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Downloading Episode 1 Problems

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  • Keyes

    Keyes

    #129299 - 14 years ago

    Everytime I try to download the SH Episode One WMV file it makes me download a html file...

    why?
    I still haven't been able to watch it because I'm temporarily on dial-up and don't want to wait 3 hours to download a html file that's probably not gonna work.

    Anyone got any insight please? I swear this is driving me nuts.

  • guiltyspark

    guiltyspark

    #129393 - 14 years ago

    In reply to Keyes, #1:

    Right click and save the link, then rename it to "Episode 1.wmv". That should work.

  • guiltyspark

    guiltyspark

    #129397 - 14 years ago

    In reply to guiltyspark, #2:

    In fact, it definitely works, I just tried it.

  • BlackDog

    BlackDog

    #129398 - 14 years ago

    Yeah, or just after you download it change the extension to .wmv

    I have no idea why they have it in html format. Confused me too. =-/

    Luckily though, I have a cable connection. =-D

  • guiltyspark

    guiltyspark

    #129462 - 14 years ago

    In reply to BlackDog, #4:

    It's because they are using a script to handle file downloading instead of linking directly to the files. Presumably to keep track of stats and to allow easier uploading of new files.

  • Keyes

    Keyes

    #129945 - 14 years ago

    Thanks.

    Ironically I just thought of renaming it now...... damn!

  • Yaksha

    Yaksha

    #129992 - 14 years ago

    Or just try clicking the link, it should open in Windows Media Player automatically/

  • Sheamyn

    Sheamyn

    #130107 - 14 years ago

    In reply to guiltyspark, #2:

    Guiltyspark, you are my hero. I never would have thought of that.

    *knows nothing about computers*

  • dawnschild

    dawnschild

    #130349 - 14 years ago

    In reply to guiltyspark, #2:

    Heh, thanks. I shoulda known what to do. I sometimes wonder how I can call myself a true "geek" if I forget such basic things as file extensions and formats. By the way, your avatar-thing scares me. :<

  • Domingo

    Domingo

    #132983 - 14 years ago

    In reply to Keyes, #1:

    You could also try downloading through FlashGet, if you have it, it worked for me.