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May 28, 2013 at 11:27 am #45248
Thanks in advanceMay 28, 2013 at 11:34 am #136712
I don’t understand, if they are on your server why can’t you just access them using FTP?
If they are one someone else’s server then they could do it for you.May 28, 2013 at 11:48 am #136714
Thanks for the reply.
Here is a snippet of the code I’m generating:
ThanksMay 28, 2013 at 11:58 am #136717
You still haven’t answered my question.
Are these **your** .mp4 files and if not do you have permission to download them?May 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm #136719
Sorry! – No I cant get access to the server, but I have permission to download them.
Does that make sense?
At the moment I am searching through the code and typing the url into my browser and saving the file to my desktop. There are hundreds of videos, is there a way using javscript to save my time?
Thanks againMay 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm #136721
If the JS could access the raw files it seems logical to me that you would have access to that folder on the server and thus should be able to just copy the files over.
I’m a complete beginner at this but, frankly, this seems like an odd request.May 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm #136728CrocoDillonParticipant
There are jQuery plugins to download files using JS, with complete callbacks so I guess you can create a loop to download them all one after another. But… you might need access to the server hosting the files so not sure if it will work, haven’t tried (browser will just play the mp4 if it won’t work, try it by entering the url in the browser, does it play the mp4 or download it?).May 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm #136743chrisburtonParticipant
Wait. Can we have a URL to the site of these mp4’s to determine if this is legitimate?May 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm #136747AlenParticipant
> No I cant get access to the server, but I have permission to download them.
Who gave you permission to download these files? Ask them to set up temp. FTP account, login and download the files. If you indeed have hundreds of mp4 files, what do they expect you to sit in front of the computer and spend 8+ hours downloading… Doesn’t make sense.May 29, 2013 at 8:44 am #136881
I need to download the videos using a API:
The idea is to stream them onto our webpages, but Is there a way I can download these videos, without putting the path into the address bar?
Thanks for all the help folks, sorry if I’m not explaining it properly.May 29, 2013 at 10:00 am #136885
Still waiting to understand why the owner of the files just can’t send them to you.May 29, 2013 at 11:03 am #136890
Thanks for the reply.
I’ve been told I cannot access the server, I can only stream the videos. I can’t get anymore information than that.
Any ideas how I can download the videos efficiently?
Thanks againMay 29, 2013 at 11:24 am #136891
Nope…frankly this whole thing reeks.
If they’ve only told you that you can only stream them then that’s it.
They **obviously** don’t want you to have access to the raw files.May 29, 2013 at 2:03 pm #136925May 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm #136938AlenParticipant
I vote Yes.