source of a file

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by AbdullahTammour, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. AbdullahTammour macrumors newbie

    AbdullahTammour

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    In a page that has an embedded flash audio (or video) player in it, is there a way to know the source (IP address or URL) of the embedded audio (or video) file?

    is there a way to know to what URL or IP Address a given application is connected to?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Sometimes. As one example, you can click View > View Source to look at elements of a web page. You can also use Safari's Develop menu to Show Web Inspector. You can also use sites like file2hd.com to see if it finds audio or video content on pages.

    For downloading YouTube videos, if you're using Safari and have ClickToFlash installed, right-click on the video and select "Download Video".

    You can also use ClipGrab or KeepVid or similar apps or sites.

    To download via Safari 5:

    While viewing the video just click "Window > Activity" then identify the video in the list of elements (it will likely show something like "258K of 1.8MB" and will be the largest file on the list.
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    Hold the option key down and double-click the file to download.

    There have been mixed reports about the availability of this functionality in Safari 6, using the Develop menu.
     
  3. AbdullahTammour thread starter macrumors newbie

    AbdullahTammour

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    Thank you for your fast reply
    and thanks for answering my question

    but you didn't answer the second question:
    my other question is: is there a way to know what site or IP Address an application is connected to
    for example : to what server skype or other (IM Apps) is connecting to
    to what IP Addree iTunes is connecting and so on
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't know of a way to find that out for all apps, but why would that matter, anyway?
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

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    Little Snitch
     
  6. AbdullahTammour thread starter macrumors newbie

    AbdullahTammour

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    sometimes you download a file from a suspicious site and you want to monitor it to know whether this app is sending information and to where it is sending the info
    there's a program called *little snitch* that do this but I want to do it manually :D

    I remember from my days on Windows that you can use netstat to do this but I don't remember how
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I see what you're asking now. I highly recommend you don't download files and especially that you don't install software from untrusted sites. That's a good way to introduce malware into your Mac. Little Snitch is a good app for tracking, so I'd just use that instead of trying to reinvent the wheel.
     
  8. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Netstat is available in the Network Utility app located in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder.

    Applications/Utilities/Network Utility.app

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Utility
     

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