Downloading files off Interet
blaktyger at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 6 17:53:53 CET 2004
Terry Carroll <carroll at tjc.com> wrote in message news:<q02lvv8mr2btomp0e56l64c9cq14qeodcg at 4ax.com>...
> On 5 Jan 2004 23:32:53 -0800, blaktyger at hotmail.com (Blaktyger) wrote:
> >I would like to download some mp3 files from a web site. There is to
> >much of them and I had the idea of writing a script to do it for me.
> >import string
> >import urllib
> >f = urllib.urlopen(""" http://www.somemp3site.com/somemp3.com""")
> >I ran the program and the file is not playing.
> >Can someone help me?
> A couple possibilities:
> First, are you running on Windows? If so, you want your output file
> opened binary:
> Second, what does your output file look like? See if it's a text error
> message. Some sites will check to see whether there is a referring page
> from their own web site, and disallow transfer otherwise (or divert to a
> different site). If your somemp3site.com site does that, your download
> will fail.
> The only way I know around this is to give up using urllib, and use
> urllib2 instead, opening a Request rather than the url directly, and
> specifying the referring page from which you picked up the URL to the MP3
> I can give more detail on this, but check the binary open first.
> Also, if the referring page is not the issue, you will probably find it
> much simpler to use urlretrieve instead. See
> http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/module-urllib.html .
> Instead of:
> import string
> import urllib
> f = urllib.urlopen(""" http://www.somemp3site.com/somemp3.com""")
> You just do:
> import urllib
> urllib.urlretrieve(""" http://www.somemp3site.com/somemp3.com""")
> That's it. It's almost cheating.
> Unfortunately, there's no urllib2.urlretrieve, so if that referring page
> thing is your issue, you can't use urlretrieve.
> Hope this helps.
Cheating is fun =)
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