How can I download EMBEDDED QuickTime movies???

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  1. MacFly123 macrumors 68020

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    Hi all,

    I am not new to the Mac but I have a QuickTime issue! I want to download the iPad video on Apple's site as attached below. I like to collect their videos and commercials, but it is embedded. :(

    I have dealt with this before and usually I can find the .mov link in the source code and then paste it into a new tab or QuickTime and just save it or download it. I have tried that and I can't get it to work. I have tried looking at the activity on the page as well and using that link which will allow me to paste it into another tab, but no matter what I do the save or download options are disabled. I have QuickTime Pro and I haven't run into this before! :(

    The only thing I can think of is that it either has something to do with Snow Leopard and the new QuickTime X player, but I have QuickTime 7 Pro still installed so I don't know about that. OR Apple is doing some fancy protection on the embedding to keep people from being able to save it like Flash or something.

    Can anyone offer some insight or help me please???

    Thanks! :)

    Link: http://www.apple.com/ipad/#video
     

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You can review the code and find the video, see if can be downloaded but most embed videos so people like you don't lift them off the site and share them or do other crap with them.
     
  3. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

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  4. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    or stop trolling and being helpfull.:confused:
     
  5. MacFly123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the help, but did you read my post lol? I have already tried those things and they do NOT work. Even when I paste the url or .mov link into a new page the save or download options are STILL disabled!

    I know those tricks as I said in my post and they have normally worked, but now they don't, so I think Apple is doing something different with the embedding to make it locked down!

    Any other ideas? Maybe try for yourself and see!

    Thanks
     
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  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Or right-click my link and select "Download Linked File As..."
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    It's actually the same link, though mine has the size options. I didn't check before posting. :eek:

    EDIT: Personally I resort to curl or wget from Terminal if I am having trouble saving a file.

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  9. MacFly123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok guys lol? I am not a novice user. I have tried all these things as I have described twice now. I did all the links and I tried the ones you all just posted. No matter what I do, or how I try to save the video or the linked file the save options are NOT there. They are DISABLED! Even if I open the file or link in the QuickTime player, the save options are grayed out! Even if I download the file as, or in any way, the resulting file is only 0.3 MB and it won't work or play.

    Try it yourself and see. Obviously Apple is embedding it with advanced security or something. So does anyone have an idea of how I can actually get this and SAVE it??? :confused:

    Thanks for the help!
     
  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Hmm, the right-click trick on my link worked perfectly when I posted it.
     
  11. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I pasted the link you provided into the 'Downloads' window of Safari, and as you said it downloaded a 4KB reference file.
    I opened that reference file in TextEdit and located the actual filename in the resulting gobbledegook. (It's pretty easy to spot)
    I appended that filename to the path of the link you provided and came up with:
    http://movies.apple.com/media/us/ipad/2010/tours/apple-ipad-video-us-20100130_848x480.mov

    Paste that URL into Safari's 'Downloads' window and download away. The movie file is 155 MB.

    No "advanced security" at all. ;)
     
  12. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

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    I was able to use the reference link from @BlueRevolution to open in QuickTime Player and then save it, after it loaded.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WrPZVGdxho

    The link from @Darth.Titan was a direct download.
     
  13. balamw Moderator

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    If you're not Terminal averse you can use "strings" to help filter out the gobbledegook. Three versions are referenced:

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  14. MacFly123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    GOT IT!!! :D You win! Thanks for the help!

    So it may not be "advanced security" but it didn't use to be like this, so Apple has obviously done a little more work to embed QuickTime movies more securely. That would be fair to say right?

    Anyway, I will remember this for the future since it seems Apple is going to be embedding like this from now on.

    Thanks to everyone that helped! I appreciate it! Now my Apple guided tours & commercials collection can continue! :cool:

    P.S. I'll just throw this out here. There is one iTunes commercial I was never able to get in HD that i would LOVE to have. I think it was called island swing or tropical. Here is a link on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DutUNwaXrns&feature=related

    Anybody know where I could get a nice HD copy of that?

    Thanks again! :)
     

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