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Q: Download embedded wav sound from a webpage ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Download embedded wav sound from a webpage
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: tritoshemera-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 14 Apr 2004 07:00 PDT
Expires: 14 May 2004 07:00 PDT
Question ID: 330070

This site contains an embedded waav file ("WinXP_crash.wav") that I'd
like to have.  I e-mailed the site owner (B. Liedel), and he replied I
could download directly off the site from the path source... hjow do I
do that?

Another acceptable answer is to find an alternate source where I could
download the file (for free); all that my Google searches have found
so far are wav files from earlier OS's, not XP, that end with a
similair "crash."

$2.00 tip or more for a easy answer.
Subject: Re: Download embedded wav sound from a webpage
Answered By: theta-ga on 14 Apr 2004 13:19 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi tritoshemera-ga,
 Here's the short answer:
   You can download the wave file by using the URL given below.
   ( )  
 Now for the longer explanation:
   If you are using Internet Explorer as your webbrowser, you can view
thw page source simply by clicking the 'View' menu and selecting the
'Source' option. This will open up the webpage in your default page
editor(usually Notepad).
  Once you have the page source open, just do a text search for the
embedded file name, which in this case is 'WinXP_crash.wav'. This will
bring you to the following line in the code:
      	       <PARAM NAME="src" VALUE="WinXP_crash.wav">

   Here, we notice that no file path information is provided for the
wave file. When no separate path information is provided, the file is
searched for in the same directory in which the webpage resides.
Looking at the URL for the page, we get its directory path as:

   Now, combining the directory path and the filename, we get the full
path to the wave file:
  ( )


Hope this helps.
If you need any clarifications, just ask!


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Request for Answer Clarification by tritoshemera-ga on 15 Apr 2004 15:01 PDT
That's a great start - I opened the link, now how do I save the wav
file to my hard drive?  I tried opening the URL from WMP 9 and doing a
"save As" - but the file never saved to my hard drive!

Thanks again! ...tip is coming...

Clarification of Answer by theta-ga on 15 Apr 2004 16:59 PDT
Hi tritoshemera-ga,
  There are a number of methods you can use to download the file to your hard disk:
   - In Internet Explorer, right click the link to the file, and from
the resulting popup menu, choose 'Save Target As...'.
   - Or, if you use a download manager such as GetRight or GoZilla,
then you can use it to download the file.
   - Or, if you have WMP installed, just click on the link and WMP
will load and play the file. Wait until the file has played to the end
(just to make sure that WMP has been able to download it completely),
and then from the File menu, choose 'Save Media As...'.
  I was able to download the file successfully using each of the three
methods mentioned above, so I expect any one of them will solve your

Hope this helps.
If you need any clarifications, just ask!

tritoshemera-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
Great help.. thanks again!

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