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    How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    When playing an MP3 file on a web site, is there any way of capturing it?
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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    Anything (almost) you view etc. on a web site will be stored in your cache, the Temporary Internet Files folder. This is a system folder and as such its contents are hidden by default. You can specify that you want to see the contents of system folders in Tools/Folder Options..., View tab. The location of the cache depends on the operating system. In Windows XP it is Cocuments and Settings<username>Local SettingsTemporary Internet Files, where <username> is your user account. In older versions of Windows it was a subfolder of the Windows folder.
    If you can find the .mp3 file in the cache, copy it to a convenient location.

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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    Hi, Peter ~

    Also, if you are clicking a link to play a file that is not streamed, you may right-click on the link and select 'Save target as...'.

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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    Thanks Hans. No dice, nothing there. On thinking about it, the file I want is a Real Player streaming thingo. Any way of capturing that?
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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    Thanks Bruce. The file is a Real Player streaming thing, so there is nothing like 'Save target as' in the right click menu.
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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    A Real Player Streaming Thing is VERY different that playing an MP3 file...

    It takes a SMALL amount of effort to get a Real Player file -- and how you do it depends on the file extension...

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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    There is no listing of the file name or extension. I just click and it plays. Without knowing the file extension (or even the file name), how do I capture it. Also how do you then convert it to CD or MP3 format?
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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    I believe conversion can be done using various third-party tools. But you first need to get a hold of the file. What EXACTLY do you click to get it? I assume you are referring to a link on a web page. If it is possible, direct us to the page and I can look at it directly. Otherwise, you need to look at the source code of the web page to determine where that link is going.

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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    What I click is a link in an email. That brings up Real Player and the file plays. Right clicking on the link shows nothing. If I select view source for the entire email, then find the text that I clicked on previously, then copy that web reference and go to it in IE, it just starts Real Player playing the same file.
    Spelling it out like this makes my initial question seem rather silly. I guess that what I need is a tool that captures Real Player files as they play. and then be able to convert it to CD format. Does any such animal exist?
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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    Hi, Peter ~

    There are lots of ways to capture media played or streamed through Real Player and/or your sound card. You will have to do a google to find something that suits your needs.

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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    No, it is not silly at all. The link you click in the email MUST have some properties associated with it. The link is an anchor to a website, and inside the link is the name of the file that needs to be retrieved from that web site. The basic concept is:

    http:Web Site AddressName of Real Player file to retrieve and play

    Although it is not that simple. If you cannot get any more information on the link, PLEASE email me the link and I can look at it. Use the PostBox function here to contact me directly.

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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    Hi, Peter ~

    I just happened to happen across Free File: Streamripper.<IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/cd.gif>

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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    Thanks for the link. That bring us to a .smil file -- which I see is a "Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language" file. I don't recall RealPlayer using those before -- but I dumped RealPlayer years ago.

    Give me some more time. Got to run.

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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    Thanks Bruce, but it's an WinAMP addin. I guess it would be pretty useless in real Player.
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    Re: How do you capture MP3s (IE6)

    I found a way. Well actually, after discussing the problem with a few of you great guys, I came to realise that what I wanted was a way of recording Real Player streamed audio. Not much around that will do it. But I found TotalRecorder from High Criteria (http://www.highcriteria.com/products.htm). It works like a charm. Grabs the audio from their sound driver. You can save it in .wav or mp3. It
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