By Kyle Hatlestad on Jun 12, 2012
I recently had a question come up on one of my previous blog articles about downloading a specific video rendition. When accessing image renditions, you simply need to pass in the 'Rendition=<rendition name>' parameter on the GET_FILE service and it will be returned. But when you try that with videos, you get the error message, "Unable to download '<Content ID>'. The rendition or attachment '<Rendition Name>' could not be found in the list manifest of the revision with internal revision ID '<dID>'.
Through the interface, it exposes the ability to download, but utilizes the Content Basket to bundle one or more videos and download them as a zip.
I had never tried this with videos, but thought they had worked the same way. Well, it turns out you need to pass in an extra parameter in the case of videos. So if you pass in parameter of 'AuxRenditionType=media', that will allow the GET_FILE service to download the video (e.g. http://server/cs/idcplg?IdcService=GET_FILE&dID=11012&dDocName=WCCBASE9010812&allowInterrupt=1 &Rendition=QuickTime&AuxRenditionType=media).
And if you haven't seen the David After Dentist video, I'd highly recommend it!