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Karen 09/01/2006 11:21 am
Just wondering if anyone else has come across a similar problem and knows how to best deal with it.

I am using MetaProducts Offline Explorere Pro 4.0.
I downloaded a site and needed to export it.
I had checked off standard extensions for files with known file types.

The problem I have seems to be with what it identifies as a "known file type". It added .htm to multi-media files such as .mov, .rm and .wmv, so that after the export they are named .mov.htm, .rm.htm and .wmv.htm.

Is there a way to change the options so that MetaPro recognizes multi-media files such as the above as standard file types?

Thank you in advance,

--Karen
Oleg Chernavin 09/02/2006 06:32 am
Can you please tell me actual URLs of the media files, so I could check them?

Thank you!

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Karen 11/15/2006 09:58 am
Hi Oleg,

Once again I exported a project to resolve problems with case sensitivity and came across problems with file extensions being added to multi-media files thereby making them inaccessible.

I am using MetProducts Offline Explorer Pro 3.8
Site downloaded: http://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca
I used the same export settings as before:
Filenames format: keep as-is
Use standard extensions for files with known file types
Preserve online links
Faster export

Once the project is exported multi-media files such as .mov, .rm, .wmv have .htm added and no longer work.

As well, it adds .htm to graphics and other files, but on an inconsistent basis. Here's a list of files which have had .htm added and now no longer work:
.mov, .wmv, .rm, .css, .jpg, .gif, .xml, .wma, .mso, .wmf, .js, .swf, .pdf

Last time I renamed all the files, did search and replaces to change the coding for the "new" files names. Overall, it was a time consuming process.

Is there a shorter, more direct way to resolve this problem?

If not, could you please consider upgrading the export features in the near future? It would be great if there was a list of standard extensions which require .htm to be added to the file name (such as .asp) and a list of those standard extensions which do not require .htm to be added to the file name (such as multi-media files).

> Can you please tell me actual URLs of the media files, so I could check them?
>
> Thank you!
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff
Oleg Chernavin 11/16/2006 06:03 am
Can you please tell me several links to the files, like .mov, .wmv, .rm, .css, .jpg, .gif, .xml, .wma, .mso, .wmf, .js, .swf, .pdf, which get the .htm extension added by an error? I will try to download and export them to see what is wrong and to fix this.

Thank you!

Oleg.