ignore dynamic querystring parameters used to record session info

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Nathan 07/05/2011 11:03 pm
Hello,

I use OE Pro to download daily video podcasts. This worked perfectly until the website started appending session querystring parameters to the podcast filename. Now, OE re-downloads all podcasts from previous days because the session parameter makes the URL unique.

Here are some examples of the URLs:

http://data.xyz.com/xyz/video/tyt-20110627.wmv?streamer=lighttpd&px-hash=8432420a4e2aa0e6cb21ff25ed904001&px-time=1309921068

http://data.xyz.com/xyz/video/tyt-20110628.wmv?streamer=lighttpd&px-hash=5df2f395ea31d9465c6a1ceb9b9aa2ee&px-time=1309921068

http://data.xyz.com/xyz/video/tyt-20110629.wmv?streamer=lighttpd&px-hash=eff9405c4e9e21085ca5494cc15a4703&px-time=1309921068

For my download, I only care about the URL up until the end of the file extension to determine uniqueness (http://data.xyz.com/xyz/video/tyt-20110627.wmv for example).

Is there a way to configure OE Pro to do this? I am using OE Pro 4.9.
Nathan 07/05/2011 11:36 pm
I forgot to mention that I tried the URL Substitution settings to remove the session parameters. It worked to strip off the parameters, but unfortunately the server would not allow OE to download the files without the parameters.

So essentially, I need OE to strip off the parameters to determine uniqueness, but include them in the download URL if I haven't already downloaded the file.
Oleg Chernavin 07/06/2011 06:11 am
URL Substitutes would work if you uncheck the rule - it will be applied only to filenames. Downloaded URLs will still have the session info.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Nathan 07/06/2011 08:29 pm
That worked perfectly, thank you Oleg!
Oleg Chernavin 07/07/2011 04:11 am
Very good! You are welcome!

Oleg.