where are temp movies held?

orijinal

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using safari and say a clip is playing in the browser, where is this movie stored? is it in a temp folder like with a windows pc?

i know with some videos in .wmv format, they are saved to my desktop before opening, but safari is playing some mpgs in the actual browser. i did a spotlight search of the file names but to no avail.
 

stridey

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orijinal said:
using safari and say a clip is playing in the browser, where is this movie stored? is it in a temp folder like with a windows pc?

i know with some videos in .wmv format, they are saved to my desktop before opening, but safari is playing some mpgs in the actual browser. i did a spotlight search of the file names but to no avail.
The real question is, do you want these files to a) keep, or b) trash? If a, just option click on the original link to download them. If b, browse in private mode, and the files won't be made in the first place.
 

mkrishnan

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stridey said:
The real question is, do you want these files to a) keep, or b) trash? If a, just option click on the original link to download them. If b, browse in private mode, and the files won't be made in the first place.
Is it really true that caching is disabled in Safari's private mode?
 

stridey

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mkrishnan said:
Is it really true that caching is disabled in Safari's private mode?
From apple.com:

Safari protects your personal information on shared or public Macs when surfing the Web. Go ahead and check your bank account and .Mac email at the library or shop for birthday presents on the family Mac. Using Safari’s new Private Browsing feature, no information about where you visit on the Web, personal information you enter or pages you visit are saved or cached. It’s as if you were never there.
(emphasis mine) So, yeah, it would seem so.
 

mkrishnan

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stridey said:
So, yeah, it would seem so.
Thanks... that definitely clears it up. The text in the pop-up inside Safari is different:

When private browsing is turned on, webpages are not added to the history, items are automatically removed from the Downloads window, information isn't saved for AutoFill (including names and passwords), and searches are not added to the pop-up menu in the Google search box. Until you close the window, you can still click the Back and Forward buttons to return to webpages you have opened.
And that's why I was asking... it mentions a lot of things, but doesn't say anything about caching....
 

orijinal

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not porn, but media like from ebaums.

this is also an easy work around to ripping ringtones from sites.

i did it all the time on the PC, and i was wondering if i can do it with the mac.
 

tag

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orijinal said:
not porn, but media like from ebaums.

this is also an easy work around to ripping ringtones from sites.

i did it all the time on the PC, and i was wondering if i can do it with the mac.
Ok, I'm not sure what ebaums is, but when a page starts to load the .wmv file that you want to save, you could always just view the source code of the page, search for '.wmv' to find the files address, and then in terminal use 'curl' to save that .wmv file to your desktop. Thats quick and always works for me anyways.

If your not familiar with curl its use is...

curl http://www.whatever.com/filehere.wmv > ~/Desktop/filehere.wmv
 

orijinal

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yeah but sometimes the source doesn't show the actual file, like with visiting ringtone sites that i want to rip.

and yes, ebaums is "teh win"
 

mkrishnan

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There's a method you can google search that I know works for iTunes music videos. The problem is that Quicktime and other players don't store the cached files by filename. I think it's the same as in Windows, isn't it? So you need some kind of clue to find the right file. In the iTunes case, lsof is grep'd for "iTunes." :) I don't know what you could do similarly, because I don't think there would be an obvious identifier in the file name. :(
 
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