Trouble downloading DMG files directly from browser (Safari and FF)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hit2cho, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. hit2cho macrumors newbie

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    #1
    When trying to download .dmg files through my browser (for example- when downloading the trial version of iWork on apple.com, or when trying to download the app from this site: http://postbox-inc.com/ ), my screen will usually say "thank you for downloading" or "your download will start momentarily," but the download doesn't start. I have this problem with both Safari and Firefox. Are any of you guys out there experiencing a similar problem? If so, have you been able to fix it? Any fixes out there for this?
     
  2. oYx macrumors regular

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    i've the same problem for quite a while now.

    did you manage to resolve it?
     
  3. aalaap macrumors newbie

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    I'm facing a similar problem right now. It might be related.

    I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard. Using Safari 4.0.3, I went to download the new Opera 10 final release to download it. I get the "thank you..." page, but the next page, where the actual .DMG file is linked, shows up like it's QuickTime (or something else) trying to stream a video. I tried this using a couple of different mirror URLs and it's always the same.

    I saw the source and it seems that Safari thinks it's a video file and wraps it in an HTML5 <video> element. It's not the URL giving out any HTML instead of the actual binary, because I fired up Chrome and the exact same URL started downloading right away. It should be done downloading now..

    So what could this be? Why does Safari think that a DMG I'm downloading is a streaming video?
     
  4. choi macrumors newbie

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    I met the same problem and solved it by removing igetter plugin. It seems that many plugins doesn't support safari in snow leopard.
     

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