5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2009 1:14 PM by hotpaly12345
Alex Zachopoulos Level 3 (845 points)
I've just installed Safari 4.0.3 on Snow Leopard, and for the life of me I can't figure out where to retrieve the downloaded stream of a radio program. In Leopard I used to press CMD-OPT-A (Activity Window) and then double click on the stream's entry, which would open up a new empty Safari tab, then duly download the stream's .mp3 file as a regular download and drop it on my Desktop.

Now, instead of a blank window, the stream opens in a new window with (apparently) the QT10 plugin, which plays the program, but does not allow me to store it.

Anyone? Thanks, as always!

MBP 17" 2.4GHz, PowerBook G4 17" 1.67GHz, Mac OS X (10.6), TiBook 550MHz Gigabit Ethernet, B/W G3, Win2K, WinXP
  • Alex Zachopoulos Level 3 (845 points)
    FWIW I stumbled upon this work-around which suits my purpose (i.e. that of saving a QT file locally so I can reuse offline).

    Still don't understand what's happened to the Activity Window method I describe above. Nor to the QT's Save As... right-click induced command.
  • Alex Zachopoulos Level 3 (845 points)
    BTW if anyone wants to try what I mean in the OP here's the link to the radio program. It's in greek, but you didn't care about that, right?

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)
    HI Alex,

    If this was a copyrighted file, that could be why you are having problems downloading it. Check the web site. Much of what's "streamed" on the net is.


    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit
  • Alex Zachopoulos Level 3 (845 points)
    Hi Carolyn, thanks for the post!

    Nope, I don't think it can be an issue with copyright. After all, nothing is disabled in Leopard (and I am guessing in Windoze, either).

    As a test I propose this: find something which you know is not copyrighted, and try to save locally using Snow Leopard. I have a feeling that there still won't be any Save As... command available anywhere in the browser or the QT interface. Just the copy method within the Downloads window of Safari.
  • hotpaly12345 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey its very true, 'coz i'm also facing the same problem.... it looks like i can't download any file that the QT plugin can support. Like .mp3 files

    But i assume that the file has got to be stored somewhere in the hard-drive 'coz i can play it even when i'm offline, maybe as a temporary file. But the question is where exactly in the folder is it stored, maybe i can retrieve it from there if i know the address.

    Help Please.... Thanks in advance