Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 10:18 PM (in response to steven goldstrom)
steven goldstrom wrote:
I've download files from Archives.org. Their extension is "weblock".
Is it webloc or weblock?
1st one is simply a web location (in Mac OS) or a link to a website.
How did you save thes files?
Got a link to one of these files at Archives.org?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 11:07 PM (in response to Chris CA)
I guess it's actually "webloc"...looks like it's an audio stream
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 11:13 PM (in response to steven goldstrom)
I use Firefox. I right clicked on one of your links, and saved the file which saved as a 5MB MP3. It opens in Quicktime and plays fine (jazz/blues). I don't want to open iTunes right now but unless it is one of those mp3s of which iTunes does not like the flavor then it should work in itunes too.G4 Quicksilver 2x1GHz 250/120GB HDs, Mac OS X (10.4.11), OS9.2.2, iTunes7.5, QT7.4&QTP2.5.1
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to steven goldstrom)
They're not audio streams - you can't save those in this way - they're just a direct link to the mp3 file, so if you click it it will play in the browser.
You can save the two you've linked to above as described. If you have a .webloc file it's a bit tricky because opening it will open the URL. What you need to do is to open it and select the whole URL in the address bar, then copy it and paste it into a TextEdit file for reference.
Now you need to create a web page in iWeb or any website creation program, and create a link to the URL you've saved. Then you can open the page in a browser and control-click (or right-click) it to download the file.
Alternatively paste the following into TextEdit:
<a href="URL OF THE MP3 FILE">Link to the file</a>
Enter the URL of the file where I've indicated, including the http:// - make sure you don't delete the inverted commas which must enclose it.
Save this page as anything.html (don't let TextEdit add .txt on the end) and open it in a browser: now you can control-click it to download the file.
Of course all this assumes that you have only the .webloc files - if you have found a website with direct links to the files then none of the above fandango is necessary.