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PDF files "corrupt" or download troubles?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:47 pm
by imslp
I've recently received a few e-mails saying that PDF files downloaded cannot be opened. This should not happen with any of the files on IMSLP; so if it does happen, it is not normal. Unfortunately, I cannot reproduce this problem no matter how much I try (I've tried all the browsers and no luck). Therefore, I would like people who encounter this problem to post in this thread and answer the following questions:

1. What is the IMSLP number of the file you downloaded?
2. What is the work page that the file is on?
3. What browser (and version; please be specific [ex. IE 6.0.2900]) did you use to download the file? The entire version string can usually be found in the About box in the Help menu.
4. What PDF viewer are you using to view the file?
5. What is the size of the file if you saved the file to your hard disk?


Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:23 pm
by gprimiceri

I have got BLANK pages! :(
What about?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:15 pm
by imslp
Can you open the file from the Sibley page ( Also please answer the other questions in my first post (i.e. what browser, PDF viewer, etc.)

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:20 pm
by gprimiceri
Now all right.
I used GSview; with Adobe Reader now I can see Balakirev pdf.

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:53 am
by imslp
Ah... I find GSView unreliable viewing PDF files. I'd recommend Foxit or (if your on linux) XPDF/KPDF

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:11 am
by gprimiceri
I've tried Foxit: fantastic! Also in italian.
Thank You very very much.

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:23 pm
by emeraldimp
Yes, I've found that I'll often end up (when converting tif to pdf with ImageMagick) with the resulting PDF displaying poorly in gv. I think the problem is related to a lack of dimension information, and so gv just formats it big, with the actual image in the lower left corner. If I change the page size (ie to letter or A4 or something close to the actual size of the image), it displays properly. Maybe we should note that somewhere on the site...

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:10 pm
by imslp
Files known to have this problem: #01898, #02174, #03830, #03848. People who also have this problem might try downloading these files (you can look up the work page using the "search IMSLP #" function in the sidebar), and see if you can download them.