Downloading big WMV Files

Author Message
Mike 04/04/2007 04:22 am
I'm trying to rip a site with bunch of big wmv files, but parsing is stacking up really fast, and OE eventually hangs.
Mike 04/04/2007 04:25 am
Is there way to make OE not to parse wmv files?
Oleg Chernavin 04/05/2007 09:51 am
Can you please give me few links to such WMV files, so I could fix the issue? There is a code already to skip parsing them. Perhaps, some condition should be added.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Mike 04/05/2007 11:01 am
I can't give you the link, because it's password protected. Can you just tell me how to setup so that oe doesn't parse wmv files?
Oleg Chernavin 04/05/2007 12:04 pm
Offline Explorer should skip these files from parsing already. Somehow the files you download are different from what I have tested before. This is why I need the links.

You can send me them and the access codes to

Mike 04/05/2007 01:44 pm
I found the problem. When it download wmv files from the remote server, it doesn't have problem parsing, but when there are wmv files that are already downloaded on the local folder, it starts having problem parsing. Why does it parse local files even though I have skip existing media files checked? Isn't it supposed to skip them without parsing?
Oleg Chernavin 04/06/2007 08:34 am
OK. I improved the code to skip such files from parsing. If you want, I can provide you with an updated version of Offline Explorer.

Mike 04/06/2007 10:54 am
Sure, where can I get it?
Oleg Chernavin 04/07/2007 07:21 am
Here is the updated oe.exe file:

Mike 04/07/2007 08:09 am
Thanks it seems working.
I have one more suggestion. Even though it's skipping parsing, it takes a bit of time to check the downloaded files. Can you make it so that html files are parsed first so that the downloaded media files can be checked while downloading the rest?
Oleg Chernavin 04/07/2007 11:53 am
Well, it simply follows links, so it will be hard to change that logic.

Mike 04/08/2007 12:50 am
Why not? Get a seperat parsing cue list for big files (archive and media.) As OE finds a link to an archive or media file, have it check if the file exist on the local hard drive, if it exist, put it on a parsing cue list and move on to next one until the end. If everything's done let oe start working on the parsing cue list for the existing archive and media files at last.
Oleg Chernavin 04/08/2007 04:14 am
Media files are not parsed. So, it is not necessary to put them in the parsing queue. When OE finds a media link, it checks if the file exists on the disk. If yes, it skips it. If not, it is added to the download queue. If the file is parseable, it is being added to the parsing queue.

Mike 04/10/2007 11:06 pm
Hmm. Are you sure you fixed it? I thought you did, but when I try again, it still seems parsing video files. Can you check it again? wmv mpg avi rm and so on?
Mike 04/10/2007 11:36 pm
Try to rip sites with lots of movies like
First rip them, then second delete everything except movies files and try to rip them again.
Be careful they're adult sites though. lol
Oleg Chernavin 04/12/2007 10:40 am
OK. Please try this one: