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Discussion in 'All other topics' started by nct35, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. nct35

    nct35 Guest

    Hi there.

    I am trying to download and open ffdshow, the download is fine, but the .cfm extension causes problems. Windows XP wants to know what program created it. I have often had this problem when downloading from Afterdawn, which is annoying as I find this site both helpful and informative. Can anyone help?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ketola

    Ketola Fighting ninjas Staff Member

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    Which browser are you using? The download pages should redirect you to the correct file, and your browser should ask you to save that file (eg. in FFDShow's case ffdshow_rev740_20070105_clsid.exe). You should not use the "Save as.." function.
     
  3. nct35

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    Hi

    My browser is Mozilla Firefox and I am using FreshDownload. There does not appear to be an option of anything but Save As. I went into options but no luck. Perhaps you know of a better download manager (suitable for newbies!) You said that I should not Save As - does this apply to only .cfm or are there others?

    I don't recall the download manager ever re-directing me to the correct file.

    Any advice and tips would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks
     
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    Ketola Fighting ninjas Staff Member

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    Are you sure you left click on the "Download" button on the software description page?

    I'm not familiar with FreshDownload, but the download assistants I have tried (eg. FlashGet and FlashGot) all cope with the redirects flawlessly.
     
  5. nct35

    nct35 Guest



    Thanks so much Ketola. I feel a complete fool now! but it's sorted, so thanks!
    Nct
     
  6. nct35

    nct35 Guest

    Hi Ketola

    In your last post you mentioned that you used FlashGot etc. I have had this on my pc for ages, and have tried, in vain, to find suitable easy instructions.
    I have - FlashGotAll FlashGotTabs Build Gallery FlashGot Options and of course FlashGot Options. I don't have FlashGet though. I have all of this, and it is going to waste and hogging up space. I would like to use it, so if you have any suggestions on where I can find an easy tutorial, that would be great. The Flash homepage might be ok for the advanced user, but not for novices such as myself !
    Thanks


     

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