6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2012 1:23 PM by steven goldstrom
steven goldstrom Level 1 Level 1

I've download files from Archives.org.   Their extension is "weblock".  I can listen to them from the music folder in itunes.  I can even create a new playlist with the files in it.  But I cannot transfer the files to my itouch or burn a disc.  I've tried Handbrake, Audacity and Radiolover, and none of them are able to convert the file.  Any suggestions?


Mac OS X (10.7.1), itouch 4th generation
Reply by Limnos on Aug 20, 2012 11:13 PM Helpful

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.

Reply by Roger Wilmut1 on Aug 21, 2012 8:46 AM Helpful

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:

 

<HTML><HEAD></HEAD>

<BODY>

<a href="URL OF THE MP3 FILE">Link to the file</a>

</BODY></HTML>

 

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.

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