In article ,
Percival John Hackworth wrote:
> In article ,
> PumpkinEscobar wrote:
> > Is there a maximum file size that MENW will download? Ordinarily I have
> > no problem saving a file to my desktop or D/L folder, but this one just
> > won't save. Could it be a size or setting issue or possibly the glacial
> > server that the Uploader used?
> > The file took over an hour to download over a FiOS connection.
> > TIA, PE
> Depends on the file. When downloading binaries, it also depends on how
> the file is encoded into the news group. For a long time, news only
> supported 7-bit ASCII encoding and all the news readers were written
> that way. That's why there were BINHEX and UUENCODE methods for posting
> binaries. That's changed with the YENC protocol which is 8-bit binary.
> Older versions of MTNW didn't support it when you attempt to "save
> binaries" as it's still using "everything is 7-bit ASCII" model.
> I'm currently using 3.5.3b3 but don't use save binaries. Rather, I
> download all postings to ASCII text files and use an decoder like yEnc
> or really old versions of Stuffit (5.5 was the last that worked OK with
> certain binhex postings).
> Sometimes the news server will list the fragments of the file in the
> wrong order and if you save the posting in a text file one at a time,
> this may fix your problem.
> Or contact the poster of the file and ask for a ftp site.
The file played well enough, a few pops, in the MTNW player, just
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