Please help me out with this project. I am trying to download all photos attached or linked externally in post from this forum address:
I've used the template "Download forum topics and posts". I logged in using the browser of OE and remembered the login. After starting the project, OE runs for about 20 seconds and doesn't download anything. I am stuck. My concern is that there are Czech characters in the URL...
Could you give me some hints?
These are my settings:
Download from the following URL(s):
Limit level to (unlimited)
Only file types: images, archives.
Download from starting server (and up to 1 links from other servers), all directories, all filenames.
Only with URL paths containing: 14-skoda-felicia
Only with URL filename containing: showthread.php, ^post.aspx, viewtopic.php, topic.cgi, showtopic=, ^read.php, ^forum_posts., forumdisplay.php, ^posts.aspx, viewforum.php, board.cgi, forum.cgi, showforum=, ^list.php, ^forum_topics.
Excluding URL filename containing: &p=[1-9], &mode=
Translate all links for offline browsing.
Parsing options: Check files integrity, Suppress Web site errors, Explore HTML Forms, Evaluate script calculations.
URL Filters - Directory - uncheck from the starting directory box and remove all keywords.
and keep only the following Included list keywords:
URL Filters - Server - uncheck the Up to 1 Links from other servers box.
This should work.
I am still puzzled about not being a standard forum engine. IP Board is used on thousands and thousands of forums. It is on the market for over 5 years.
Another observation I have is about the difficulty of setting OE. It still remains not intuitive despite having the templates. A much better solution would be a "forum analyzer". Upon entering the URL of the forum, UE starts analyzing what engine it has and prepares most of the settings. There aren't too much project types for a forum. Download a section, download a topic or download all images and attachments.
There was a nice piece of software that did those jobs, called ForumD. Sadly the project is abandoned. Maybe you can use it.
This would help me to improve the template top support them.