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EBaba


EBaba

newbie
Location: Uppsala

Total posts: 10
Posted:Hi! Could anyone help me? When I try to download a video from community-videos I just get the file display_usa.php, or sometimes another extension (.avi .wmv etc.) Tried using both ie and firefox, right clicking save as, and even entering the url straight into various media players with no luck. The videos on forums-videos come down fine. Searched for references but doesn't seem like anyone else has the same problem. An ideas out there?

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire

Total posts: 3136
Posted:whoever wrote the video support for the photo galleries doesn't seem to quite understand (or hasn't read) the http protocol specs, as it doesn't output to the browser when you click the link what the filename or size of the video is. It's currently sending:



1 HTTP/1.1 200 OK

2 Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 20:35:51 GMT

3 Server: Apache/2.0.50 (Fedora)

4 X-Powered-By: PHP/4.3.10

5 Connection: close

6 Content-Type: video/avi



It should also be sending "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"filename.avi\"", "Accept-Ranges: bytes" and "Content-Length: <size in bytes>". Basically at the moment, your browser knows it should be treated like an avi file but doesn't know the filename, so guesses given the filename on the server, which is a php file. It also has no idea what the size of it is either, so it won't show a percentage of how much is downloaded. Whether or not it will actually show on your computer depends how exactly it's setup, but the coding is currently quite amateurish.


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:red hats itch my scalp so.
whhy?!!??


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

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Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr

Total posts: 4217
Posted:i get that at times - try clearing your temp files or just make note of the file name and rename it from display_usa when u save it.

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:Just copy the link, open your media player of choice, and paste the URL in the box. There should be a "open URL" option in the file menue.

-James

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Dragon7
GOLD Member since Oct 2003

Dragon7

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Location: Aotearoa (NZ)

Total posts: 625
Posted:Happy b-day sparkey! biggrin

I dont know whats worse! Not being able to d/l from hop or not having enough space left to upload your vidyo frown


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:rapidshare.de wink

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Dragon7
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Dragon7

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Location: Aotearoa (NZ)

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Posted:eek hug Thanks Bender wave Made my day...

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EBaba


EBaba

newbie
Location: Uppsala

Total posts: 10
Posted:Right. Seem to have got it working okay now- with a bit of tinkery tinkering. Thanks for the tips! smile

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:i just presumed that the save file name was left as display_usa.php as a leech deterrent.
This is sensible for a free website offering a king's bounty in multimedia downloads.
Mi'lord.


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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

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Location: Warwickshire

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Posted:i can think of less tacky ways to stop leechers

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:yes i agree, but you know that stalking is illegal in most places!

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 1002
Posted:if you see display NZ it is coming off the NZ server and USA means it is coming off the USA server. We keep all videos in both locations and share bandwidth to reduce costs. If someone links from another site direct to our videos (bandwidth theft) they get redirected to our main page and the script emails us the offending website.

Flid cheers for the added info.Those headers have now been added hug


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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire

Total posts: 3136
Posted:cool, glad it helped. I assumed it was part of the photo software your using as opposed to something written by HoP, i wouldn't have slagged it off had i known wink

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