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default type/creator isn't working (8 posts)

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  • Started 11 years ago by CFUSINATO
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • CFUSINATO Member

    I added a new suffix mapping for a type of file that I need to download from a remote server in large quantities; a "chyron graph document"...but it doens't have a common suffix because of the way the remote computer reads the documents. The files are named like ".9500" or ".9600" or ".9700", for from ".0000" to ".9999". I tried setting the default download type to "CH60" and the default creator to "CHGC" for the file type, but when I download a file or files the default is remaining "docu" and "macs" for some reason.

    I need to transfer hundreds of files and doing this one at a time where I can manually change the file type is not my preferred way of doing it.

    Anybody know what's up or what I can do as a work around?

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Unfortunately Fetch 4.0.2 has a bug that keeps the default type/creator feature from working. I can provide you with a test version that has this bug fixed, or you can use another utility to change the types and creators after you've downloaded the files.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • NeutronMonk Member

    This is exactly my problem. Chyron has a plug-in for Photoshop that works in OS9, but hasn't been carbonized for X. To use PS7 and OSX with the Chyron, you save your graphic as a targa (.tga) and name it with the full Chyron path, changing the usual sub-directory name with the file type, e.g.: C/DIRECTORYNAME/TGA/.1234 instead of C/DIRCETORYNAME/SUBDIRECTORYNAME/.1234 . , where 1234 is the Chyron file name. When this file is dragged'n'dropped onto Fetch, it will add a ".tga" suffix that Chyron will not deal with. The way you have to deal with this is to click " put files", select your file and in the resultant box delete the ".tga" suffix. As CFUSINATO points out, this one-by-one file transfer process can be painful! It should be noted that the true fault is Chyron's and their crazy FTP implementation. However, as the Chyron Infinit is a legacy device still used by hundreds, if not thousands of television stations around the world for their on-air graphics, it is a problem that is dealt with daily.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    That sounds like a different problem (the other user was downloading, and it sounds like you are uploading). Fetch shouldn't add file name suffixes if you disable that option in the Upload section of Fetch Preferences. Does that help? If not I'd like to hear more about the problem.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • NeutronMonk Member

    In the fetch preferences, the only options are to turn off the suffixes for .bin, .hqx, and .txt- nothing about other extensions or about turning off all suffixes.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    There's also the "Add Internet Config suffix to Raw Data uploads". That's the only setting that would result in a .tga suffix being added.

    If you don't have that checked, and suffixes are still being added, I'd be interested to see the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after such an upload.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • NeutronMonk Member

    Following is the transcript after trying to drag'n'drop the file < C/SAMPLES/TGA/.5555>
    Note the .tga added after 5555 by Fetch.

    Fetch 4.0.3 System 0x1026 Serial FETCHFL001-E27A-ML0C TR
    Connecting to 192.161.100.21 port 21 (8/20/03 4:27:05 PM)
    220 service ready for new user
    USER anonymous
    331 user name ok - need password
    PASS
    230 user logged in
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: Chyron: pSOS
    PWD
    257 "0.0/INFINIT" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 unrecognized command, sorry!
    PWD
    257 "0.0/INFINIT" is current directory.
    CWD /
    250 CWD command successful.
    PWD
    257 "0.0/" is current directory.
    PASV
    502 Command not implemented.
    PORT 192,161,100,24,74,109
    200 PORT command successful.
    LIST
    150 "0.0/" directory found
    -r-------- 1 guest chyron 1121280 Aug 09 2002 BITMAP.SYS
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 16 Nov 20 2002 DAM
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 80 Sep 10 2002 DESK
    -r-------- 1 guest chyron 8388608 Aug 09 2002 FLIST.SYS
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 96 Jul 30 15:27 INFINIT
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 80 Sep 06 2002 JETSJOURNAL
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 16 May 14 18:03 METSSPAN
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 16 May 14 18:11 MSGMETS
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 16 Aug 12 2002 PCM
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 16 Feb 12 12:34 PROM
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 80 Apr 19 20:26 PROMOS
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 16 Nov 22 2002 RAY
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 16 Aug 09 2002 READAHEAD
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 96 Aug 20 11:14 SAMPLES
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 96 Aug 09 2002 SYSTEM
    drwx------ 1 guest chyron 64 May 22 11:10 TRANSFORMS
    226 Transfer complete.
    PWD
    257 "0.0/" is current directory.
    TYPE I
    200 command ok
    PORT 192,161,100,24,73,17
    200 PORT command successful.
    STOR C/SAMPLES/TGA/.5555.tga
    550 invalid file name
    ftp_store_setup: -30000 (state == RPUT_SETTING_UP)
    ABOR
    500 unrecognized command, sorry!

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If the "Add Internet Config suffix to Raw Data uploads" box is unchecked my guess is that the file already has the .tga file extension before Fetch sees it.

    I recommend going to the Finder and choosing "Preferences..." from the Finder menu. Check the "Always show file extensions" box, and then take a look at the file in question -- does it have an extension?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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