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Old 07-10-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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I have tried plug-ins from Firefox which make such claims but don't deliver...and just installed Real Player which makes similar claims. It appeared to download it, but when I searched on my HD, it's not there. Apparently they have a curious definition of what "download" means. To me that means the file is now on my HD. ? Help appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Augusta, Maine
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I have tried plug-ins from Firefox which make such claims but don't deliver...and just installed Real Player which makes similar claims. It appeared to download it, but when I searched on my HD, it's not there. Apparently they have a curious definition of what "download" means. To me that means the file is now on my HD. ? Help appreciated.
Weird, whenever I download a video from the internet using real player, it goes to the folder named Realplayer Downloads in the my videos folder.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:15 PM
 
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I am not sure if I understood you correctly but with Firefox, you specify where the files are to be downloaded to on: Tools > Options > Main:


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And for a specific file type, you can configure how it is to be handled within Firefox on: Tools > Options > Application (locate the file type in question) > Drop down the list on the right and pick the desired action:


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Old 07-10-2010, 11:35 PM
 
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Weird, whenever I download a video from the internet using real player, it goes to the folder named Realplayer Downloads in the my videos folder.
I have no such folder.


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I am not sure if I understood you correctly but with Firefox, you specify where the files are to be downloaded to on: Tools > Options > Main:
It isn't about specifying where to download, but the fact that I can't DO the download.

Appreciate the attempts tho.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Have you tried the Firefox add-on, Video DownloadHelper? It works well with lots websites, and has loads of options. You can specify what directory/folder you want the videos to download to.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006/
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Weird, whenever I download a video from the internet using real player, it goes to the folder named Realplayer Downloads in the my videos folder.
That's what I have by default, too.

To see what folder the vids are going to, get into RealPlayer and follow this:

Tools > Preferences > Download & Recording

The Download & Recording box will show where the files are saved. You can change the destination if you wish.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:31 AM
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I have tried plug-ins from Firefox which make such claims but don't deliver...and just installed Real Player which makes similar claims. It appeared to download it, but when I searched on my HD, it's not there. Apparently they have a curious definition of what "download" means. To me that means the file is now on my HD. ? Help appreciated.
Do you mean downloading video from like youtube or any other site? If so, try KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!. Go there to enter the URL of where video is located and then download to your local hard drive.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:50 AM
 
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It isn't about specifying where to download, but the fact that I can't DO the download.
Then the it might be due to the file type or the site you are downloading from. Was the second screenshot no help/not applicable?

Another idea is, to share the file/web site link in question so we can check to see if it is the site, the file or your browser.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: New York
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Then the it might be due to the file type or the site you are downloading from. Was the second screenshot no help/not applicable?........

Good Explanation -

Trying to download "Flash" videos (Swf) is not easy to extract.

As for downloading FLV files - Firefox has add on's you can use, kinda easy.

As for Avi and Wav files, Firefox has settings where to download it once you clip on the file really easy....

Point make sure you know the type of file you are trying to download.

My 2 cents.......


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