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Old 04-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Safari 5.1.1 Video Download - No Activity Noted

I used to download video streams playing in Safari
by entering the Activity window and there
double-clicking (usually) the largest file therein.
This file's size would be changing, making it
that much easier to identify it.

But now my activity window does not show this
file, i.e., a large file beyond mere kbs, and no
longer see a file therein that is growing in size.

Which means, I have to go to Firefox to download
a video instead of doing it in Safari, my preferred

Does my version 5.1.1 have a problem with this
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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I believe this is due to the separation of processes introduced with Safari 5.1 whereby there's the Safari process (for the application) and the Safari Web Content process (for, well, web content). Since this process split, it seems as though the Activity Monitor window no longer shows video being loaded like you describe. Your best bet is likely to continue what you've been doing by going to Firefox (or some other browser) or, similarly, poking around MacUpdate or the Mac App Store for applications which help with downloading online videos.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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OK; too bad; thanks NaOH!
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