How to perform this simple task?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mark88, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. mark88 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2004
    Some sent me an email that directly linked to some .wmv files. I want to safe those files to my hard drive but just can't find *an easy* way of doing it.

    Clicking the links opens them in Safari and QT starts playing them, Kiosk mode doesn't work.

    There's no right click > download linked file option in

    I've unchecked 'played movies automatically' in QT prefs, quit safari but it still plays the movies.

    I just want to download them? Other than creating a html file with the links in so I can 'download linked file' what should I be doing here?
  2. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    In Safari, go to window-->activty. Find the website with the video..Click on the triangle to show all the assest of the web page. Find the WMV file (should be the biggest one). Double click and I beleive that will download it. (If not, try right clicking...sorry not at my Mac..).

    I know this works with *.flv...not sure about other formats...
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    If you hold down Option (or Alt - same key, two different names) when you double-click the file it will always download regardless of the file format when you do what Cameront9 suggested.

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