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too slick for its own good...

I just joined this site and I can't figure out how to download the #$@%^^&&^ course videos for offline viewing. I'm on a Windows 7 machine with iTunes and I want to view on a Kindle Fire HD. I have more years of education than 99.9% of the living population on this earth, and I'm still at a loss. This site is very pretty, but please just tone it down and put a simple list somewhere where I can check off what I want and click download...

7 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

there is a downloads section on the right hand side of the video page. They have standard and HD videos available in the MP4 format. Right click the one you want and select save link as. It is a bit confusing as the links make it seem like just clicking the button would download it.

yes, I see that, but when I click on either of the video download options it simply plays the video in another window - I'm running Firefox 27, maybe I'll give it a try on Chrome, or IE...

oh, sorry Stone, didn't read your entire post as I'm too frustrated right now - time to step away... I'll give your method a try, thanks - Ian

OK, all sorted, thanks Stone

Tom Bedford
Tom Bedford
15,645 Points

In some browsers you may be able to left-click and download the video. Modern browsers can handle many different file types and will try to open the file themselves if it's a format they recognise. There's not much Treehouse can do about that behaviour.

Making all the videos .zip files would allow most browsers download the file with a button click, but you'd be left to unzip it yourself.

It's a similar situation for mp3, pdf, txt and images - many browsers will open the the files themselves by default. Right-clicking will let you save all of these.

It can also help out when people have a button that says "email me" with a mailto link and you have no default mail program installed.The link does nothing and the text on the page is useless, but if you right click you can copy the email address of the link.

Hello Ian,

It is an honor to be in the company of such an accomplished scholar. I have know doubt that your presence will enhance the experience of us all.

Regards, Jeff aka The Fool on the Hill

Thank you Jeff, it's a pleasure to no you.