More and more stuffs of people interest flowing around the web, people are starting to seek and download those stuffs. However, most of the time the permalink to the storage place are unavailable, especially for media files.
Instead of wasting time searching from Google, smashing the web or even begging the creator of the file, it'll take the least of your effort by using the following tricks which perfectly work on Safari (such as downloading YouTube Video for free) and Firefox.
Safari Web Browser
Open Activity Window
In order to open activity window, you can use the paths Safari: Window ▸ Activity (keystrokes: Command-Option-A).
Recognizing the File
You will see a whole bunch of files displayed inside the pane. Hopefully, movie files stand out of the crowd as those kind of files usually appear in big file size.
Cast the Magic
So, the file you want to download has been spotted. Use this trick: Option-DoubleClick on the file name. The file will be downloaded and put into your Downloads folder.
You don't need to rename the file you've just downloaded. Right after the downloading process is finished, the file is ready to be used.
It's quite different for Firefox…
Firefox Web Browser
Reveal Page Info
Page Info, which is used to display all information regarding to loaded web page, can be opened from Firefox: Tools ▸ Page Info.
Display Media Section
Four different sections are inside the pane: General, Media, Permissions and Security. All media files will be listed under the second section, i.e. Media.
Firefox has the advantage of its nice and helpful UI. Firefox will have Media Preview which makes you effortlessly looking for the file.
Last but not least, click on Save As… button, fill in the filename, confirm the download and that new file will be stored inside your Firefox default download folder.
So next time, if you encounter a web page that disallow you to download the media file on the page, you will know what to do, right? ;)
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