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    Streaming Media Saved to Disk

    I wonder if anybody can help.

    I have an account with www.lynda.com (Which is excellent by the way and I recommend very strongly for all web design)
    The only problem I have is that it uses QuickTime streaming to show movies... All well and good but my broadband provide has definate busy times. So I'd like to download and save the file at night (Off peak) to watch during the day (Peak)

    Is there any utility that will allow you to save streamed files? Not just QuickTime but Real Media and other formats perhaps?

    I can't get the url to d/l the file and the streamed file is lost immediately after you close Quick TIme.

    Any thoughts?

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    Re: Streaming Media Saved to Disk

    Before you close QT, try searching your TIF for the file name. You may be able to copy it to another location.

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    Re: Streaming Media Saved to Disk

    Thanx

    Will give that a go

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    Re: Streaming Media Saved to Disk

    Hi, bemused ~

    QuickTime streaming files are stored as a .tmp file in the 'Cocuments and Settings<Username>Local SettingsTemp' folder. It cannot be copied as the file is in use and when you close QuickTime or exit the file, it is deleted automatically from the Temp folder. This is by design for streaming files to prevent the viewer from saving them.

    You can save streamed QuickTime movies, but must meet certain conditions as outlined in this article.

    There are applications such as StreamBox VCR Suite which will save everything you receive in streaming whether it be video or audio including Quicktime, Real Media, Windows Media and other formats.

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    Re: Streaming Media Saved to Disk

    Hi, Bemused.

    If the link you click for the stream to start refers to an .asx file, then you can try this:
    - instead of left cliking on the link, right click, "save target as", save it.
    - open the .asx file with notepad or any other text editor.
    - it will frequently happen that the code includes another url, which might refer to the REAL file behind the stream (say, a .wmv file). You can then copy the complete url and have a download manager (such as Go!Zilla) handle the rest.

    NOTE: this doesn't necessarily work. But hopefully, it's another chance you'll get the file.

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    Re: Streaming Media Saved to Disk

    Are you using Quicktime Pro? ($30 from Apple). This link mentions that you can save Movies from the Web which may include streaming. You may want to check it out.

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    Re: Streaming Media Saved to Disk

    Thanks everybody.

    I'll check all of these out at the weekend.

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