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Offline G7PSK

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Downloading Dave's mp4 or rather not being able too.
« on: August 28, 2012, 03:49:44 pm »
Is is me or are other people experiencing the problem of not being able to download Dave's video. I am using Google chrome and when I click the download button I get another page that is labeled "untitled" and nothing happens it is as if Google have put a block on downloading video as the links work with Firefox. I have to download as my internet speed is a bit low owing to nearly 3.5 miles of copper wire being in the way. 
 

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Re: Downloading Dave's mp4 or rather not being able too.
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 07:43:18 pm »
I believe this is just Chrome trying to play the video file, and waiting for it to buffer. Try right clicking the link and choose save link as.
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Re: Downloading Dave's mp4 or rather not being able too.
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 05:41:21 pm »
So they broke Chrome again, I used to be able to grab any video of the screen using real player but that also no longer works as do all the other such programs and extensions that I have tried it would seem that Google now has a policy to stop downloading video especially from you tube.
 

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Re: Downloading Dave's mp4 or rather not being able too.
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 07:09:20 pm »
You're talking about two different things. YouTube tries somewhat to stop you from downloading videos, but that protection is full of holes. Try for example http://offliberty.com/ or http://keepvid.com/ or http://rg3.github.com/youtube-dl/ (for running on your computer)

But the link you're talking about is just a link to a file. Chrome tries to be smart and play it for you when you click it, just like it tries to be smart when you click a PDF link and show the document in the browser. That has nothing to do with any kind of protection.
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Re: Downloading Dave's mp4 or rather not being able too.
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 07:29:08 am »
It was definitely broken or blocked just as mysteriously as the downloading was stopped it has started again, I did do a Google search and it seems that I was not alone, I cant help but think that the problem had something to do with the Olympics as the downloading was stopped shortly after they began and started again a couple of weeks after they ended. I also got a notification from one of the video down-loaders that there was a compatibility problem with the latest Chrome and Firefox and they hoped to fix the problem shortly.
 

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Re: Downloading Dave's mp4 or rather not being able too.
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 04:27:55 pm »
Did you try my original advice back when I wrote? Ie to right click the video link in the blog post and choose save as. This worked for me at the time.
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Re: Downloading Dave's mp4 or rather not being able too.
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2012, 05:31:06 pm »
Yes I tried that it did not work at first then it did and then it did not and still does not work on google chrome I have to switch to firefox and hope it will download sometimes it does sometimes not.
 

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Re: Downloading Dave's mp4 or rather not being able too.
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012, 05:34:00 pm »
With Chrome, I use Chrome YouTube Downloader 2.6.10.  It works so far for all videos on youtube.
 


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