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    Downloads wont work right


    Everytime I right click on a file name to download it, it only shows weirdave taget as" and it saves it as an html file. I cant seem to just save the wav file. someone please help.

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    Hello AudioArtist101.
    It helps to say which operating system and browser you are using.

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    hey there yes i get this too.

    i'm using mac os x 10.5.8 and safari 4.0.5...

    is it the browser?

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    Right Click and Save Target as... works for me

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    it doesnt work for me either, im using Windows Vista 32 bit with windows internet explorer. It only saves it as a .html doc, i cant seem to save it as a .wav

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    Hi. "Save target vas" gives me an html save. "Save As" lets me save thye picture. I can't save the sound. I am using Windows 7 on a Dell.

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    Hello everybody.

    Having observed the same problem from the beginning on my Vista with Firefox or IE8 computer, here is how I solved it. This idea ought to work on on most OS and browser combinations.

    First go to tools-options-applications (for windows+firefox - or whatever for other browsers) and set all audio file extensions you are interested in to "Always ask" what to do with this file type. So I set "Always ask" for .wav, .aiff, .mp3, etc.

    Now, to download a file I "LEFT" click (not right-click) the download button and a window pops up with an option to save the file. Hey presto.

    Since doing this I've never had any problem downloading files from Freesound.

    Hope this works for you, but either way it would be useful to everybody to report back here with success or failure, and details on setting the options for different browsers.

    Wibby.

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    strangely_gnarled
    ... to download a file I "LEFT" click (not right-click) the download button and a window pops up with an option to save the file. Hey presto.

    Ditto ... http://www.freesound.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=24724#24724

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    Hi Timbre.

    Hey! Glad this idea has been discovered by others too. Makes it more likely as a "generic" work-around.

    The problem that most people have is that their browser is set up to open an app or plug-in to play the sound. Different browsers (even versions of the same browser) handle php and html in links differently. With some players, (the simple quick time player for instance) the user is not even given the option to save the file from there. It's the browser handler settings that are important. A similar problem sometimes occurs in browsers other than firefox, so I'm hoping a similar approach will work for them also.

    Wibby.

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    Thanks Strangely_Gnarled, I followed your advice to left click and it worked perfectly.
    I'm on Vista home premium and using Firefox

    note to mods - maybe changing the image that says 'download right click + save as' would help other users? i would suggest 'download here'

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    Glad I helped OverEar.

    A problem with any graphics on the Download button is that is that "right-click" gives a differently worded set of options on every different browser - even on different versions of the same browser. On my Firefox v3.5.9 the option "save link as" mostly works, but I know there was a time when it didn't. (Don't know what may have changed.) I've seen posts here that say "Save target as" works on some browsers. When I first started using freesound none of the right-click options worked for me in either firefox or IE8. I could get an HTML file, or the dload.png image - I think I even got a php file once, although there is nothing in the source code of the current HTML page to explain that! Also how any given browser works depends on how it has been configured and what plug-ins etc are installed, so firefox, IE, safari, opera - whatever, might work perfectly for nintynine users but not the hundredth due to no fault of the Freesound website.

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    I'm on a Mac and use Safari and can't download. VERY frustrating as I'm just saving .html pages

    Any suggestions please?

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