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Elgin Clock
05-04-2004, 11:19 AM
I want to save a quicktime movie file locally, namely for example:

THIS ONE (http://www.blur.com/html_quicktime/rockfish_480.html)

It's embedded into the webpage. I found the actual hyperlink directly to the movie file, and opened it in Quicktime media player, but alas, there was no "Save As" option available to me?!?!?

Anyone know of any feasible way to save a QT .mov file like this particular one?

I even tried opening it in WMP, with no luck at all... :rolleyes:

Oh, and watch the movie if you feel like it. It is really cool, hence why I want to save it locally.

FotoPlasma
05-04-2004, 11:23 AM
You could make an HTML file on your home computer with a link to the movie file, and then, in your browser, right click and use the Save As function.

Most of the time, when I have the link to something I want to download, I use the program "wget" for linux, but I'm not sure how available that is to you.

MikeDubreuil
05-04-2004, 11:24 AM
I want to save a quicktime movie file locally, namely for example:

THIS ONE (http://www.blur.com/html_quicktime/rockfish_480.html)

It's embedded into the webpage. I found the actual hyperlink directly to the movie file, and opened it in Quicktime media player, but alas, there was no "Save As" option available to me?!?!?

Anyone know of any feasible way to save a QT .mov file like this particular one?

I even tried opening it in WMP, with no luck at all... :rolleyes:

Oh, and watch the movie if you feel like it. It is really cool, hence why I want to save it locally.


You have to view the source of the website. Find where the movie file is actually stored on the web server. Then create a link to it in a regular HTML file. Then right click your link, and choose "Save Target as".

I did that for you though. Here's your link: http://www.blur.com/quicktime/480x360/rockfish_480.mov (http://www.blur.com/quicktime/480x360/rockfish_480.mov).

Clark Gilbert
05-04-2004, 11:24 AM
^ Or what they said ^

Use this URL

http://www.blur.com/quicktime/480x360/rockfish_480.mov

Then open the Quicktime movie player on your PC and do an "open url."

Paste in that URL and then save as.

:)

Elgin Clock
05-04-2004, 11:27 AM
Wow.. 3 responses in only like maybe 3 minutes. Sweet!!

Well, I feel like an idiot now, this solution was so simple, I overlooked it.

Thanks all!!

Kevin Watson
05-04-2004, 01:52 PM
I want to save a quicktime movie file locally...As others have suggested, save this code to a file with the extension .htm or .html. Just place your link on the "href=" line, save it and then open it up in your browser.


<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Get That Web File</title>
</head>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<p><a
href="http://www.blur.com/quicktime/480x360/rockfish_480.mov">Right-click here
</a></p>
</body>
</html>


-Kevin

mtrawls
05-04-2004, 02:30 PM
Bah! Make a web-page and then use that to download the file. Sure, it'll work, but there's a more elegant way ... I just can't resist:


# get_movie.pl
use LWP::Simple;
$movie_file = $ARGV[0] || "http://some.site/foo.mov";
$download_name = $ARGV[1] || "mov01.mov";
$movie_content = get($movie_file);

open(MOVIE,">//path//to//your//favored//download//directory//" . $download_name);
binmode MOVIE;
print MOVIE $movie_content;
# note that code is untested
# and you should always use warnings/strict!


Now you have a solution that'll work as many times as need be. Just type in movie.pl movie_url_address foo.mov and voila. No need for a two-step process once the script is done. Overkill? ... I think not!

Kyle Fenton
05-04-2004, 02:36 PM
What I do is open up the file in the quicktime player and export it.

FotoPlasma
05-04-2004, 04:38 PM
Now you have a solution that'll work as many times as need be. Just type in movie.pl movie_url_address foo.mov and voila. No need for a two-step process once the script is done. Overkill? ... I think not!
The problem is that not everyone has (or wants to have) Perl installed on their computer. Everyone who has access to CD, on the other hand, has a web browser installed. ;)

Also, that rockfish thing is pretty cool. Thanks for having this problem, Elgin! :D

ryan_f
05-04-2004, 07:45 PM
im pretty sure that if you go into your temporary internet files, it will be there, so you can just copy/paste it

mtrawls
05-04-2004, 08:41 PM
The problem is that not everyone has (or wants to have) Perl installed on their computer.

Well, that just identifies a more serious problem than not being able to save a movie file, no? A problem quickly remedied (http://cpan.org/ports/index.html), however. ;) And recognizing that my solution might not be too widely used, I offer it to at least demonstrate that TMTOWTDI*. (Granted, there're some ways to convert a perl file into an executable that can run even without having the perl interpreter installed; probably too much trouble than it's worth though. :D)

* There's more than one way to do it. Coincientally enough, the motto of perl.

