I live in the US and have followed the RIAA/MPAA suits closely. Over the years I have heard British news agencies report such-and-such as being charged with illegal downloading
and wondered if that were even possible. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Jun 27, 2014 -
I'm an independent developer. I work from home, and I charge most of my clients by the hour. Often, a project will require the computer to do something while I twiddle my thumbs; for instance, downloading, uploading, running, or compiling a lot of code. I'm divided as to whether to charge for this. [more inside]
posted by user c
on Jun 4, 2014 -
I'm all ready to upgrade to Mavericks (OSX 10.9) except for one thing.
On Snow Leopard (10.6.8), I am able to open Safari's "Activity window" and see most video files as they're loading there (however, not certain sites like Hulu). From that window, it's an easy Option-Click to download said video file. Safari 7.0 doesn't have this ability. Is there a Safari 7.0 add-on or something that will bring this ability back to Safari? [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Nov 1, 2013 -
I help this sweet old lady with computer stuff. She's running Windows 7 and uses an SBC account "powered by Yahoo!" (terribly out-of-date interface). She often receives emails with family photos from her daughter-in-law's iPhone. She CAN download them, and I'm teaching her how to wade through the attachment-folders that seems to create (for virus-scanning I presume) and then copy them over to her Pictures folder, where she can organize them. However, they are often rotated incorrectly because of some iPhone - Windows issue, and they are often checked "Read-Only"... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper
on Apr 13, 2013 -
I think the tools for this exist, but I can't figure out how to put them together. I want to automate searching and downloading for any and all new videos, news articles, blog posts, etc. about a certain subject. It seems like there should be a way to do this by harnessing Google Alerts
and If This Then That
, but I can't figure out how to automate the downloading part of the process. [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead
on Apr 12, 2013 -
I need to download video from a jwplayer site. Looks like all the suggestions online require you to be a novice coder. I'm not. I just want this one video downloaded and all the normal Chrome or Firefox extensions don't work. Not even RealPlayer. Anyone care to advise. Here's the site. http://bit.ly/11blqJI
Windows here if it makes a difference. Though I can access a Mac if need be.
posted by caveatz
on Mar 19, 2013 -
My qBittorrent client (for Linux) stalls out far too often and knocks me offline. Why is this happening, and what can I do to fix or mitigate the problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 16, 2012 -
My coworker's husband has an old Mindspring/Comcast email account which he checks on a PC at home. He set up his email account to download only new messages onto a device -- so if he accesses his email account from a phone, he then doesn't see any of these new emails the next time he uses his PC. I have been asked to fix this, and I'm not sure what type of settings he has set up. Do you have any ideas off the top of your head? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer
on Apr 30, 2012 -
Is downloading videos and music a likely source of large amounts of outgoing network traffic from my computer? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Oct 18, 2011 -
Realistically, how risky is downloading movies, music, tv shows, software, etc from bit torrent? [more inside]
posted by AceRock
on Jan 21, 2011 -
What is the most cost effective way to have tons of music (piracy is not an option)? At the least I want something that lets me listen to music on my iPad offline because it is a WiFi only model. [more inside]
posted by antgly
on Nov 24, 2010 -
If you use a subscription download music service, what is your primary motivation for also *buying* files from that service? [more inside]
posted by teradome
on Sep 8, 2010 -
I have a laptop with a Verizon Broadband Card with a 5G plan allowance a month. I have no idea how far this will go, for example if I download a 2 hour movie off Netflix how much of my 5G would it use? Does it download the movie and then quit using the 5G while I am watching the movie?
posted by sandyp
on Aug 28, 2010 -
I want to create a very specific software application. Which language should I use? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter
on Apr 12, 2010 -
Now that the Digital Economy Bill in the UK is rushed through what is the timeline for enforcement?
posted by srboisvert
on Apr 12, 2010 -
I am having problems w/ Vuze, downloading, and launching. Let me be clear that this is pretty new to me, and though I read a no. of answers to questions, and tried a few fixes, nothing helped; I may have done more harm.
