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Movie redownloaded (4 posts)

  • Started 4 years ago by JES Software
  • Latest reply 4 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • JES Software Member

    I thought I would have a look at 900 MB movie I wanted to download using QuickLook.
    The whole movie was downloaded but I cannot save it as a file.
    Looks like I have to download the whole movie again ;-)
    Or does some trick exist to get at the movie cached by QuickLook?

    jan E.

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Jan,

    If you have not quit Fetch since you used Quick Look to look at the movie, then the movie is still in the cache on your local disk and you can get at it again using the instructions below. Otherwise, if you have quit Fetch, then yes, I'm afraid you'll have to download it again.

    Unfortunately, the Quick Look API and interface does not provide a way to save the movie as a file directly from the Quick Look window in Fetch. But you can do the following to find the file that Quick Look downloaded:

    * After opening the movie using Quick Look in Fetch, double-click the movie in the Quick Look window. This will open the movie in the QuickTime Player (without downloading it again).
    * Then in QuickTime Player, hold down the Command key and click on the window's title bar. This will show you a pop-up menu showing the path of where the cached movie is stored.
    * Choose the folder name just below the movie's title in the pop-up menu. This will open the temporary folder containing the movie in the Finder.
    * Copy the movie to another folder of your choice.

    Note that Fetch clears the cache when you quit, so if you want to copy the movie elsewhere, do it before you quit Fetch.

    Sorry not to have a simpler answer for you, please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • JES Software Member

    I should have asked before I started downloading again!
    Download is 3/4 complete now.
    You can't really call this a Quick Look ;-)

    Jan E.

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Jan,

    Yes, I think as a general guideline we would say that you probably shouldn't try to use Quick Look in Fetch for 900 MB movie files. As you probably understand, there's no way to show a file from the server without downloading it first.

    The advantage using Apple's Quick Look over the old Fetch "View" command (which also downloaded files before showing them) is that it displays more kinds of files than our View command did, provides some more options for viewing the files after they're displayed (slideshow, add to iPhoto for image files), and users are familiar with what Quick Look does since it's the same command as in the Finder.

    However, one of the downsides is that it's harder to save the file directly, as discussed above; it's true that the older View command did allow a more obvious way to save the file directly after downloading it. If you would prefer, there is a way to disable Quick Look and go back to using the older View command - let us know if you'd like information about that.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

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