Sharing your idisk public files with non-mac users

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by carlodl, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. carlodl

    carlodl Member

    Apr 14, 2004
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    Hi guys, have a dilemma. I just created a website for all my underwater videos (this website by the way is not hosted by .Mac) and since I am running low on server space, I decided to place my other videos on my .Mac homepage / iDisk public folder. I then just provided links to these movie files in my site.

    There's no problem downloading the files if you use a Mac but if you use a PC, the file always comes out as a .hqx document and not .mov, which it's supposed to be. An example of the link is below:

    Notice that if you click it using a mac, it downloads the .mov file fine but when I use a PC, it becomes a .HQX file. Although you can use winzip to uncompress it, some people don't know this.

    Is there any way I can configure my iDisk's public folder to not do this? I tried taking out the "-binhex.hqx" extension in the link but it only showed a page not found error.

    Thanks in advance guys :)

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