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Steven 07/30/2011 04:32 am
http://dict.baidu.com/bddict/mp3/en//pecan.mp3


Is it possible that I can download mp3 files with a link similar to the one above only differing at the end. (That is, the pronunciation of all the words from a to z)

I created a project downloading the link : http://dict.baidu.com/bddict/mp3/en//{:a..z}.mp3

but in the status column "error when receiving header" popped up and it stopped after trying a to z (what I want is words that contain 2 or 3 or 4 letters not just one letter).
Oleg Chernavin 07/30/2011 04:58 am
I think, the error happens because there is no such file - a.mp3. You need a more complex rule that may generate too many URLs:

http://dict.baidu.com/bddict/mp3/en//{:a..z}{:a..z}{:a..z}{:a..z}.mp3

Try with 3 macros first and if it downloads, use 4 macros.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Steven 07/30/2011 06:06 am
But the a.mp3 does exist in this case.

Another question, is it possible that I can make a list of words using a txt file

eg.

a
apple

and it downloads a.mp3 and apple.mp3 accordingly?
Oleg Chernavin 07/30/2011 07:52 am
Yes, sure. You will be able to use the following macro:

http://dict.baidu.com/bddict/mp3/en//{:file=c:\dir\words.txt}.mp3

Oleg.
Steven 07/30/2011 08:13 pm
I found the links protected in some ways, can POB assign the downloading work to another software?
Steven 07/30/2011 08:25 pm
And would you please have another look at my other question:
http://forum.metaproducts.com/Post.aspx?ID=5780

I've given you the detailed setting and an example of the problem. Thanks very much.
Oleg Chernavin 07/31/2011 05:40 pm
So far, it is only possible to pass to Mass Downloader. To what other software you want to pass it?

Regarding the other issue - I am thinking on how to overcome it now. Not very easy.

Oleg.
Steven 07/31/2011 07:31 pm
I'll be great if it can output the links because other downloading software can't extract words from txt like it.

I've tried downloading using macro. At first, everything went fine, but after downloading about 90 files, it somehow malfunctioned. Can I send you my txt and project setting to you by email? Is the address support@metaproducts.com?
Steven 07/31/2011 07:33 pm
And thank you so much for taking time to think about the other issue even when you're travelling!
Oleg Chernavin 08/01/2011 06:15 am
How exactly it malfunctioned? Maybe the server doesn't like massive downloads at all? When you browse manually, you may click 20-30 MP3 files, not hundreds. Perhaps, you could try 1 download connection with a few seconds pause between downloads?

Regarding the queue - you can start the project, press F9 to pause it and then use the Queue tab to save it to a text file.

support@metaproducts.com is OK.

Oleg.
Steven 08/01/2011 09:21 am
Thanks. How can I add pauses between downloads though? I will try doing that before sending you an email.
Steven 08/04/2011 11:36 am
Can I pass the whole downloading list to mass downloader?
Oleg Chernavin 08/04/2011 02:50 pm
Internet tab - Delay between downloads.

You can pause the download, use Queue tab to select all and copy URLs and then paste them to Mass Downloader.

Oleg.