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Re: Unable to download mp3 files

On 2021-01-04 at 22:43 -0500, [emacs-w3m:13744], aalinovi (at riseup.net) wrote:
> Using 'a' doesn't download the file. It simply downloads a raw html of 
> the error message.

Ah, as you say, SAVE_LINK (`a`) is affected by the accept_media
configuration.  To avoid the issue, add "*/*" to accept_media, or
use the extborser, e.g. `6 ESC M` to use curl as background,
`7 ESC M` to use wget, with the following in ~/.w3m/config.

extbrowser6 curl -L -O -C - %s &
extbrowser7 wget -c

> Finally, my knowledge is extremely limited but I wonder if it is 
> something specific to this particular site as I can download mp3's from 
> another site with no problem. But then again, why is lynx able to 
> download the files?

Probably, Lynx doesn't reject the link target by the mailcap

I guess the w3m problem causees when the accept_media configuration
doesn't have "audio/*" and the site uses audio/* such as audio/mpeg as
Content-Type, the another site might use video/* ,application/*, or so.
You can see the Content-Type by the command `w3m -dump_head http://...mp3`.

Tatsuya Kinoshita