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DoggCatcher fails to download valid media files when behind an authenticated proxy?

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On some networks, users need to authenticate from a browser on their device to allow the device to connect to the internet. If DoggCatcher tries to download a media file prior to the authentication and the authentication proxy does not return a proper response code indicating that it was unable to provide the file, DoggCatcher will save whatever the proxy responds with. In this case, there really isn't any way for DoggCatcher to easily distinguish between a real media file and a bogus HTML response.

There are some ideas in this post that we'll probably work into DoggCatcher to work around the problem.