I am using Firefox on Ubuntu 10.4. I want to download a TED movie but my browser forces me to play it. The player it shows has no apparent option to save the video. I can save the video if I do a wget on the URL, but that seems like a harder route than normal.
I found a promising dialog in Edit|Preferences|Applications. I set "MPEG4 Video" to "Always ask" and every other video format I could find also to "Always Ask". I think I'm missing the mapping from video/mp4 to "Always Ask". It's probably missing from the dialog in some sort of assumption that everyone would always want to play a video/mp4 directly in firefox.
In short, is there a way to map video/mp4 to "Always Ask"?
BTW: My ISP's "unlimited plan" limits me to only 5GB per month, so I want to download my favorite videos and watch them locally as many times as I want. Fellow Americans, beware of "unlimited" plans.