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too many copies of my download

Post by Frompointsbeyond » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:18 pm

I just downloaded FlashGot and haven't found any 'basic' directions for use anywhere.
My first problem is when I open a soundcloud tune, click on the Flashgot icon on my tab, and the Flashgot window opens -
'select all' is not selected, but when I click 'OK" about a hundred file icons of (mostly) the same file show up on my desktop.
(desktop is my default destination)
If I highlight just one of the files in the dialog box - nothing happens?
thanks for any (SO basic) help.
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download too short

Post by Frompointsbeyond » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:11 pm

Yea! I figured out how to get a single download.
But - it's only a few seconds long.
why is that?
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Re: too many copies of my download

Post by Thrawn » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:53 am

Hard to fully answer without seeing exactly what you've encountered, but perhaps the site is actually assembling a tune from many smaller files?
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Re: too many copies of my download

Post by From points beyond » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:37 am

Yes, that sounds right.
If there's a setting to make that happen, I'd like to de-select it....
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Re: too many copies of my download

Post by therube » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:14 pm

If its coming, segmented, from the server, then no.
You'd have to capture all the segments, then re-assemble them.

Possible the site has both segmented & non-segmented?

There might be a FF setting that could have some effect, not sure?
Try toggling (& I'm assuming these are mp4/m4a files?) media.mediasource.mp4.enabled & see if that makes any difference in how the file is served?

If the site is using m3u/m3u8 (segmented) format, you might be able to use ffmpeg to copy the file?
Something like:

Code: Select all

ffmpeg.exe  -i  http://server.com/mysong/segmented.m3u8  -c  copy  completefile.mp4
(Might even be able to set something like that up as a "download manager"?)
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