How to resume interrupted downloads in iTunes U

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by karuturi, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. karuturi macrumors newbie

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    I am downloading some free tutorial videos from the iTunes store each of which is around 700MB. I am on slow internet connection and whenever the download fails, if i start it again it starts from 0 Bytes instead of resuming from the point it stopped. :(

    Is there a way by which I can resume the downloads using iTunes or any other application??

    I am using :apple: Mac OS X 10.6.4
    and iTunes 10.0.1
     
  2. kocoman macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem too when my Mac crashes, then all my queue disappears and I have to add it again.

    Apple in more interested in having good User experience rather than adding features (like MS)
     
  3. Kahalu'u Bob macrumors 6502a

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    Same problem. It's annoying. One download got so slow I hit "pause" to check on a connection, and when I hit resume, it started from zero again! I thought "pause" was just that - but it should really be called "abandon download."
     
  4. brucem76 macrumors newbie

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    Yes you can - click on "Copy iTunes U URL", then use something like wget to get that url
    Open the resultant file, and you will find a whole lot of URLs in it, with the relevant episodes. (in my case ending in .mp4)
    Then use "wget -c" to get the episodes by each url, and it support resume perfectly.... (unless the server doesn't)

    Using this method, I have been successfully resuming Stanford iPhone Dev Lectures, which iTunes kept on doing from the beginning...

    iTunes.... when it works, it's great... when it doesn't... hmmmmmm
     
  5. openglguy macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am having the same problem. here is the link from which I want to download lectures:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/developing-apps-for-ios-sd/id395631522

    Can you tell me how do I proceed now? Where is the link : "Copy iTunes U URL", ???

    Thanks in advance
     
  6. openglguy macrumors newbie

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