Downloading question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by robitusson, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. robitusson macrumors newbie

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    When I download a file, it opens and starts playing when the download is finished. How do I stop this?

    For example, if I'm downloading an MP3, it'll butt into whatever I'm listening to and start playing when it's done. I just want to download something and have it do nothing when it's finished.

    Not a critical problem. Just an irritant. Any help please? :)
     
  2. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

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    The options/preferences of your web browser allow you to change this.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    go to the Preferences in safari (i.e. Safari Menu->Prefences) then the "General" tab - then the bottom tick "open "safe" files after downloading" UNTICK that.

    that should be it :)
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Safari > Preferences > General

    [​IMG]


    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics
    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​



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  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    beat ya nerr nerr :p
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    But I can pee, see: :p = :p

    And you beat me, because you're up for whatever hours and I had to endure a cussing rabbit called Sid.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i have absolutely no idea what you just said. its only 10PM where i am lol. i am on holidays, i do what i want :p
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    You messed up your :p, as many people, including me, don't understand all old school emoticons.

    And the cussing rabbit was a reference to that rabbit fence once installed in that small country of yours and the rabbit called Sid, who cusses on every occasion he gets, while being on the CBS show "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson".

    And I was just using FedEx, Ups and DHL to make me dinner (it's 14:40 here).
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    capital P lowercase p same thing :p

    as for the rest of it - you have an odd brain spinny. :D lol
     
  10. robitusson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Shouldn't we all? :confused:

    Btw, that odd brain of mine hasn't gotten me that far, and I would like to be able to cuss like rabbits.
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    no problems :) hope you got your answer! sorry for hijacking

    it seems to have gotten you a skill of writing really long helpful replies, really quickly. does that count lol?
     
  13. spinnerlys Guest

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    You mean these?
    I know them by hard heart, thus my muscle memory types those without even squinting a squeeze out of a lemon.



    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics
    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​



    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3




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    1. How to copy the content of video DVDs to your HDD

    As commercial video DVDs use a copy protection scheme called CSS (Content Scramble System), additional software is needed to copy the content of a video DVD to your HDD, which is called "ripping". There are several applications to accomplish this.​


    1.1. MacTheRipper 2.6.6 (free)
    Insert the video DVD into your DVD drive and open MacTheRipper and click the GO button, after which you can select the place you want the video DVD's content saved to.
    As this version of MTR is quite old, it will not read many modern DVDs.

    1.2. RipIt (19.95 USD, trial with 10 rips free)
    Insert the video DVD and press the RIP button.

    1.3. Fairmount (free)​

    1.4. Mac DVDRipper Pro (9.95 USD)
    Insert the video DVD and select a destination folder, then press the RIP button.



    2. How to transcode the MPEG-2 encoded video DVD material for use on your computer after you ripped the video DVD.

    As video DVDs take up a lot of space (up to 8GB), one can transcode (changing the format and encoding) the MPEG-2 encoded video into MPEG-4 encoded video via Handbrake, which might only take 1GB of HDD capacity away, while still looking good.

    Handbrake currently offers to read VIDEO_TS folders, the folder on the video DVD with all the material (menus, video and audio) inside, and transcode the footage to something smaller. Currently variants of the space efficient and highly qualitative MPEG-4 codec are used, H264 or Xvid for example.
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    from How to backup/copy/rip video DVDs to your HDD and transcode them to another format.



    3. How to transcode the MPEG-2 encoded video DVD material for use on your computer without ripping the video DVD.


    If you don't want to rip the video DVDs first, and just use Handbrake fro Transcoding the video, make sure to install VLC Player to circumvent the CSS we talked earlier about.
    But as Handbrake is 64-bit and VLC is 32-bit, you need to download Handbrake in 32-bit too.

    VLC Player 32-bit (VLC 1.0.5)
    Handbrake 64-bit Intel, 32-bit Intel and 32-bit PPC on this page, so choose the right one
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    BAM! 10k words a min! :D
     
  15. spinnerlys Guest

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    I thinks it's less, I once had a very, very long post, and MR wouldn't allow me to post it, because I reached the limit of maximum letters/words per post. I don't know the number though.

    I'm heading over to the other thread, about re-installing Mac OS X. Spread some info there.....
     

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