Safari- Newest trick?

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  1. killr_b macrumors 6502a

    killr_b

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    Leopard 10.5.4
    Safari 3.1.2

    A lot of peeps ask how to download .flv vids that they come across on various websites. And some use the solution of the activity window double-click, while others use a plugin for their browser.

    I was just watching some news vids and I accidentally command+clicked on the play button and… it brings up a dialogue asking if you want to save the vid to your downloads folder!!!!!

    I notice the dialogue says "still downloading, or no .flv" if it hasn't finished downloading, but after that it says "copy movie to downloads folder" and lists the size of the file.

    Holy Crap! I never knew! :eek:
     
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Must be something else installed on your system (or on both of mine) then. I just tried it on two different Macs (also 10.5.4/Safari 3.1.2) and no dice. :(

    When the videos have fully loaded:

    Command-click on mine just act as if the play button were clicked with no modifier.

    Control-click (as I suspect you meant) brings up a little dialog with "Change Settings" and "About Adobe Flash Player 9".

    Nuts- that sounded good!:(
     
  3. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    That is very nice. Previously I used either Firefox or a dashboard app. :D
     
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    I'll have to try this when I get home to see if this works. That'll be a nice feature if it does.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Doesn't work for me, can you list a site that works for you?
     
  7. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried this with the latest version of Safari and Webkit and I can't get it to work... too bad, it would be nice if it did.
     
  8. acxz macrumors regular

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    Very nice, just tried on a YouTube video.

    Before the video has finished downloading, you get this:

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    Then when it's finished you get this:

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    I'm using Safari 4 DP though.
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    How about someone on Safari 3.1.2?
     
  10. cw2k7 macrumors member

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    Do you have SafariStand installed as it provides that feature
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't.
     
  12. acxz macrumors regular

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    Ah yeah, it's SafariStand. I totally forgot I had it installed.
     

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  13. killr_b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK. It didn't work on my Mac Pro. Safari 3.1.2 :eek:

    It must be that my friend has Safaristand installed.
    If that's the case, Safaristand rocks! :D
     

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