Downloading Non-FLV Videos from Activity Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by knightvisionn, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. knightvisionn macrumors member

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    OK, so let's say I want to download a video, so I find the video playing in the activity monitor.

    In this case, let's call it coolvideo.avi

    Now, when I double click on the video, instead of downloading it, I get sent to a blank page with nothing but the video.

    Is this because of the .avi format, safari, or is the video just protected on the website?

    Help please :D
     
  2. hwojtek macrumors 6502a

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    Activity Monitor has nothing to do with the video. There is always an application playing it. Activity Monitor shows the, erm, activities of deamons, applications - in short "processes".
    In your case, the process involved is a browser using a QT plugin. Once you look up into the address bar, you will see the url to the file. Looks like this: http://server.com/folder/coolvideo.avi
    And once you check the browsers' "File" menu, there is a magic "Save as...".
     
  3. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Format. Quicktime is set to handle playback of AVI files on the internet, so it loads it automatically in that. Meanwhile, FLV does not play natively, nor does it have a specific plugin appointed (all FLV files that is played with Flash is loaded via a separate SWF-file).

    Either hold in the alt-key while double-clicking (should download directly) or copy-paste into the download manager.

    (Above poster thinks you're talking about the application Activity Monitor.)
     
  4. knightvisionn thread starter macrumors member

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    This worked. Thanks man :D
     

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