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Tip: Downloading with Safari

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#1
Well I figured that I would share something I learned a while back, considering I have yet to contribute to this site. If you want to download any virtually any file that requires playback (video, audio) then please check this out! This could very well be old news, but hopefully not.

Find the site with the file you want, youtube, bandcamp, etc.

Once you're there on Safari(6.0.1), click "Develop" in the toolbar, and then "Show Web Inspector".
In older versions you would simply click "View" and then "Show Activity" or something similar.

Now you with either have a menu pop up from the bottom (Web Inspector) or a pop-up window (Activity). If there is a folder titled "Other" open, click the arrow to view contents.

Click play, and watch the activity. In Web Inspector, a folder titled "Other" will pop up if it hasn't already, and a file will appear as it is loading. Click the file.

From here you will be led to a Web Element, if the file doesn't start downloading, copy the address in Safari's URL bar.

Goto a website where you can use HTML such as practiceboard(dot)com.

Now type this coding "<a href="yourlink">anyword</a href>"

When you can see the link you just created, in this case "anyword", then right click and click "Download Linked File".

This is probably an old method, but when figuring this out I couldn't find anything on the interwebs to help me out, so hopefully this helps you out!
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#2
Old trick but still a good one. Thanks! :)
#3
Originally posted by Oll2:
Well I figured that I would share something I learned a while back, considering I have yet to contribute to this site. If you want to download any virtually any file that requires playback (video, audio) then please check this out! This could very well be old news, but hopefully not.

Find the site with the file you want, youtube, bandcamp, etc.

Once you're there on Safari, click "Develop" in the toolbar, and then "Show Web Inspector".
In older versions you would simply click "View" and then "Show Activity" or something similar.

Now you with either have a menu pop up from the bottom (Web Inspector) or a pop-up window (Activity). If there is a folder titled "Other" open, click the arrow to view contents.

Click play, and watch the activity. In Web Inspector, a folder titled "Other" will pop up if it hasn't already, and a file will appear as it is loading. Click the file.

From here you will be led to a Web Element, if the file doesn't start downloading, copy the address in Safari's URL bar.

Goto a website where you can use HTML such as practiceboard(dot)com.

Now type this coding "<a href="yourlink">anyword</a href>"

When you can see the link you just created, in this case "anyword", then right click and click "Download Linked File".

This is probably an old method, but when figuring this out I couldn't find anything on the interwebs to help me out, so hopefully this helps you out!
Except the latest version of safari doesn't allow this because it has been removed from the browser
#4
Originally posted by megadunderhead:


Except the latest version of safari doesn't allow this because it has been removed from the browser
Then find the link in Firefox, or don't update.
#5
Thanks for sharing it, good information....!
#6
Thanks I forgot how to do this
#7
Originally posted by Oll2:
Well I figured that I would share something I learned a while back, considering I have yet to contribute to this site. If you want to download any virtually any file that requires playback (video, audio) then please check this out! This could very well be old news, but hopefully not.

Find the site with the file you want, youtube, bandcamp, etc.

Once youre there on Safari(6.0.1), click "Develop" in the toolbar, and then "Show Web Inspector".
In older versions you would simply click "View" and then "Show Activity" or something similar.

Now you with either have a menu pop up from the bottom (Web Inspector) or a pop-up window (Activity). If there is a folder titled "Other" open, click the arrow to view contents.

Click play, and watch the activity. In Web Inspector, a folder titled "Other" will pop up if it hasnt already, and a file will appear as it is loading. Click the file.

From here you will be led to a Web Element, if the file doesnt start downloading, copy the address in Safaris URL bar.

Goto a website where you can use HTML such as practiceboard(dot)com.

Now type this coding "<a href="yourlink">anyword</a href>"

When you can see the link you just created, in this case "anyword", then right click and click "Download Linked File".

This is probably an old method, but when figuring this out I couldnt find anything on the interwebs to help me out, so hopefully this helps you out!
Good trick.I love it :)
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