MD does not download some .html files

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Lugia010719d1 12/08/2008 02:49 am
Hello. I recently downloaded the trial of MD, and I was trying to download some *.html files from a site ( I can not tell you exactly which, as it is a private seecret site, but it was an imageboard, pretty much like this http://www.99chan.org/ph/res/484.html ) It displayed the correct size of the html, even downloaded the data, but when it finished, the progress showed it is downloading some blank.gif from the site or something like that and instead of the html file it saved a blank 80B GIF file to the target path. Is there any way to make MD save the HTML itself, and not download something else? Other download managers and programs (FG, GR, even the visual basic download script that i used in my app) download these HTML with no problem. Thanks in advance.
Alexander 12/08/2008 02:54 am
Lugia,

Thank you for writing us.
Could you please make the downloading log file for us? This will help us to find the cause of this problem.

For making the log please check all settings under the Log tab in the Project properties dialog for the selected project. Start downloading. After it is done, if this error appeared, right-click in the Log view window and select "Save to file" item from the pop-up menu. Save file, pack it using WinZip or etc program and email it to support@metaproducts.com as attachment. Please add a short description of the problem.

Thank you for your help.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff

Lugia010719d1 12/08/2008 04:08 am
> Nabil,
>
> Thank you for writing us.
> Could you please make the downloading log file for us? This will help us to find the cause of this problem.
>
> For making the log please check all settings under the Log tab in the Project properties dialog for the selected project. Start downloading. After it is done, if this error appeared, right-click in the Log view window and select "Save to file" item from the pop-up menu. Save file, pack it using WinZip or etc program and email it to support@metaproducts.com as attachment. Please add a short description of the problem.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
> Best regards,
> Alexander Bednyakov
> MP Staff
>

Ok. I had to do it in school, so there is an extra proxy in the way, but it does the same with 99chan.
I am sending the log to the email.
It says
I think the most important part is this:
HTTP0: 484.html: File successfully downloaded
HTTP0: Found alternate URL(s) (6)
HTTP0: Mass Downloader version 3.6.0.759
HTTP0: 484.html: File download started
HTTP0: Starting download. Start - 0, End - 0

Some alternate URLs.. i tried to look through settings of MD and the help file and i did not find anything like that. Maybe i missed it.. Is there a way to switch it off?
AlexanderBa 12/09/2008 05:09 am
Could you please try to remove the GIF extension from the accepting file types. To do this please go to Options | Integration | File types. Look for the "GIF" phrase in the text field and delete it with the nearest comma. Please write about the result.
Lugia010719d1 12/09/2008 11:54 am
> Could you please try to remove the GIF extension from the accepting file types. To do this please go to Options | Integration | File types. Look for the "GIF" phrase in the text field and delete it with the nearest comma. Please write about the result.

Ok, i tried deleting GIF from there and then it saved some JPG files instead, so i deleted the whole list and now it seems to work. :)
But i noticed another error.
I am making an app that needs an external download manager/app that can be used through commandline, yesterday i finally finished it up to the point that i could leave it on the whole night, getting links and sending them to MassDownloader, so it managed to download over 1000 files (HTML files and JPG images), and after randomly checking through the downloaded folder, i noticed some of the JPGs are damaged. When i downloaded the same file manually in firefox, i got a working image. The file sizes seem to be the same, but the damaged file starts with bytes that should be somewhere else in the correct file. I dont know if thats an error of MassDownloader or if the server sends bad data, but i never got any nonworking files on that site when browsing it with Firefox or downloading with other apps.
This happened only to like 2 or 3 files, so it seems to happen rarely. I dont have any logs of these downloads, but i got 2 files, one damaged and one correct version of it, which i will now send you through email.
AlexanderBa 12/10/2008 03:50 am
Could you please test the new version of Mass Downloader? You can download it from:
http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/mdsetup.exe
Please write about the result.
Lugia010719d1 12/10/2008 10:16 am
> Could you please test the new version of Mass Downloader? You can download it from:
> http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/mdsetup.exe
> Please write about the result.
Ok I downloaded and installed it. I will leave it over night and then I''ll check the downloaded files. In the "about" window it shows it is 3.6.759 too. Is that correct? I just need to check it to see if i did not install it incorrectly. the massdown.exe CRC is E8166425.