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Get off of my cloud! (or at least stop downloading to my iPhone)

Why do things (television episodes) I purchased years ago via iTunes keep popping up on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by aviatrix on Apr 19, 2015 - 2 answers

Ethics of downloading ebooks

Please help me decide how to ethically consume books now that I'm the owner of a brand shiny new Kindle. [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Dec 14, 2014 - 28 answers

Is 'illegal downloading' an actual crime in the UK?

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 - 4 answers

As an hourly contractor, what tasks should I charge for?

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 - 14 answers

Video Downloadhelper has stopped working.

Can anyone point me in the direction of something that works? [more inside]
posted by anansi on Feb 20, 2014 - 7 answers

How to download videos in Safari 7.0 like could be done on Snow Leopard?

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 - 5 answers

Solution for attachment-free photo downloads over email?

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 (terribly out-of-date interface).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 - 10 answers

Need Help Automatically Downloading Information

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 - 0 answers

JW Player video download advice?

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 - 3 answers

Privacy from ISP?

An un-sketchy (not free? not ad-supported?) ssh web proxy? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Aug 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Tweak or replace this stalling bittorrent client?

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 - 6 answers

Help my coworker's husband read his email on his phone and computer.

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 - 9 answers

Best Way To Organize Podcasts Through iTunes?

Help me organize podcasts through iTunes... [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Mar 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Is downloading videos and music a likely source of large amounts of outgoing network traffic from my computer?

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 - 12 answers


Realistically, how risky is downloading movies, music, tv shows, software, etc from bit torrent? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Jan 21, 2011 - 31 answers

Mac OS application for downloading AND batch renaming...on the cheap!

Simple Mac OS application for downloading AND batch renaming...on the cheap! [more inside]
posted by MiggySawdust on Jan 17, 2011 - 6 answers

A cost effective music solution

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 - 40 answers

YouTube Downloads

Has anyone found a good way to download high-quality HD video from YouTube? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Sep 29, 2010 - 16 answers

When do you buy files from a music subscription service?

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 - 5 answers

Broadband Card downloading

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 - 8 answers

I want to write an app that downloads files.

I want to create a very specific software application. Which language should I use? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter on Apr 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Digital Economy Bill - When will it take effect?

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 - 3 answers

trying to understand Vuze/downloading

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 - 4 answers

Moving a downloadable file to another downloading service?

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 - 8 answers

Recommendations for downloading and saving streaming video?

Recommendations for downloading and saving streaming video from youtube, hulu, megavideo? [more inside]
posted by bluesky43 on Jun 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Which term: Bandwidth, Throughput, Download Speed, Else?

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 - 16 answers

iTunes Help

How can I download a song from another country store at the iTunes store? [more inside]
posted by CollegeNelson on Feb 10, 2009 - 8 answers

How can I download this news video?

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 - 10 answers

Automating TV show downloads off of usenet?

Is there a way I can automate downloading TV shows off of usenet? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Oct 13, 2008 - 9 answers

Giving back to directors who need it?

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 - 13 answers

A bit on bittorrents

Can someone explain to me the magic of bittorrents? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Mar 28, 2008 - 14 answers


I'm looking for a complete or brief history of downloading. [more inside]
posted by Wanderlust88 on Feb 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Has anyone ever been sued for downloading music?

Has anyone ever been sued for downloading music? [more inside]
posted by squarehead on Dec 31, 2007 - 25 answers

What could cause downloads to stop or stall at 90% or so?

What could cause downloads to stop or stall at 90% or so? [more inside]
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay on Oct 18, 2007 - 4 answers

all your word belong to us

macfilter/wordfilter: word attachments have suddenly started downloading as something called "securedownload." [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Sep 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Downloadable PSP Videos

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 - 9 answers

What are the risks of downloading from Usenet

Downloading from Usenet: what are the risks? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2007 - 20 answers

School Filtering

I can't download torrents at school (JC in Tucson). Pages won't load. Solutions? Thanks
posted by JABof72 on Feb 21, 2007 - 12 answers

UK music subscriptions from the US?

As an American, can I subscribe to UK music subscription services (Napster, etc)? [more inside]
posted by apple scruff on Feb 1, 2007 - 2 answers

allofmp3 legality

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 - 19 answers

My file downloads in OS X are ending unexpectedly

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 - 3 answers

Why are some YouTube videos so much better quality than others? What video specs and file format (AVI, MOV, MPG) produce the best results?

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 - 6 answers

wget don't like no flash

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? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Oct 26, 2005 - 7 answers

Sound distortion in Windows XP

Sound distortion on Windows XP [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Sep 3, 2005 - 11 answers

How to copy Shared iTunes music?

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 - 8 answers

Legal to sell MP3 player with music?

Would it be legal to sell an MP3 player already full of music? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on May 12, 2005 - 18 answers

Fuckin' winamp

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 - 7 answers

LokiTorrent panic filter

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 - 32 answers

What are those files on Gnutella that are my exact search term with a file suffix?

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 - 7 answers

Are there any internet-based on-demand TV services?

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 - 22 answers

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