Re: Maximum size of temporary files
On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 12:20:46PM +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Camaleón <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:50:00 +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> >> Jochen Schulz writes:
> >>> Rodolfo Medina:
> >>>> All right, I didn't want to be prolix. This happens when I try to
> >>>> catch a streaming video from internet. On my system, while the video
> >>>> is running from the web, it is stored in the directory
> >>>> ~/.mozilla/firefox/<garbage>/Cache. After it's all stored, I collect
> >>>> it from there and `mv' it at my pleasure. Now, usually when the file
> >>>> reaches 5.5MB, a new file is created in /tmp and the loading continues
> >>>> there. So the video gets broken into small pieces that I have to
> >>>> search for here and there, which is uncomfortable. That's why I want
> >>>> to know how to get rid of that limit of 5.5MB.
> > Can you post a link with a video sample?
> > I have no problem to get the whole video stored in the cache folder when
> > watching them at Youtube, provided the whole cache size of the browser is
> > set to a higher value that the video occupies.
> The video in question is here:
I just tried that link, and it behaves like you said. But I tried
another link to a 50+ MB flash video and iceweasel does not split that
file up into 5.5 MB chunks. So I suspect the website is forcing this
behavior -- possibly to save bandwidth (preventing someone who only
watches the first 5 minutes from unnecessarily downloading the entire file).