Here is an applescript i wrote that uses MPEG Streamclip to download .REC files i want to save offline from my toppy to my macmini. YMMV.
i wrote this as i couldn't get puppy, ftpd-topfield or MACTF to compile or work properly. mac OSX since 10.3 has the ability to script clicks on menus and buttons and things which makes scripting an almost unscriptable application quite easy. (ie just needs universal access compiled in, which most new apps do by default).
Doing this with a well supported app such as MPEG Streamclip really shows the mac is a good companion to the toppy.
I'm a scripter by day, but this is my first major applescript, usually i write perl and shell scripts on solaris. so if you find any bugs let me know in this thread.
Tested on osx 10.5.x, it won't work on anything below 10.3 (so says apple) and it checks for that anyway.
Download from here: http://www.kiwi-hacker.net/MPSC.applescript the code is too long to post in the forum.
you need to change the properties toppyFolder to where you move you saved recordings on the toppy itself. I use a folder in DataFiles called Uploads
then change the savePath to where ever you want to copy the files to, i use a external harddrive with a folder on it called movies.
you stilll need to delete the files off the toppy once saved to the mac but thats just being safe.
All the best,
ps. This is post is by way of thanks to the toppy.org.uk community. cheers everyone.
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(* MPEG Streamclip .REC file downloader applescript (MPSC.scpt) www.kiwi-hacker.net v1.0 - 14may09 - NIC - initial release *) -- user configured static properties property toppyFolder : "Uploads" -- folder in DataFiles to check for files to upload property savePath : "/Volumes/exthdd/movies/" -- place to store the downloaded files from the toppy