DEAR QUICKTIME

WHEN SOMEONE SENDS A REQUEST TO MY WEBSERVER FOR AN MP3 FILE, THEY GET HEADERS LIKE THIS:

200 OK
Connection: close
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 20:10:47 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
ETag: “2b0a8-60ac4b-765d9280”
Server: Apache/2.0.55 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.0.55 OpenSSL/0.9.8 DAV/2 PHP/4.4.0
Vary: Accept-Encoding,User-Agent
Content-Length: 6335563
Content-Type: audio/mpeg
Last-Modified: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 20:03:06 GMT
Client-Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 20:10:47 GMT
Client-Peer: 64.81.85.145:80
Client-Response-Num: 1

PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME, IN YOUR OWN WORDS, HOW THIS IS A “MOVIE” AND WHY YOU ARE RESTRICTING HER FROM SAVING IT TO HER LOCAL DISK UNLESS SHE PURCHASES QUICKTIME PRO. WE HAVE ALREADY UNCHECKED ALL THE BOXES. THERE IS A STORE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF MY HOUSE THAT SELLS SHOTGUNS, AND I HAVE A FULL TANK OF GAS IN THE CAR. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATION HERE.

LOVE,

SOMEONE WHO READS THE RFC’S AND TAKES THEM SERIOUSLY

8 thoughts on “DEAR QUICKTIME

  1. You forgot to mention the Shotgun store is by the Hardware store with shovels and lye.
    Signed
    Someone who has read too many Murder Mysteries

  2. From what I remember (I have been using “Pro” for a while), there are two ways to save. First, through their little down-arrow-menu thinger to the right of the “you are here” slider, which includes things like “QuickTime Settings…” and the (grayed out for non-Pro) “Save…” is one way. From what I recall, saving through the File->Save As… browser pulldown menu still works, regardless of whether it is Pro or non-Pro.
    I could be wrong, though, or they could have changed things in the intervening time.

    1. Cool. The real problem is that despite numerous attempts on her computer, Quicktime won’t stop insisting it owns that mime type, or stop referring to the mp3’s as “movies”.

      1. If it’s Windows, check the File association. If it’s associated with the MP3 type it may also figure the mp3 mime too.

      2. Quicktime
        I have a dim memory that at some point, on some MSWin machine that has Quicktime on it, I had to write a thingy that, each bootup, would have to undo the associations that Quicktime kept asserting each time it was used.
        Horrible horriblesoftware.

      3. If it’s Firefox:
        Tools/Firefox>Options/Preferences>Downloads>File Types>Plug-ins
        in 1.5, “File Types” has been replaced with “Download Actions”
        This actually works for me with 1.5 beta 2 for Windows. It fails miserably in OS X and I haven’t tested Linux yet.

  3. if i have to download an mp3 or mov file on a windows box, i usually read the source and then crap out a little html file with an href to the file that i can right-click on.
    yes. ow.

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