download directory on site changing

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James Burrows 06/15/2004 05:02 pm
Well I having ploblems downloading some vidoes off a site.They very easy links as they simple post links to the video. However every few hours they change the download directory. First it would it something link site.com/pavideos210872353343 and a few hours laters it be pavideos2108723332
The numbers un end of directory change. Since it has alot of videos and changes by the time it directory changes the I have not got all the movies. When I resume the download again it would start downloading again however it starts since the video directory is in a different directory it starts to download the same videos again. I was wondering it possible to have it download all files to single directory?
Oleg Chernavin 06/16/2004 04:58 am
I could suggest you to use URL Substitutes (Project Properties | Advanced) to change filenames of the URLs after they have downloaded. Would that work?

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
James Burrows 06/16/2004 08:36 am
> I could suggest you to use URL Substitutes (Project Properties | Advanced) to change filenames of the URLs after they have downloaded. Would that work?
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff

Well might work. I been trying make a url substitute that simple leaves out the numbers in that url but so far did not work. They do not the numbers on the end.
http:\\www.site.com\pavideos251087382702
What url rule do I need to make to take out the numbers. I quickly tried to do it a few times but did not work. Also noticed something else while trying to trying to urk subsitute stuff. It seems that every time you start downloading the numbers after pavideos change. Also to clearly the links to the videos are cgi they basic links like http:\\www.site.com\pavideos251087382702\movie.mpg
Oleg Chernavin 06/16/2004 09:15 am
The following rule should work here:

URLs:
http:\\www.site.com\pavideos*
Replace:
http:\\www.site.com\pavideos251087382702\*
With:
http:\\www.site.com\pavideos\*

If this doesn`t work, please contact me via support@metaproducts.com and let me know where I can try to download such files myself.

Oleg.