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Author Topic: emulating xdrives skip download plugin  (Read 4320 times)

tinyvillager

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emulating xdrives skip download plugin
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:12:46 AM »
I'm trying out xdrives 15 day offer,and only reason being is the skip download plugin.The plugin,which is only availible for internet explorer allows you to right click on a link(mp3.,rar.,zip,etc.)and upload it to your online
storage drive.This probably doesn't make sense to those with high speed internet,but with 56k,that averages
about 44k it's kind of neat,espesially with rapide share,large files, and what not.Anyway i have my own site,
and was wondering if there is anyway to emulate this.Say have an open ( open anonymous ftp type setup)
with an app or plugin that would "swoop" the file off the web and onto my webserver.

Just an idea,i don't see myself sticking with xdrive,10 bucks a month for 5 gig of storage and transfer when you
already have web space seems a waste. :(

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Re: emulating xdrives skip download plugin
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005, 04:05:17 AM »
you know, thats a brilliant idea.
basically you are suggesting that one could run a "server" program on another computer with a fast internet connection.
and then on your pc, you right click a file and say "remote download" and it basically sends a message to the remote server you have configures and tell its to queue up the file for download.  very clever idea.

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Re: emulating xdrives skip download plugin
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2005, 05:44:06 AM »
Yeah the link to the page is

 http://www.xdrive.com/downloads/

and it's actually called Skip the Download® Plugin,an active x plugin i believe(only IExplorer)
would be sweet,well if first invented,second if it were a firefox plugin.I've googled the heck
out of copy cat implematations and came up with nothing.
 


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Re: emulating xdrives skip download plugin
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005, 09:40:46 AM »
i really think this is a brilliant little idea - i think it might even be doable as a coding snack, or at least a weekend's job and should be implementable as plugin for ie and firefox.

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Re: emulating xdrives skip download plugin
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005, 02:30:13 PM »
might even be a solution to this old coding snack request:
http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=198.0

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Re: emulating xdrives skip download plugin
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2005, 03:50:42 PM »
good point edvard, i didn't think of it but yeah this sounds like it would solve that request too.
i really do love the idea - someone will surely implement it..

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Re: emulating xdrives skip download plugin
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2005, 11:13:03 AM »
Hmmm...
[url]https://www.xmailharddrive.com/beta/about.xmhd]
So for those of us without the ftp space...
Seems like a plugin could be written that adds "send link to XMHD" to your choice of browser and your smtp service does all the work, bypassing your home box. This should be quite possible, but would require some knowledge of how smtp works and how it would handle an attachment which is coming from a remote location rather than local.