I am using mac 10.4.11. [more inside]
posted by ebesan
on Feb 10, 2010 -
There's a pretty small file (a .rar that contains a .pdf) I want to download on Megaupload. The download keeps timing out after a few seconds and doesn't start from where it leaves off when I reattempt to download it. I'd like to know if there's a web service that will grab that file off of Megaupload and move it to another downloading site (since I've always had this problem with MU). TIA! [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui
on Dec 16, 2009 -
Recommendations for downloading and saving streaming video from youtube, hulu, megavideo? [more inside]
posted by bluesky43
on Jun 9, 2009 -
Throughput, download speed, bandwidth, or something else -- which of these am I trying to say? I can download a huge file, topping speeds of around 140 KB/s. Is 140 KB/s my maximum download speed? And isn't that speed the same for all information I can receive, or just file transfers? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Jun 4, 2009 -
I need to download a video from my local ABC affiliate, an ibsys.com site. (If that means anything?) They don't provide a way to do this, and the usual tools are no help. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by fogster
on Jan 27, 2009 -
I often download documentaries, and generally love them, and frequently feel like I want to give back to the director.
Monetarily-wise, that is, as perhaps I didn't pay for them.
What do you think of a service that allowed for paypal or such donation to individual directors? Could it work?
Alternately, directors of small films could set up a link on their websites, and one could spread the idea memetically.
I'm not looking to cash in on this, just to get feedback on an idea of how to assuage my guilt and help support those who make films worthy of support.
posted by aschwa5
on Aug 1, 2008 -
macfilter/wordfilter: word attachments have suddenly started downloading as something called "securedownload." [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman
on Sep 6, 2007 -
I'm about to fly to Ibiza, and would like something to watch during the flight, and when relaxing during the day. Where can I get easily downloadable TV shows or films (and documentaries) in the correct format for my PSP (or maybe iPod)? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge
on Sep 2, 2007 -
I can't download torrents at school (JC in Tucson). Pages won't load. Solutions? Thanks
posted by JABof72
on Feb 21, 2007 -
Is using allofmp3 any more or less legal than downloading from an open server that lives somewhere under explicit RIAA coverage? What about an open server in Russia?
posted by mzurer
on Jan 17, 2007 -
Lately my computer (Powerbook, OS X 10.4.6, wireless ADSL internet) has been giving up halfway through downloading files. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by teem
on Jun 17, 2006 -
Why are some YouTube videos so much better quality than others? What video specs and file format (AVI, MOV, MPG) produce the best results?
posted by JudgeBork
on Apr 23, 2006 -
Flickr. Easy to upload to. Easy to publish. Easy to share. Finding it not so easy to download from. What tools if any exist so that I can do a batch download or otherwise automated capture of my photostream?
posted by cavalier
on Oct 26, 2005 -
Illegal Uses for iTunesFilter: How do you copy the mp3s from Shared libraries on iTunes to your HD? I seem to recall a program that achieved this task, but don't remember its name.
posted by mowglisambo
on May 24, 2005 -
Is there a software that can create mp3 playlists using tags (or something like it)? MI [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Feb 20, 2005 -
Let's assume, for a second, that I've maybe used LokiTorrent a few times to download a few things. Now, assume I've done this through a router and cable modem. How traceable am I? Is there any chance I could get sued? (i.e. should I take my computer and any CDs I have and make a big bonfire?)
posted by anonymous
on Feb 11, 2005 -
When searching for something in the Gnutella network (i'm using acquisition on the mac), what are those files that get returned that are my exact search terms, but with a .jpg or .wmv on the end? I've never dared download one in case it's mr goatse or something
posted by derbs
on Jan 17, 2005 -
I want to watch a few tv shows - I have been downloading torrents up to now - but I don't own a tv and don't want to get cable. Is there a pay service to be able to watch select shows (E.R., maybe some HBO) over the internet legally?
posted by bikergirl
on Jan 4, 2005 -
Why is it that recently some mp3s I try to play don't work? The time keeps advancing, but the visualizer doesn't move and I can't hear anything. It seems to be a recent development, and it's not with all mp3s.
posted by taumeson
on Dec 3, 2004 -
Where can I download a somewhat high quality video of last night's debate?
posted by punishinglemur
on Oct 9, 2004 -