Help needed for a site

01/19/2011 02:28 am
Would love to capture this site which I subscribed to but for some reason, it doesn't let Offline Explorer Pro v5.9 get pass a web form login page. It looks like the login generates some kind of a cookie which is needed to access all resources/pages subsequent to that.

The link is

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Oleg Chernavin
01/19/2011 04:29 am
It is easy to download this type of site.
You need to browse to the logon page of the site using the internal Browser of Offline Explorer Pro .

If you need to download the site immediately and only once, you can proceed with the logon and begin downloading the desired pages using Offline Explorer Pro . The program will use the session cookies of the logged on site from the internal browser.

You can also record the logon form contents in a Project, so that Offline Explorer Pro will know how to log itself on whenever you wish to download the site. This is useful when you want to schedule the site download or perform it later, or if you want to update the downloaded site in the future.

Once you have entered your username and password on the logon page in the internal browser, press and hold the Alt + Ctrl keys on your keyboard, click the Logon (or Submit) button in the Web form and release the keyboard buttons. You should get a new Project that contains the Web form information recorded in the URL field.

Adjust the Project settings as you wish (set the Level and other parameters) and click the OK button to save the Project. You may begin downloading at any time.

It is also recommended to make sure that the "Use alternate connection method" box is checked in the Internet tab of the Ribbon.

Note: The form recording method is supported only in the Pro and Enterprise editions of Offline Explorer.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
01/19/2011 02:12 pm
Thanks Oleg.

The information you provided is useful and did allow me to save the webpages by manually clicking through the links. However, I would like to automate this process and am not having a lot of luck. Basically, whenever I try to automate this, all I can see is the login web form. It doesn't appear to be able to get past that point.

I have tried using the Ctrl-Alt option while clicking on the login button and it appeared to save the cookie ID as part of the Offline Explorer Pro URL properties. That isn't good when this cookie expires in a short time or if I were to try to re-schedule an update.

Any other tips?
01/25/2011 04:07 pm
Hi Oleg,

I've encountered some embedded HTML within a Shockwave/Flash object on some of the web pages which when Offline Explorer replaces with a blank space. Having the level limit set to 1 should have it linked directly to the Youtube video that the Flash object links to.

Here is an example HTML;

<object width="640" height="390"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></embed></object>

How do I get Offline Explorer to download the YouTube Video or at the very least link it?

Oleg Chernavin
01/25/2011 04:19 pm
Can you please try beta version of Ofline Explorer Pro 6.0? We improved video sites support in this version:

If it doesn't work for these pages, let me know how I can reproduce this. Thank you!