Time and time again I hear this complaint from people trying to download my music: “i can listen to it but i cant seem to download it just opens as quick player i cant download …” (*this is an actual comment left yesterday on my blog – read it if you like).
Try doing this FIRST: To save an Mp3 using Internet Explorer, right-click the song title and choose “Save Target As”. Firefox users right-click and choose “Save Link As”.
If you can’t do that (because those options are “grayed out”) then you are probably being stymied by Apple’s Quicktime.
Quicktime’s fix? Buy Quicktime Pro for $29.99!
That is bullshit as far as I’m concerned – it’s a dirty fucking trick. My first advice is UNINSTALL QUICKTIME FROM YOUR COMPUTER. But inevitably people re-install it because there is some page that will only display some video or music with Quicktime that they want to see, and then the fucking-of-the-consumer begins again.
Here is a great winamp forum article for fixing the problem of APPLE QUICKTIME HIJACKS MY BROWSER AND ONLY ALLOWS ME TO STREAM MP3S – I CAN’T DOWNLOAD THE MP3:
Some members of the forum suggest using QuickTime Alternative:
So there you have it, a fix to a problem that should never have arisen in the first place but for the corporate greed of Apple, and I’ll bet thousands of people have shelled out for QT Pro. So next time you see this “I’m a Mac” guy (and yeah, maybe identify with him a little bit):
What you are really seeing is this:
Don’t believe me? Let’s look at some numbers: As of September 26, 2009, Apple had 34,300 full time employees and 2,500 temporary full time employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of $42.91 billion in its fiscal year ending September 26, 2009. Yeah, I know a lot of blue jean, hoodie wearin’ guys with a few billion in their piggy banks, yeah sure.
I actually like Ditka’s view: