Downloading from FileSonic
How can I download files from FileSonic with a premium account?
FileSonic uses a cookie PHPSESSID to identify you when you download, you will need to login using your premium account username and password in your browser (make sure you check the box 'Remember me') and then DownloadStudio can use this cookie to download files from FileSonic. If you are using Firefox you will need to close firefox after you login to flush the cookies to disk so that DownloadStudio can access them.
I logged in to my Filesonic account.
Tried to download a file with downloadStudio, but the downloaded file is an empty (8Kb) file.
any further help is much appreciated.
Have you visited the filesonic page for the download in your web browser to make sure the link is valid? If you open the downloaded 8kb file in notepad what does it show?
the download link is valid, because I can download it with JDownloader.
If I open the downloaded file by DownloadStudio in notepad, it's reads as following.
thank you for trying to help
The actual file download links for filesonic look like:
This link is contained on the page:
So in order to turn http://www.filesonic.com/file/r00021...gear_11_10.pdf into a valid download link DownloadStudio needs to parse the html returned by the request and find the download url. Or we can have a look a JDownloader and see what it's doing. We'll have a look at this next week and see if we can add this into DownloadStudio 7.0.
Until we make any changes, in order to download from filesonic you will need to visit the page that hosts the download link in your browser, e.g. http://www.filesonic.com/file/r00021...gear_11_10.pdf, and click on the download link so that DownloadStudio can catch the download for you.
FileSonic suggests JDownloader for downloading files from their servers.
I simply downloaded JDownloader and added my filesonic account info.
It's downloading my files without actually opening the download pages.
It's a little bit wierd, though I'm not sure if it's only me or if it's just what it should be.
If I click a download link in FireFox and select JDownloader to use it as the download manager,
JDownloader fails to download the file.
But if I drag the download link into JDownloader's main window, the download starts.
In any case it's working for me, but I prefer to use DownloadStudio if possible.
Any kind of workaround to let me continue using DownloadStudio, is much appreciated.
Last edited by vip_shadow; 02-25-2011 at 09:25 PM.
I purchased a premium FileSonic account for testing and found that I can use DownloadStudio if I am logged in to FileSonic in my web browser and I check the box 'Remember me' (It is very important to check this box, if you don't then DownloadStudio cannot find your login cookie). Now when I add any link to DownloadStudio from FileSonic http://www.filesonic.com/file/r00021...16E05.hdtv.rar the correct file is downloaded.
I'm sorry for making you purchase an account which you don't need.
I could send my account info if you had asked. After all, you use it just for testing and I'm sure it's not against rules.
I'm dieing to know how did you do it.
How did you add the download links to DownloadStudio?
the following link is a screen capture of what I do.
In this movie, you'll see that I first click a link in Firefox and firefox starts downloading the file.
It shows that I'm logged in to my filesonic account and the necessary cookie is already set.
next I drag a link to DownloadStudio's Drop Window and after receiving an alart, I receive a failed error in DownloadStudio.
Later I copy the same link and in DownloadStudio I click Add new Job and paste the link.
Though the link ends with rar, I receive the following window:
DownloadStudio downloads a 37Kbyte file (Bad Hash). The downloaded file should be 100MB.
watch full screen please
Last edited by vip_shadow; 02-28-2011 at 03:41 PM.
3 days gone and not a single reply
what a pain
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