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Old 05-26-2011, 02:09 AM   #1
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download files via wget in browser


I had set two 700MB links for download in firefox 3.6.3 by browser itself. Both of them hung at 84%.
I trust wget so much.
Here the problem is : when we click on download button in firefox then it says save file & when download has begun then i can right click in downloads window & select copy download link to find out that link was http://d212.uploadstation.com/file/v...Kum.DvDRip.avi
if i knew that earlier like in case of hotfile server there is no script associated with download button just it points to avi URL so I can copy it easily.
I read
'wget --load-cookies cookies_file -i URL -o log'
I have free account (NOT premium) on sharing server so all I get is html page .
Isn't there a way to associate wget as default download manager of firefox ?
 
Old 05-26-2011, 04:02 AM   #2
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wget nor any other will work on that type of site
turn off security settings and allow the site cookies
click the "slow" download - wait the ? what 30 or 60 sec. then wait for the generated download link to appear and save
 
Old 06-17-2011, 01:07 AM   #3
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Finally I got 'gwget'-GNOME frontend for wget & 'flashgot' extension for firefox to send download link to gwget automatically.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 01:29 PM   #4
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Still does not work in case of rapidshare as output file name is too long (> 256 characters) .
I am desperately looking for browser that logs the download activity So that size mentioned in header at beginning can be compared with what has been downloaded.

any ideas ?
 
Old 07-05-2011, 11:41 AM   #5
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Let me reiterate

In firefox sometimes I see that download is finished after 40MB without any error messages though the file is of 100MB. I think the http server gives header information about file size as seen in wget output .

I am searching for web browser that logs downloading so that I can ascertain that I got complete file.
 
  


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