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Hi, I recently tried to download an mp4 file in Apple Quicktime format, (I have done this about 4 or 5 times before, successfully!) But when our "mobile wireless broadband" drops out (as happened 3 times in 1/2 an hour, last night, probably due to other people using the same network, more than usual!) you lose everything that you almost had, ( in the first instance, I lost 99% of a 311mb download and had to start again, I successfully grabbed the whole 100% on the 4th attempt). So, My Big Question is :- Can something be done to retain what you have downloaded, in the case of a signal dropout from our internet connection??? ( we have regular problems with signal dropout but last night was an overdose, usually it may only happen once a day. Now just to clarify, our internet is supplied by mobile wireless broadband which is a modem that uses signal like a mobile/cell phone, and we are in a fringe/weak area geographically speaking. (We have an antenna on our house, which works rather well, as this is our third year going on fourth year) . I just want to know, when this drop out occurs, can we hold the information that we had received before the dropout so we can reconnect and continue on our merry way again? If I have not been clear or have missed information that you need to get a clearer picture, please let me know and I will try to fill in the blanks. Thank you for your time and consideration of my problem! Darryl

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  • Darryl Traves Apr 29, 2011

    Thank you for replying! I have not looked at the links you have supplied, just yet but I wanted to get back to you with more information. Our operating system is Windows XP and our browser is Internet Explorer a recent version, I think. What you have suggested sounds very good on the surface and I will do as you said and read carefully. If there is a better program out there that costs money, I would also consider it as well. I am after the best solution! What I am trying to download are videos from a video archive on a web page , they are just under 1Hour or 310mb approx.. The website gives the option of different formats, "windows media player" (Which we don't have because we have had conflicts in the past!); "Quicktime" (which we have and seems to work ok); and "pop up flash player" (which I know nothing about!) and I have the option of converting to dvd format to save and view as well! Thank you for your time once again. Darryl

  • Darryl Traves Apr 30, 2011

    Hi, just to clarify, if we save the file as Apple Quicktime (or should I say, download as Quicktime.) We then use another program, "avs4you- trial version" to convert and burn to dvd later if we wish.! I will be signing off soon but will be back later in the day. Thank you once again! I will go back and finish off the problem by clicking on "Accept this Solution". Thanks again. Darryl

  • Darryl Traves Apr 30, 2011

    As usual, it has been very helpful to communicate and consult with experts. It seems a waste of time to "re-invent the wheel" when there is knowledge and experience out there in places like "FixYa". Thanks to the "FixYa Team of Experts"! Darryl

  • Darryl Traves Apr 30, 2011

    Hi, I have just received your suggestion about Vlc media player, thank you! A friend of ours downloaded it on our computer several months ago when the system crashed with blue screen syndrome, the second last time, not the last! You are right, it is a good versatileprogram. I uninstalled a paid version of Nero 9 because it would not play one of the childrens dvd's from a different region, which is very disappointing for a paid program, that I may reinstall if neccessary, at some stage. I purchased it a couple of years ago, to convert our kodak camera motion pictures to dvd, it was the only thing that could do it at the time and the only thing I use for that when the time comes. I think our old camera uses mp2 pictures or something like that! Thanks again! I will look later in the day when I get back on the computer, at your suggestions. Darryl.

  • Darryl Traves Apr 30, 2011

    Thanks, I will look into those as well. I did look at a couple, that had other names different than the ones you suggested but they seemed to require different programs to assist. One of them wanted a sizeable download of a program to assist and it sounded like something like SP1 windows something, so I cancelled because I thought it may upset the computer on Service pack 3. Maybe it didn't matter but I don't know enough to go experimenting in the unknown. Thanks again. Darryl

  • Darryl Traves Apr 30, 2011

    Thanks, I will check that out too.!

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Actually, there is nothing much we can do. There are few downloaders both for browsers and for desktop (I am not very sure whether you are using PC or Mac). Eg, we have Rapidshare Desktop for downloading files from Rapidshare and we can even resume the downloads even if there's connection problem. The Download Manager does the same. There are also free tools, You can try Free Download Manager (Click HERE), but first read/see the tutorials before you do it. It's very effective and of course very much faster than usual downloads. Open the link and scroll down the page for Tutorials. The download button "DOWNLOAD FDM FREE" is on the right-hand side of the page or you can click HERE to open the download page. For downloading larger files, this is very useful since we can resume even if there's connection dropouts. There are still many tools, I usually use "SpeedBit Video Downloader" which is extremely very fast, but unfortunately it's not a stand alone program, it's a browser plug-in, if you are going to download smaller files eg.. 50mb, this will be useful as it will take only few seconds. For more details, please visit HERE. If you wish to try few more, you can use "ClipGrab Desktop Video Downloader" (click the name of the program or HERE to visit the website). But please read the detailed instructions on the respective pages i've linked above so that you will learn more about them.
Let me know if you need further help.
Good Luck.
Thanks for using FixYa.

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    Lebanon Raingam Apr 30, 2011

    No worries, the Free Download Manager should meet your needs, though it's kinda slow, you wont miss or loose your downloads and bandwidth. There are many downloaders, but we can't trust most of them since many downloaders act more or less similar with Free downloaders. If you insists, I would recommended "Internet download Manager", this is the SITE. It will cost you around 25 to 30 bucks. As per users reviews, it's one of the best downloader and so I am recommending it to you.





    Regarding your player issue, you don't need to worry, actually, you can ask us about that issue so that we may help you fix it. Anyway, it's not a big issue, you can use one of the best and mostly used free audio/video player "VLC", click HERE to visit the site and to download Vlc Player. This player plays almost all media types including Flv, Mov, Avi, Mp4, Mp3, Mpeg, Jpeg, Jpg, Gif, etc..etc.. and Windows xp readily supports this player.





    Let me know if you still need more help.



    Thanks once again for using FixYa.

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Apr 30, 2011

    Thank You for the feedback. If you wish to convert videos, you can still use many free tools. There are many opensource softwares (free softwares exchanging by experts). Even you can convert videos or audio in VLC player, well, you might not know about it and you might fail to learn it at the moment, but you'll definitely find it useful when you get used to it. Below are the lists of few free video converters I can recommend..






    2. Koyote Soft Mulmedia converter (there are several copies of Koyote converters)










    All the best.



    Regards,

    Nonontech.



    Thank You for using FixYa.

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Apr 30, 2011

    No problem, I hope this might be helpful to you in the future, You can search any free approved software on this website, SourceForge.net, and everything is of course legal. If you wish to find a player or a converter, do a search in the Multimedia or "Audio/Video" section, almost everything is available there for FREE.



    Good Luck.

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