Tagged Questions

A download is a computer process of receiving data from another source.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
19 views

Why do some Nginx configurations block download agents using Wget?

I noticed that some Nginx configurations block download agents using Wget like this: if ($http_user_agent ~* LWP::Simple|wget) { return 403; } Why block Wget? If I use the above code in my ...
0
votes
0answers
2 views

Node.js webserver; Show contents of pgp asc file, not prompt for download [migrated]

If you click this link: http://kenCode.de/kenCode.asc Your browser tries to download the file instead of displaying the textual contents of it for api's and sites that need to just read it. Mime ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

How to make files (hosted on free hosting website) ready for 'fast download'?

I have hosted some files on a free website hosting account. I am used to transferring my files via an FTP client and it works well. But sometimes I need to download the files via a web browser. Here ...
2
votes
3answers
443 views

Preventing download of files while allowing them to be viewed

We have a site with a login area for customers to download documents that the client uploads for them. Got some 'sensitive' documents though that the client is forbidden from making available for ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Set of icons available to download freely [closed]

I need to use icons in my website. It has facility to add, edit, search, review etc. So I need to use Icons for the same. I tried googling but not getting it as expected. Can someone help me to ...
1
vote
3answers
87 views

Can secret URLs be used to protect files?

I would like to know if I can offer private downloads in my website (only available to certain users) by placing all the files in a /download folder and make sure it doesn't show the index of all the ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Webshop for digital goods with voucher / gift card system [duplicate]

I'm searching for a webshop which provides the following: The shop offers digital goods (like mp3) User can buy a voucher / gift card @Reseller (Or there is a code provided in the CD) User can enter ...
1
vote
2answers
631 views

How to copy a web page as static content (no JavaScript)

Part of my job is to create mockup designs for clients, where our plugin is inside their existing website. This involves finding a page, downloading all the content, adapting it to run offline (use no ...
3
votes
1answer
156 views

How do I prevent ISPs from killing downloads of files in mid-transfer?

I run a small website with a few users, low traffic, mostly to share personal mp3 files with a small community. Depending on their ISP, my users can't always download or stream larger files. By ...
1
vote
3answers
159 views

Is there any way out so that a video available online cannot be downloaded?

Is there any way out so that a video available online cannot be downloaded ? I have checked almost every way out and found that everything can be spoofed. So does anyone knows anything else that ...
2
votes
1answer
431 views

Why sometimes images load top-bottom, and sometimes by “enhancing” resolution?

In everyday use of internet, i notice that most times, any image that loads, loads by "growing" itself vertically, from top to bottom,. that is, you first see only a few rows of pixels, and it ...
2
votes
1answer
103 views

Prevent HTML files downloaded from getting copied from that particular system to another system or getting the script modified?

How to prevent my HTML files downloaded to a particular system from getting copied from that particular system to another system or getting the script modified? Is there any tool or method out? Well, ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

How to allow a file download only from a local desktop application?

I need to find a solution to allow a file download (It's an .exe file for an app update) only if the request comes from a desktop application and to block requests if they come from a web browser. ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Github download is deprecated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm using Github for a Open Source project, we have also used their file system so that users can download our binary ...
1
vote
0answers
150 views

How can I stop users stealing my video from my website? [closed]

I am making a website in PHP and I want to prevent anybody from copying or downloading my video or its URL, so that the user can only view the video on my website.
0
votes
1answer
226 views

Redirect AFTER Initiating download

I have a question - is there any way to initiate a download and AFTER the user has confirmed the download then redirect to another site? Is something like that possible via ASP or another language ...
-1
votes
1answer
24 views

Activist shared printing material gallery

What would you say would be the best way to do this: We would like to create a section on our activist community FB page and website in order to share with everyone images and files ready for ...
-3
votes
2answers
153 views

Jquery lie about size of download [closed]

When you go to jquery.com you see on top right "Grab the latest version! Choose your compression level:" its saying 32Kb for Production (compressed) version in reality when you download it its 91Kb. ...
2
votes
1answer
258 views

How to hide download file from bots? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restrict the download of all files in a folder? I want to make a private file available for download but not use username/password protection. I want to put the ...
1
vote
4answers
396 views

File formats to download ringtones

What file formats and other specifications must be used to give ringtones (to download) in a website? I'm interested in giving away just one ringtone. The target audience uses smartphones with ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

How to download an MP3 or ZIP file onto mobile devices [closed]

I want to be able to download digital goods to smartphone users (music in format .mp3 or .zip). But iPhone and iPad do not allow direct forced downloads. How can I provide mobile users with digital ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

wget - download external images [closed]

I'm using wget -A to download images from a page. This works fine, when images are hosted on the same domain as the page. But this won't download images hotlinked from other pages (e.g. imageshack) ...
2
votes
1answer
200 views

Is it illegal to distribute a program that downloads YouTube videos? [closed]

I developed a plugin which allows people to download videos from YouTube. It's open-source if that matters. Is my plugin legal to distribute and use?
3
votes
2answers
127 views

Download images and other documents from external websites

We're running a website which enables users to download documents about our company, such as: -wallpapers with the company logo. -company logos in various flavours. -media kits in pdf format. Since ...
3
votes
1answer
247 views

Maximum file size for iFrame in IE7

I've got a "super secure" javascript downloader* that I wrote, and it usually works alright. But I noticed, while trying to download a 90 meg file with it on a client's machine that on IE7, it's ...
3
votes
1answer
99 views

Can Google Index Rewriten URLs?

Can Google index rewriten URLs? I mean, if I have the link <a href="http://mydomain.com/document">Grab the document!</a> and if I instruct Apache to rewrite http://mydomain.com/document ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to find the hidden download link of a file? [closed]

I want to write a flexget config file to download some subtitle files form http://subs.sab.bz/ The site provides rss feeds for its new releases. Unfortunately, the link provided will open a download ...
2
votes
1answer
368 views

Issues with timed out downloads via TomCat?

We get, in our opinion, a lot of failed download attempts and want to understand why. We offer downloads via an email link (typical): http://www.semanticdesigns.com/deliverEval/<productname> ...
2
votes
2answers
87 views

Legality of using/embedding MP3s?

I am working on a language learning startup. I think that one of the best ways to study is through music. For that purpose I would like to include MP3s on the website, together with related study ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

What could keep Chrome from downloading files?

I run a subscription-based site for poker training videos. In the recent past, some portion of our subscribers have developed problems downloading our videos. The affected users are exclusively seeing ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

What's the best way way to download files from a live blog?

I'm having trouble figuring out a way to download files from a live blog. To be more specific, I'm trying to download the directory and php files that this blog consist of, and work on those files on ...
1
vote
5answers
399 views

Should I add a “nofollow” attribute to download links, or disallow the URLs in robots.txt?

I have a download link very similar to Opera's one - it's just a script that sends the file. It doesn't have an extension and there's no obvious way to tell that it's actually a download link. So ...
6
votes
4answers
670 views

What is the benefit of the “download will begin shortly” page?

I've noticed many websites that host files for downloads have an interstitial page between the download link/button and the actual start of the download. Terminology on the page may include "Your ...
1
vote
1answer
133 views

How does Facebook saves images to my HDD

How Facebook downloads images, when you click "Download" near the picture? I see, that they are passing some argument: _n.jpg?dl=1 ,but how it is managed 'behind the scenes'?
1
vote
1answer
816 views

Download Link for Custom File Type

I have a client that wants to make their products firmware files available for download on their website. The firmware files have a custom extension: .bi2. The client wants the files to be downloaded ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Choose from client best server to download from

My web site has a download of a file of about 10Mb. I can have it stored in more than one server and was thinking of a way to offer the download to the best performing server (performance measured ...
2
votes
3answers
336 views

How to inform website owner if someone downloads something from the website?

Right, beginner here so bare with me.. What i've got: A simple html/css website with a page where clients can find informative documents in the form of PDF's and rich text documents, they can just ...
3
votes
3answers
225 views

How to restrict the download of all files in a folder?

I have several .pdb files, which should be viewed in my website by clicking a link on a page. But when a pdf file opens, in the address bar it is visible the directory where all .pdf files reside. SO ...
1
vote
3answers
159 views

How to measure the download and upload speed from my PC to a website?

There is an upload function on a website and I want to measure the upload and download speeds from my PC to the website.
2
votes
1answer
364 views

Downloaded file is from stale cache

I've FTPed a new installer file (for an app I'm maintaining) up to a server on the web, replacing the old installer file. My boss has already sent an email to our users saying "get the new installer ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

“Pay what you want” system

I'm looking for a "pay what you want" system like www.humblebundle.com had during their last software bundle action. Where can I find such a system? It only needs to support PayPal and should send a ...
0
votes
1answer
320 views

How to calculate the actual count of downloads through bandwidth

I have a freeware hosted on my website, and use webalizer to track the traffic. I can get the data of my installation file from webalizer in section "Top 10 of 583 Total URLs By KBytes" (till Jan. ...
2
votes
1answer
248 views

audio streaming that cannot be saved?

I need to publish a audio file that I want to make so that: It is available to listen in streaming. The file can't be retrieved for private use. Any idea how to do it? Something where user cannot ...
8
votes
3answers
693 views

How to Distribute File and get Download Statistics?

One of my Clients wan't to distribute there monthly print-magazine also as free PDF download. Similar to HackerMonthly. We are currently not using any CMS so we are open to every solution. I could be ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Download CSS with all referenced files

Is there a tool that allows me to point to a CSS URL, and recursively download the CSS, as well as all the image and @import urls referenced within it? For example, if the CSS is at ...