URL from the Activity Window and pasted it into the location bar, but it just opened up an MP3 player in the browser without the "Save As...".
     
  13. jowie macrumors 6502a

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    Free would definitely be better! :D
     
  14. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Try double clicking the link in the Activity Monitor rather than copying it.
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    When you open a site like YouTube or any site that has a large multimedia file, click Window > Activity and you can locate the file by the Status column, which will show something like "1.23MB of 5.68MB". Option+double-click the file name to download that file:
    Picture 4.jpg
     
  16. jowie macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately the same thing happens... It just opens up in a browser window and you cannot save it.
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What link?
     
  18. jowie macrumors 6502a

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    Brilliant, result... Thanks! :D :p
     
  19. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    You can also always copy the URL of any file you want to download and paste it into Safari's Downloads window and it will download it for you.



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  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  21. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    GGJstudios: What file are you trying it with? For example, take the URL of this page you are on, try pasting that in. Does that work?



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  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's exactly what I did. Copied from the address bar while watching the video and pasted to Downloads window. No luck.
     
  23. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Ah, yeah, well that is a Youtube page, eh? Only works if you have the exact URL of the file - like, say, a .mp3 file or .mov file.



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  24. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    ... which is rarely the case. Usually the item to be downloaded is embedded on a web page, which is why using the Activity window works for that scenario.
     
  25. jowie macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, learning loads of cool easter eggs today! :)
     

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