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Thread: SafariDL plugin for 2.0
08-02-2008, 11:37 PM #1SafariDL plugin for 2.0
Has anyone found a way to download songs off seeqpod on 2.0?
08-03-2008, 07:22 PM #2
good question."i believe louisiana is the pelican state"
08-14-2008, 06:43 PM #3
08-16-2008, 05:24 AM #4
another question for this: I wanted all my downloaded files to go to /var/mobile/Documents/Downloads
so I created a symlink
ln -s /var/mobile/Documents/Downloads /var/mobile/Library/Downloads
for some reason, if I do this I can't download any files. But it's not exactly a problem with the symlink. If I just create the folder /var/mobile/Library/Downloads SafariDL won't work anymore. Any ideas on this?
08-16-2008, 11:30 AM #5
Are you making the link/folders as the root user? If so, the mobile user that Safari runs at probably doesn't have permissions to write files to the directory. Remove the Library/Downloads folder and let the plugin make it.
You can always make the Library/Downloads folder a linked subfolder of your documents folder, or just do a chmod and/or chown to fix the ownership and permissions issues.
Note: I'm the author of the DL plugin port to 2.0. PM me if you have more issues, I don't get to these forums regularly.
08-16-2008, 12:14 PM #6
first I chmodded the symlink 755 - didn't work. then 777 - didn't work. then I created the folder as mobile and chmodded it 777 - didn't work either.
doesn't really make any sense to me, because how should the application know if it created the folder itself or if I did it, but it doesn't work.
I'll try it again later, maybe I just did something wrong ... will let you know if it worked.
and PS: thanks for porting this great app, it's really sweet. is it possible to add support for downloading pdfs? so if you open a pdf you can choose to watch it in safari or download it or something. that would be awesome.
08-16-2008, 12:26 PM #7
<key>application/pdf</key> <dict> <key>WebPluginExtensions</key> <array> <string>pdf</string> </array> <key>WebPluginTypeDescription</key> <string>PDF File</string> <key>WebPluginTypeEnabled</key> <true/> </dict>
I don't believe Annotater uses the built-in PDF viewer, so if you have that it might work.
08-16-2008, 01:16 PM #8
btw, newsflash on the symlink-thing: doesn't work. I created my target folder as mobile, created the symlink as mobile and I am able to upload files to the folder via SSH without any problems (as mobile), but when I try to download something it says "Download failed. Could not start saving file."
If I just create the folder /var/mobile/Library/Downloads myself it works fine, but not if I make it a symlink even though the target is chmodded 777
08-16-2008, 01:44 PM #9
What would be the easiest way to play back media downloaded with safaridl? I just bought and downloaded mobilefinder off the appstore but that really doesn't seem to be that helpfull. Any suggestions?
08-16-2008, 03:20 PM #10
08-16-2008, 03:41 PM #11
The downloader's play option will restream it. You'll need a file viewer to play back the media like the one in Cydia, or one of the many on the app store: MobileFinder, Caravan, Files, etc.
I'm not sure why it doesn't like the symlink, I'll look at that for a future version.
08-16-2008, 07:33 PM #12
i think that the mobile finder in the appstore is governed because it won't let me explore all the folders located in the ipone. the program safaridl itself doesn't have a playback feature. and the file viewer in cydia sucks. i tried using icommander but after locating my downloads i cant play them from it. Any other suggestions?
08-16-2008, 11:11 PM #13
I use MobileFinder and it works like a charm once you add in the links to Home and Root so it is not confined to the Documents folder.
08-17-2008, 12:22 AM #14
08-17-2008, 05:43 AM #15
08-17-2008, 12:24 PM #16
But I have another question for you. Could you retry making your symbolic link and have it point to someplace in /tmp or to another, new directory in Library?
I think there's a bigger problem. Some links work and some don't. I'm wondering if mobilesafari isn't allowed to write to certain places in the filesystem.
08-17-2008, 01:37 PM #17
08-17-2008, 09:48 PM #18
You'd think, unless there's an additional security policy that prevents it. Mysteries abound...
08-20-2008, 01:06 AM #19
09-23-2008, 09:43 AM #20
is this working for 2.1? every time i install it, the phone automatically reboots (not sure if that's intentional or sign of an error) and despite toggling in bossprefs or unin/reinstalling, everytime i click an .exe file, I still get "Safari cannot download this file" alert. I'm on 2.1 3G.