FotoPlasma
05-04-2004, 08:58 PM
There's more than one way to do it.
Hehe. Just joking at this point. I once heard a response to this statement, and it went something like this:
"There is only one way to do it, and that is in C.
Learn C, you hippies!"

I apologize if this sounds offensive. I posted this in purely a humorous intention. I consider myself a hippie, too. :)

lcmessage
02-01-2005, 10:23 PM
Hey guys,

I tried all the methods you said - but i still can't download the movie. In fact, it's off of a secure website (you know like before i access the page it says all that "this website is secure blah blah do you wish to continue?").

Does this mean that it's impossible to download the .mov then?

- Lance.

Elgin Clock
02-01-2005, 10:35 PM
Hey guys,

I tried all the methods you said - but i still can't download the movie. In fact, it's off of a secure website (you know like before i access the page it says all that "this website is secure blah blah do you wish to continue?").

Does this mean that it's impossible to download the .mov then?

- Lance.
Right click the link above and "save as" or whatever the equivalent is on your type of computer/OS/Browser.

huskyboy
02-28-2005, 04:06 PM
Having trouble downloading these files:
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/seminars/ed231e/


save as lets me download a .mov file but the file is less than 1kb... opened it with text editor and it just has information to another link... tried to use that link to get the file and could not...

any advise?

need from lecture 2 and beyond

Elgin Clock
02-28-2005, 07:25 PM
Having trouble downloading these files:
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/seminars/ed231e/


save as lets me download a .mov file but the file is less than 1kb... opened it with text editor and it just has information to another link... tried to use that link to get the file and could not...

any advise?

need from lecture 2 and beyond
Your problem is that even if you use the trick I learned, and shown above, then when you plop the link to the video:

http://www.ats.ucla.edu/videos/edu231e_1_ref.mov

in a browser, then it just links you to a streaming movie file. What this saves as, is just a shortcut to the actual video hidden on the UCLA server somewhere. Even if you right click, and save that link, then.. you still have to connect to watch the movie.

Thus the fact (which I have determined) that streaming media really sux.

Even a little program I wrote doesn't work to grab it. :(
To DL the movie, you will have to gain exclusive access to the UCLA server that the movie is hosted on from what I can tell.

But then again..
I'm not sure about QT files. Maye someone else can help you better.

huskyboy
03-03-2005, 01:58 PM
Your problem is that even if you use the trick I learned, and shown above, then when you plop the link to the video:

http://www.ats.ucla.edu/videos/edu231e_1_ref.mov

in a browser, then it just links you to a streaming movie file. What this saves as, is just a shortcut to the actual video hidden on the UCLA server somewhere. Even if you right click, and save that link, then.. you still have to connect to watch the movie.

Thus the fact (which I have determined) that streaming media really sux.

Even a little program I wrote doesn't work to grab it. :(
To DL the movie, you will have to gain exclusive access to the UCLA server that the movie is hosted on from what I can tell.

But then again..
I'm not sure about QT files. Maye someone else can help you better.


THanks for your help.... anyone else able to capture this video for me?

amitpg78
03-18-2005, 01:12 PM
Hi,

I have the same problem but of a different type.

The Quicktime movie opens up inside a Javascript window.

I am trying to copy the movie but that option is disabled when I right click on the movie.

How do I save the movie.

Please suggest.

Thanx

Ciao

MrToast
03-18-2005, 02:12 PM
The Quicktime movie opens up inside a Javascript window.

I am trying to copy the movie but that option is disabled when I right click on the movie.

How do I save the movie.

Right click in the window, view page source. Look through the source until you find the .mov link. Copy that link, paste it into a new window, then Save the page.

HTH,

Dave

jdiwnab
03-18-2005, 05:33 PM
Having trouble downloading these files:
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/seminars/ed231e/


save as lets me download a .mov file but the file is less than 1kb... opened it with text editor and it just has information to another link... tried to use that link to get the file and could not...

any advise?

need from lecture 2 and beyond

Like Elgin said, it's a streeming video. Meaning that the video is downloading to your cojmputer as you play it and then going away. it saves just enough in a buffer so that it plays smooth-ish. But the buffer doesn't stay. There are programs that you can get (can't think of any now) that will save streeming video for you. but the .mov file that you want isn't availible in any standard way. And like Elgin said, Streeming video sucks

activemx
03-18-2005, 05:39 PM
The simplest way to save a qucktime file is to click on the triangle button on the bottom right of the control bar. Then click save as quicktime movie. The feature only works on the quicktime full version.