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Problem using showUI in My.computer.Network.DownloadFile

Posted on 2008-10-01
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I wish to us My.computer.Network.DownloadFile to download files from the internet because it has a built in UI that shows progress and also has a [Cancel] button.

I am not looking for an alternative method to download as I have otherways already.  I'm simply looking to see if the following attached code can be made to work... Am I doing something wrong?

It flashes the UI and saves a zero byte file.
My.computer.Network.DownloadFile("http://youtube.com/get_video?video_id=VXd-Xhg_gx8&l=87&t=OEgsToPDskL9-WT-JifHhdMToQRMAZmD","C:\Users\Owner\Documents\FLV_Downloads\dog.flv","","",true,180000,true)

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SameerJagdale earned 1000 total points
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hoping you are not on a wireless network. check this out:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/VB-NET-3306/Computer-Network-DownloadFile-hangs.htm
try making the showui as false, if it works. try lessening the timeout as well. :-)
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by:straubtm
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Hi Sameer,
None of the suggestions seems to make a difference.  I suspect it is simply a problem with the way the file is served up in this case..

I am goiing to resort to generating my own UI.
Tim
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Hi Tim,
I think youtube might have implemented some sort of security so that its not easy to download the file.
Thanks for the points.
-Sameer
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