[Express] Download music files

I have a choral group who want to be able to download music files from the Freeway Pro site I am developing. The files will be on a member password protected page. Is this possible and what actions do I need?

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As I am assuming that you do not need high level security then you can use this action Password Protected URL - ActionsForge

Downloading of the files is no more difficult than Right Clicking/Save as from that page.

There are more complicated ways to do it but why make it more difficult than necessary.

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I understand this action. But they want to do is be able to download music files from the page to their desktop. Is this possible?


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This will be determined by the format that you want the files to be.

Do you have a preference?

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mp3 would be best I think.


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A quick example here http://deltadzine.net/music.html

This uses ‘Graphic Link to File’ to get the MP3 onto the web site but you can upload your files to your server by FTP and just use a hyperlink like yoursite.com/musicfiles/track1.mp3

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If you want to force the file to download, rather than to let the
browser decide what to do with that file (like play it), then you need
to either Zip the MP3 file or do something tricky with your .htaccess
file to force the MP3 files to be treated as undifferentiated binary
data.

ForceType mp3     application/octet-stream

Add that to a text file, upload it to your server into the same folder
as your MP3 files, then make sure that your FTP application has its
“Show hidden files” option on. If you see an existing .htaccess file
in the folder, then open it and add the command above to it. But if
there isn’t already an .htaccess file in the folder, rename the text
file you uploaded .htaccess.

That’s all it takes to force the file to download rather than leaving
the choice up to the browser.

Walter

On Dec 2, 2009, at 9:15 AM, DeltaDave wrote:

A quick example here http://deltadzine.net/music.html

This uses ‘Graphic Link to File’ to get the MP3 onto the web site
but you can upload your files to your server by FTP and just use a
hyperlink like yoursite.com/musicfiles/track1.mp3

David


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Thanks very much.


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